... Caffeine and smoking are huge causes of high blood pressure, so your bp medications have to fight twice as hard to get over the effects of the caffeine and the smoking. ... (4 replies)
... After several months of very high BP, I think I might be too low now. Taking 20 mg Lisinopril a.m. with 25 mg toprol XL. Also 25 mg toprol XL at night. My BP is now running no higher than 112/60 right before nighttime dose of Toprol. Both heart doctor and regular doctor say its okay as long as no symptoms (dizzy etc.) I feel good, however, I get concerned in evening... (7 replies)
... Yes, lady bandit i have had this happening for a year but im not sick. Always had normal 90/60 bp then started having 120/88, 115/90 bp & a fast, hard pounding heartbeat that made me breathe fast & wouldnt stop even with rest. Cardiologist did all the testing & my heart is fine. He said that its caused by anxiety & sometimes for no reason at all but is an autonomic nervous... (4 replies)
... There aren't enough medications to counteract the harm that you are doing to your own body and metabolism. Being overweight puts you at great risk for being Insulin Resistant (ref: Metabolic Syndrome). Smoking introduces over 100 different, possibly harmful chemicals into your metabolism. Not exercising? :nono: Plus... if I drank 4-5 cans of Iced Coffee daily, I would be... (6 replies)
... maglib, I am sorry that your son is faced with health issues. I'm sure it is not only stressful for him, but also for your entire family. If your untiring determination to help him was medication, he would have been cured by now!
I had difficult to treat, chronically high blood pressure. I also had Heart Failure. As I got progressively worse, and was very sickly, I knew if... (14 replies)
... based on 60 readings. ... (2 replies)
... Hello...This is my first post in the Hypertension forum and I had a question regarding my blood pressure medications. Right now my Doctor has me on 25mg Toprol-XL and 320/25 Diovan HCTZ. I have been on this regimen for about two years now. A year ago my BP was great 114/70 to 108/64 at times. Lately I have been running 130/74 to 125/80. I know that it is still in an OK range... (3 replies)
... I am 36yo and run a BP somewhere between 100-120/60-75. One day I had a severe HA, my face was blood red and felt on fire, I put a cold wash cloth on my face and laid down. After about 3 hrs I felt better. The next day it happened again but not as bad. I checked my BP at the hospital and it ran between 160-170/100-112. I went to the ER and they ran test and EKG, everything... (2 replies)
... For past 2 months I've been on 20 mg Lisinopril and 25 mg Torpol XL a.m. AND 25 mg Toprol XL p.m (for anxiety). My BP was 194/90 most of the time before this. Now it's around 98/60 in p.m. just before nighttime dose of Toprol. Now, I'm paranoid about being too low. Heart DR and regular DR don't seem concerned at all, but I am. One extreme to another. I feel fine, no... (7 replies)
... Recently my blood pressure dropped from it's usual low 80s down to 60 and now the top number is often around 100. ... (12 replies)
... Now I'm worried that my blood pressure is on its way back up. I have added a little more fat and calories back into my diet in the hopes that my BP will go back down to where it was. ... (2 replies)
... I am now 26 years old, normal weight, normal diet, and I remember on several occasions when I was a kid, getting my BP checked. Here were the results... ... (6 replies)
... Hi Tina/Zuzu:
Actually most of my story is in the heart disorders and high cholesterol forums. I have seen your informative posts for some time Zuzu, so I usually only add when I have personal experience to contribute because your posts are always so very informative. ;)
Anyway, yes, I had 3 hypertension meds, a triglyceride med, allergy med, and diabetes med. I... (13 replies)
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... I went to have a sigmoidoscopy as an outpatient and my blood pressure was188/100, I assumed it was because I was anxious about the test. I had a friend take my blood pressure at her house in the evening and it was still as high.I also had calf pain but I do a lot of long distance running.I went into a walk in centre and my blood pressure was still as high.The nurse told me to... (0 replies)
... based on 60 readings. ... (11 replies)
... Blood Pressure and heartrate varies all day long. You can take three bp readings in a row and get three different bp readings and three different hr readings. ... (10 replies)
... Is it normal for diastolic pressure to drop after exercise?
If I meassure my BP right after I do some pull ups its 157/57 with pulse of 112 repeated test after a minute its 158/60 pulse 103.
10 minutes later -> 130/55 with pulse of 85.
I've started taking norvasc 5mg - 5 days ago. The thing is I have never payed attention to my dystolic results before, so I am not... (2 replies)
... Thanks for your post and research, Machaon!
I was wondering....could you please share with us the specifics of your low cal / low carb / high frequency eating diet?
Thanks! (16 replies)