... I've suffered from moderately high BP for years. I'm a 45 year old male, always eat healthy, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise regularly. Never smoked. There is a history of high BP in my family, and I've been on medication (amlodipine) for about 4 years. I'm also on a statin. My dad had a heart attack at age 63 (he's fine now, seven years later).
Before medication, I... (0 replies)
... Thank you. I don't sleep soundly at night, perhaps this is a contributing factor. I just took a reading (8:00 p.m.) and it was 120/64 and probably will continue going down until bedtime. In the morning I'm expecting a 150 plus reading again. My wt. is fine, ranges from 110 to 117, 5'3". I've always been an exerciser until the past six months or so and have become slack. ... (7 replies)
... From my own experience and from everything I read----it is important to be consistent in taking your bp, plus sitting down for at least 5 minutes, maybe more quietly before
taking the bp. Sitting up with your feet on the floor, resting your arm on a table--
I always do it at my kitchen table---
and I am right there with you---if I rushed in and sat only a minute my bp... (3 replies)
... In general my diastolic BP has been fine...always under 80 now, between 76 and 69. But the systolic fluctuates way more...117 one day, then 128 the next, then 119 the next, etc. ... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone! I really need to know at what level the systolic is TOO low. Lately, I have had what seem like really low systolic readings. ... (2 replies)
... pulse 92. Pulse today has ranged from 71 to 117 resting. On this drug combo resting pulse is usually in the 60s. Guess I go back to 3 times a day today. ... (11 replies)
... Most people don't eat healthy enough and don't exercise enough. To me, the 138 Systolic is not nearly as bad as the 87 Diastolic. ... (9 replies)
... Thats so funny because I came here to post a post about clonidine and coreg.
I am debating which one to take. I have a prescrip for both of them. I too am very sensitve to any meds and have had nothing but problems with all of them except beta blockers but they seemed to cause me to gain weight after 3 years of being on metoprolol I gained 30 plus pounds. Since i've... (11 replies)
... I went on this drug after Altace caused a reaction of tingling tongue, lips and nose. Coughing was bad too.
I took this drug at one-half of 50 mg for one week without problem. Then I increased to one-half in the a.m. and one-half at bedtime. I'm surposed to build up to 2 pills per day! I think that will be too much though. With one pill per day I'm at 116/85 or 117/84. ... (17 replies)
... That concerns me since my diastolic stays high, my systolic goes up and down very easy. ... (2 replies)
... Sunshine, Machaon - thanks much for the replies to my thread. For whatever reason, knowing others are going through (or have gone through) similar things seems to help.
Quick update...went in for follow up #2 with my GP this past Friday. He says he still thinks I am "borderline" (which I believe equates the formerly known as category of "high normal"). The good news is... (25 replies)
... I recently bought a home BP monitor. It's an Omron HEM-629, and the cuff goes about 1 to 1.5 inches below your palm near the wrist. I'm 35, male, 5'11" and 168 lbs. I'm in pretty good shape, although I have great personal and professional stress at the moment.
In the morning, my BP has been, give or take 5 pts., 117/72. In the evening, it has been from 124/78 to a high... (4 replies)
... Thats good BP, the bottom is a little low, but I wouldnt say dangerous. It is possible it's your thyroid medication causing that to happen to your pinky or carpal tunnel perhaps? (1 replies)
... What causes this reading? I have a weird feeling in my pinky when I wake up that's not quite pins and needles, but like a guzzling feeling throughout that pinky. I changed my diet (no sodas, no sugary stuff, lots of spinach) in case it was high blood sugar.
I am 20 years old and I take thyroid medicine everyday. (1 replies)
... My systolic is subject to much more fluctuation, though. It's averaging at around 130 on my home monitor, but it can range from 115 to 150. ... (22 replies)
... d about Standard Deviation, so I ran a report showing the year, month, number of blood pressure readings, the average Systolic, the minimum Systolic, the maximum Systolic and the Systolic Std Deviation, followed by the average Diastolic for that month, the minimum Diastolic, the maximum Diastolic and the Diastolic Std Deviation. ... (16 replies)
... Well I split them into 1/4s for a few days and all was well and then suddenly it jumped back up. Not high but about a 10 point jump on both diastolic and systolic so I went back to 1/2 and it has stayed right around 117/77. Weird it didn't go right back down to the low as I only did 1/4s for maybe 4 days. Scared me though.
I did have some additional tests done last week... (9 replies)
... An update on my experiments with theanine. There is a definite effect, largely confined to diastolic BP. Some numbers:
Date BP theanine dosage
6/30 117/73 450 mg
7/1 125/74 450 mg
7/2 128/68 450 mg
7/3 126/73 450 mg
7/6 125/70 600 mg
7/8 117/73 600 mg (11 replies)
... An update on my experiment with L-theanine. Here are the results, taking 150 mg three times a day:
Date BP Pulse
6/28 117/78 80
6/30 117/73 107
7/1 125/74 101
7/2 128/68 110
7/3 126/73 118
7/6 125/70 107 (11 replies)
... Observation: VERY nice BP reading on first day trying theanine. Took twice today, 150 mg each, first at 1pm then at 3pm.
BP reading at 4:05 pm was 117/78, pulse of 80. Usually anxiety drives pulse past 100+ and BP readings in the 130s/140s.
Have also noticed, looking over 3 months of BP readings, that pulse was over 100 on average in April, and BP readings were in... (11 replies)