... 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 have a question. Things have been a little stressful around here, with my mom passing away and getting everything settled. I went in to see a doctor for a check-up. It was not my regular doctor. I was nervous and my blood pressure was 147/88. She gave me bp meds (Amlodipine) which made me feel nauseous, light headed, dizzy, and lethargic. After 5 days I went back to my... (0 replies)
... Wow, only 1 drug and you're back into the healthy zone - that's great to hear! I know that it doesn't necessarily mean I'll be as lucky, but it gives me hope to know that it can happen :)
I've been unhappy about the meds situation for several weeks, because my doc gave me 5mg and 10mg Norvasc to try over 2 separate intervals, and the benefits are barely noticeable... (4 replies)
... Well, its not the DIA number, its SYS number that worries me. DIA is always 80 or less. well yestereday i took a reading and it was 127/73 and i was happy so today Sunday, i had a heavy drinking last night. ( let me say again i do lots of excercise and on my way to losing weight. 5'11 3/4" 190lbs. today i checked it it was 137/75 and stayed there 3 checks with interval of 5... (6 replies)
... Like Michael says, take readings over a length of time and get a better idea of what's happening. But maybe you've done that already if you know that it's falling. ... (2 replies)
... vated 215 with ldl 240. cbc and stress came back normal. The next day bp was back to normal but it has recently started to rise. Most often between 125 or 132 over 88 to 90 but today it was read at 145 over 95. I am 20 lbs overweight and snore badly. ... (2 replies)
... n it about 30 minutes after wking up on many occassions. Usually it drops some but not by much . Most of the time, 30 minutes after waking up, it is still around 145 t0 155 over 88 t0 93. Normally after breakfast it begins to go down. ... (10 replies)
... Hello folks
Wanted to see if someone can give me some advice
46 yr old male, non smoker, borderline cholesterol levels
Had echo stress test in Sept 03 and cardiologist said no problems
I have had stress problems in past...... and currently have anxiety from
work. My typical BP is 125-130 over 80-85 (4 replies)
... believe that stress can cause the high blood pressure. I get strung out taking it at home too at times which I think is part of the reason my heart beat is all over the place. ... (13 replies)
... From 1998 thru 2008, I'd taken my blood pressure over 25,000 times. ... (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)
... in the doctor's office. BP taken in new room with a brand new machine, so the "familiarity effect" was not present, and my anxiety was reasonably high though not over the top. I hope I can keep this up. Next week doctor will decide whether the 2.5 amlodipine is doing its job, or whether to up to 5 mg. ... (29 replies)
... Smoking introduces over 100 different, possibly harmful chemicals into your metabolism. Not exercising? ... (6 replies)
... I've been on Atenolol for a few years for high blood pressure.. Long story short, I've lost over 100 pounds and now stand at a normal weight. ... (2 replies)
... I have been getting fairly consistently high BP readings over the last two months but also extremely variable. ... (3 replies)
... was at work..my ears were burning....I felt tingly.. Warm light headed and weird. Shirt of breath, hyper vented.... Crying and yelling for help. Our nurse came over and calmed me down..told me I was not dying, I complained of my head hurting,, she told m it was the adrenaline rushing. I went to dr hour later and scared... ... (8 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)
... However, I recall feeling achy before when my BP suddenly dropped over 20 points. Anybody else get achy if your BP takes a sudden dive? ... (27 replies)
... Interesting. No, those readings are not statistically different.
Not sure why your doc went with a calcium channel blocker, but an ace inhibitor and/or diuretic is a good place to go next. (6 replies)
... Hmm.. maybe it's just me then?
My averages on 5mg Norvasc over a 2 week period: 145/91
My averages on 10mg Norvasc over a 1 week period: 143/88
Does Norvasc (and BP meds in general) normally reduce BP's by such small amounts? Or is this just normal fluctuations? (6 replies)