Originally Posted by strange_wings
Your blood pressure was probably up simply due to stress and moving around. During doctor's visits mine can get up to 110/60 (and with my midodrine), while it will be lot lower when I'm at home or in the hospital.
Still, if that's high for you it won't feel very good.
When i got out of the hospital last fall, I was reading up on things like BP and all... having an elevated BP when you go to the doctor is call White Coat Syndrome... many folks get anxious about going to the doctor/ER, so their BP goes up.
To the OP: I'm glad you finally went in... and definitely follow up with your doctor. I have cruddy insurance (they paid 2K out of a 27K hospital bill), and when I went in last fall to my usual clinic, I didn't know I was closer than I'd like to admit to being in serious danger. I had cellulitis, basically from a staph infection... and that's no fun. If I'd delayed much longer, like a couple of days, I probably wouldn't be here today... so always get these things checked out... doctors and hospitals understand about financial hard times...
I hope everything really is okay... but that fainting and subsequent issues bothers me...
Okay... off to work now...