Physical exercise causes a decrease in Blood pressure after the exertion is finished. Follow my thinking, cause I used to prescribe blood pressure meds all the time. I also used to manage a cardiac rehab, where we got people on treadmills after having open heart surgery. So initially your B/P may go up with exertion causing increased Heart Rate etc. Now when you stop you have vasodilatation. Your veins and arteries expand to allow for more blood flow to and from muscles that were just used. This of course causes your “blood pressure” to drop due to this expansion. You have been hypertensive for unknown length of time correct, now you have been put on meds to lower that baseline B/P. So after exercise your B/P is now even lower than what you have accustomed to. Also with this decrease in B/P it subsequently increases your heart rate due to normal physiological response of the body with decrease B/P. It basically tricks the heart to thinking you are bleeding out and needs to get blood to the vital organs as fast as possible. I know this was long, and hopefully is clear. [/quote]
Please don’t worry about length, this is actually very informative. I kind of suspected something like this, just wasn’t quite sure what conclusion to draw. It does seem like during the exertion my heart is beating harder than normal too and I wasn’t sure if that is attributable to the meds also, or the blood pressure spiking (if nothing else).
My most recent experience while training (chest and back) was a strong pulse in my left ear along with lightheadedness/slight dizziness and a strong heartbeat. It got up to 138 beats a minute max, which I guess is not deadly, but I was training heavy with long rests, so it shouldn’t have been that high, at least I think. After the workout (I cut it short due to feeling crappy) I was having some heart pain and palpitations. Kind of freaky. Seems like that aspect may be due to what you are explaining. I just don’t know if it is dangerous to be on this med or not. I know the high BP is bad too. I am going to make it a priority to lose some body fat and not worry about size and strength as much for the moment.