... I thought to add this to my previous Losartan Hctz post, especially because I didn't want to fill the board with my posts and responses, but I really think that this might be a different subject, specially because this was the beginning of High Blood Pressure trouble for me, and obviously it started before the medications.
In short: I've had several, including last night,BP... (4 replies)
... experience how much does BP changes and how often should I take it. I believe I'm becoming obsessed, specially when I get a reading near or over 140 systolic or 90 and above diastolic, which has been the case recently. Up to the point that I try to calm sawn stay put and repeat measurements a few minutes apart. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks roxcyn I'll do that.
I really have to get back to my previous condition. I'll start with aerobic exercise this week and even if it's the worst season to do it, I'll start a diet too, I hate taking meds.
Speaking of which, yesterday, after my first pill of Losartan, my BP spiked to 181/86 measured on a wrist monitor, that I know that they're not the most accurate,... (3 replies)
... If I could get that under 130 on a regular basis without meds, I wouldn't worry about my BP. ... (5 replies)
... I've talked to my family doctor and my cardiologist and they say that since my bottom number is almost always under 90 and since my top number rarely goes over 150, BP medicine isn't warranted. ... (5 replies)
... No you do not. You need to monitor it and do what you can to normalize it. generally a good doctor will give you 6-12 months to bring your BP down. This means all the "usual suspects."
1. Lose weight
2. Stop smoking
3. Cut back drinking
4. Get 30-60 minutes of exercise a day
5. Examine your diet; try the DASH diet
6. restrict sodium
7. Check your sleep pattern for... (11 replies)
... do you require medicine at 130/90 bp (11 replies)
... GLORIA: P.S. I just re-read your post. Your systolic #s are good (120 is obviously better than 130). Monitor your BP at home for a while. 120-130/90 is not alarming. Used to be that doctors worried more about diastolic, but now agree that a high systolic is a greater predictor of furture problems. I don't know if you have other health concerns with heart or kidney but at this... (2 replies)
... Up to 140 over 90 is considered 'high normal'. 140 over 90 or higher, is regarded as HBP. See you doctor anyway. ... (11 replies)
... Mine was 130/86. I'm 5'7" and 159 lbs. Would you say that this is normal range? (5 replies)
I'm with Rick, I wouldn't treat it and just try some salt restriction. (Obviously weight reduction isn't necessary.)
I don't know your age, but the older you are the better your numbers look.
If you start fiddling up into the 90's regualrly, then maybe rethink the drug picture! (5 replies)
... Hi there :wave: just a quick question. I am 5'8" 115 lbs and my bp is always 130ish/90. Should I be concerned? Thanks (5 replies)
... Hi Theresa
I understand you wanting to vent, I feel my concerns landed on deaf ears (where the doctors were concerned) they were just so eager to get those meds down me.
I had a girl 27/11 - number 2. I found during this pregnancy I got heart palpations whenever I had caffiene - like you heart pounding through my chest so hard it was frightening - so I cut out coffee and... (10 replies)
... A diastolic of 90 or over is considered too high if sustained over time. An occasional reading of 90 happens to a lot of people if anxious or stressed or having just eaten a big meal etc. BP "spikes" are normal... ... (2 replies)
... is diastolic 90 normal? ... (2 replies)
... If all the basic causes (low hemoglobin, hyperthyroidism, lung problems, pain, medications that cause elevated pulse) of increased pulse have been ruled out, then it is quite possible that this is the result of increased sympathetic "tone"; an abnormality not uncommonly seen in hypertensives.
If your HR hasn't always been elevated, you might be sure that your blood pressure... (1 replies)
... I had been taking Diovan 80 since 2 years now and the blood pressure is still at 130/90..Recently my heart rate has been observed to climb and showing 95-100..I did a check on thyroid and found to be normal, ECG normal, Cholesterol normal..what else could be the reason for this increased pulse rate? (1 replies)
... Hello there!
No you are NOT a freak.
I envy you your readings, even what you consider high, on a day to day basis would be a bonus for many, including me. Not a day goes by that I dont hit the 150/90 mark. It was just a few years ago that "normal" was 130/90 so again your higher readings would have been considered ok. Its easy for us to say don't panic and try not to worry... (9 replies)
... felodopine is similar to amlodopine and has less cardiac response like amlodopine so you can try that. You could also add a small dose of a thiazide, arb or ace to the ccb to augment amlodopines effect. Or try some non pharmaceutical products like coq10 or hawthorn supplements. You would need to see a knowledgeable nutritionist holistic professional who can manage both... (8 replies)
... I will take this to the pharmacist and ask their opinion and then the Doctor. My Doctor is also a family friend, but frankly the pharmacist knows way more about what we have to take. I lost count of the different meds I have taken, most worked and all have had some side effects, some worse than others. The Amlodipine does work. Its just that I need to top up the dose every... (8 replies)