... Blood pressure medications lower the blood pressure by an average of 6-7 points systolic and 4-5 points diastolic. You are on two medications, which could lower your blood pressure down to around 185/110 at the highest and down to 145/80's on average.
Caffeine and smoking are huge causes of high blood pressure, so your bp medications have to fight twice as hard to get over... (4 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)
... Hi Bob! :wave:
Since 1998, I've taken, and entered into a dbase database, about 31,000 blood pressure readings. For all of those 31,000 readings, I never took my blood pressure more than once.
As a result I was able to lower my average blood pressure from 152/97, in 1998, on 1016 readings to 124/72, in 2009, on 2682 readings; mostly thru diet.
In 1998, I was very... (3 replies)
... I believe the "acceptable" readings have changed over the last few years. If I remember correctly anything 140/90 is considered Stage 1 Hypertension. 140/90 Pre Hypertension.
A few isolated higher readings don't warrant, in most cases, beginning bp meds. A doctor will usually monitor a person's bp over several weeks/months to see if it's consistently high.
I think... (4 replies)
... all i know is anything below 140/90 is considered safe a constant reading of 140/90 and above requires b.p.drugs to control it ..but b.p goes up and down through-out the day it is your resting b.p that matters like (when youve sat for about 10 minutes or so and youve took your b.p ) ...DO YOU HAVE B.P PROBLEMS .....
SALLY..... (4 replies)
... Male 150 lbs 5'10 great shape east well Can someone explain this to us? ... (0 replies)
... Flutter you are so correct. Do you know I would be on 22 meds if i had taken all the prescriptions the docs have given me in the past 3 months? None of them ask what I am currently taking. I am just not willing to go on a 6th pill until all secondary possibilities have been explored. (9 replies)
... Might be the type of meds you are taking. After I gave birth my BP spiked. I was on 3 meds, benicar 40, norvasc 5mg and HTCZ 12.5 mg. it would lower it my bp sometimes, but usually is was 140/90 - 150/95 at the doctors office.
I took a low dose of lisinopril and it dropped like a rock.
I don't blame you for being upset about being on 5 meds and still not getting... (9 replies)
... My bp was 125/80 in the morning, at breakfast I have eaten 3 small eggs and the same at dinner. I just got a reading and it was 150/90 :(
I usually don't eat eggs, maybe once every few month because of my itchy eyes. I have always know that it increases bp. (4 replies)
... I disagree with your "not healthy" comment, but I'm not a doctor.
monitoring BP over a 24-hr period doesn't tell you much.
According to my doc, most elevated BP's occur right after you wake up, and most heart attacks occur around then too.
He had me monitor mine early morning (twice - 15/20 mins apart) right after I get up, then again 12 hrs later. I did that for three... (7 replies)
... This has been a very interesting read. Just today my doctor found my blood pressure was up at a reading of 140/95. A couple of months ago it was 150/90 and then it came down all by itself. It appears to do this randomly and apart from stress we aren't sure why.
I have a very healthy diet and am not overweight. I could likely put on a bit more weight even. My pancreas... (20 replies)
... Cartner - I think your correct. Lifestyle and Eating habits are very important. I don't believe there's a magic bullet that can replace a good diet with weight management. The only exception is perhaps the supplement that you mention "Vitamin C" and perhaps "Niacin". Others are "Folic Acid, Vitamin E and GARLIC". The reason I mention these is because they are known to decrease... (20 replies)
... Away from the huge business that could lead to war between companies, don't you think that the more we keep our arteries elastic the more we resist against the danger of hypertension?
For example, most hear attack patients we have been seeing in the last 25 years are due to bad lifestyle and eating habits. What if someone with a 150/95 who exercises, eats well and take... (20 replies)
... yow, that must have been scary. Where was it? In the aorta? If you don't mind my asking, why wasn't it more.. serious in the end result? (5 replies)
... What anxiety meds are you on, Lorage?
I think it's good to sort of rule all of these things out. I'm sure it's incredibly anxiety ridden while going through it though, but I'm positive once you have all of this testing behind you that you'll have more ammunition to fight your anxiety.
I too suffer from BP spikes due to anxiety. I also have the occasional BP spike for no... (86 replies)
... Hi dan,
If you were in the ER, you must have had something causing you stress going on. Am I correct? If so, that alone could have caused your blood pressure to rise to the numbers you mentioned. Blood Pressure changes by the minute depending upon what kind of activity you are having. You really need to have your blood pressure taken when you have rested for a while, and... (5 replies)
... you should have a ct scan as well just to be sure you don't have anything wrong in your heart. I'm 27 and I was perfectly fine until one day my life almost ended. I had an anursym and my blood pressure was 150/90 at the hospital. I was loosing alot of blood. (5 replies)
... Here's the thing... anyone can have a stroke at any time with any numbers. Having high blood pressure, high cholesterol and not exercising just puts you in a higher risk factor. Plenty of people with high BP and all that avoid strokes and heart attacks. However, the prudent thing to do would be to start working on lifestyle changes because ages is also a risk factor and... (5 replies)
... WOW! I thought I was the ONLY crazy person on the planet who actively avoids the Dr.'s office, not for shots or blood test but for the blood pressure reading!!
I also freak out in the hospital and my BP gets too high! Same as you all said when I'm awake 140/90-150/100, asleep and relaxed normal. I seriously don't know if I want another baby b/c I'm SO AFRIAD It will get... (9 replies)
... I went through this for several years. You have "cuff anxiety," where you anticipate a high reading, whether at home or at the doctor's, and voila, you get one. Not an unusual phenomenon, but it does means several things:
1. You have to establish whether you have anxiety hypertension or real hypetrtension. Real hypetrtension is always "high" and generally stays high. If you... (4 replies)