My blood pressure prior to meds was about 140/93.
The Ramipril lowers my systolic rather well (Ramipril 5 mg) but my diastolic not so much. Fluctuates during the day from 83-up to 98??
I can't take water pills apparently as they contain sulpha and I am allergic.
To top it off, I think I may be getting the damn cough! Having to cough and clear constant tickle... (0 replies)
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... 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)
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