The Symptoms for autonomic dysreflexia are
- Pounding headache
- Goose pimples
- Profuse sweatingFlushed and blotched skin on face and upper trunk Those with a spinal cord lesion above T6 must be aware of autonomic dysreflexia or hyper-reflexia and so should their family and carers.
- High blood pressure
Note: You may already have a lower normal blood pressure (e.g. 90/160) after injury, therefore 120/180 may represent a rise.