... 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)
I'm writing in the middle of a hiccup of 142/92 that stroke me kind out of the blue after almost two pretty good weeks. I did take two hot coffees in the morning, after several weeks without tasting one, bummer if that's the cause of this.
Anyways started three weeks ago with Losartan Hctz after three consecutive high readings in the Doc's office, between 140/90... (2 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)
Long story Short:
Due to several issues including recently diagnosed asthma, a previous leg contusion and a mad case of vestibular neuritis, I've passed from a fit 44yr old with every Glucose and lipid levels completely normal.
Almost two years of issues combined, resulted in a an overweight (almost 10kg up), sedentary 46yr old with 109 glucose level and high... (3 replies)
... My own personal opinion is that "average" diastolic blood pressure is healthiest near 70 and is less healthy as the average increases from 70. That said, an "average" diastolic blood pressure near 80 is still pretty damn good! :)
The reason why I focus on diastolic is because diastolic pressure is when the circulatory system is at rest, or between beating. The higher the... (5 replies)
... I'm 61 and I've never been on BP medicine. For the last decade, my blood Systolic pressure has varied throughout the day between 128 and 150 and my Diastolic pressure has varied between 68 and 88. ... (5 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 .....
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... 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)