... 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)
... I'm posting again because I took my BP all day yesterday (probably every hour or so) with readings ranging from 112/88 to 140/105. I'm normally a 110/70-78 gal, so I'm very upset about this. Could my anxiety over these readings be what's causing the rise? I should mention, work has been disasterous, and my husband is scheduled for open heart surgery on 11/3 to repair the... (13 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)
... I've taken my blood pressure over 26,000 times, since 1998, or about seven times per day. To answer your question, I went to my reports showing my average hourly readings for 2003 and for 2008.
My average BP for 2003 was 151/96 based on 1032 readings. Pretty awful for having worked hard on lowering my blood pressure for FIVE years! :( Thousands of readings, many medicine... (2 replies)
... OK. This is the problem. I've been on the Benicar/HCT for a week and two days. My blood pressures have been running between 130/88 to a very low 90/62.
I'll try not to be too graphic here....but, my female time of the month has been EXTREMELY messed up since I had my stillborn baby in September of 2003.
Now, I am 36 on the edge of 37 :) and I've been having hot flashes for... (7 replies)
I'm new to this board and wanted to share my frustrations and problems about my blood pressure.
I'm 36 years old and have been dealing with fluctuating blood pressure for several years.
I was on medicine(Ziac 2.5) for quite a while(approx 4 years) and had to go off of it due to a large amount of weight loss(I did on purpose ;) ) and I started aerobics and eating... (3 replies)
... Thanks again, Tick Tock. You've been very calming! I'm posting here again because it's really the same thread. I took my BP all day yesterday with readings ranging from 112/88 to 140/105. Like I said, I'm normally a 110/70-78 gal, so I'm very upset about this. Could my anxiety over these readings be what's causing the rise? Is it time to call the doc yet? I should... (5 replies)
... Beewee, you might find something interesting in my daily, hourly blood pressure patterns.
My average BP for 2003 was 151/96 based on 1032 readings. Pretty awful for having worked hard on lowering my blood pressure for FIVE years! :( Thousands of readings, many medicine changes, diet changes, environment changes, and yet, the net fruit of my labor was an average blood... (8 replies)
... My own personal opinion is that "average" diastolic blood pressure is healthiest near 70 and is less healthy as the average increases from 70. That said, an "average" diastolic blood pressure near 80 is still pretty damn good! :)
The reason why I focus on diastolic is because diastolic pressure is when the circulatory system is at rest, or between beating. The higher the... (5 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... Hi everyone, am hoping someone can offer some advice... I'm 45 and have a couple of health problems - ME, IBS and Graves' Disease (under control). When I stand up my BP (sometimes) drops, sometimes it rises quite a bit and my pulse rate also goes a bit wild. I've had a few falls over the year due to dizziness and I have trouble standing for long - in supermarket queues for... (3 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)
... I have been on Benicar several years, decent BP control but side effect of hair thinning. ... (0 replies)
... have been taking for 5 days, and my bp is high! ... (0 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure over 25,000 times, since 1998, or about seven times per day. This morning I ran reports showing my average hourly readings for 2003 and for 2008.
My average BP for 2003 was 151/96 based on 1032 readings. Pretty awful for having worked hard on lowering my blood pressure for FIVE years! :( Thousands of readings, many medicine changes, diet... (16 replies)
... I could not agree more with all of you. A couple of months ago I was having all those problems and the answer from the doctor was "well, when they take veins out of your legs, you will have problems with swelling!" I came home and got on here and found out about Norvasc. I stopped taking it and was also on Toporal XL 100. Went to store and got a pill chopper. Cut those in... (9 replies)
... Top is the most recent taken 5 minutes ago. I have been obssessing about my spike in BP the day before yesterday, so maybe that's playing into my reading. ... (4 replies)