... Jennybyc, thank you for those words of calm and wisdom. Your words are encouraging. :) Like many others, HBP runs like a river in my family and I've been on meds for a year now. My current is Benicar 20mg and has been working fine more or less. I am vigilant on my diet and I exercise 3x a week. The one area that I haven't really wrestled with is my very demanding, stressful... (9 replies)
... For starters, Flutterbye, you have hypertension. You wouldn't be on benicar if you didn't. Hypertension is nothing more than several BP measurements that are consistently higher than they should be. And the numbers have changed over the years. ... (9 replies)
... Thankfully I also record my BP at home, so I brought him the readings, and he said they were fairly normal and he thinks I have White Coat Hypertension. ... (10 replies)
... Ok so a week ago I stopped taking my bp medication, my psychiatrist felt the norvasc was causing a lot of my dizziness and stalling treatment for my mild depression. ... (5 replies)
... I think I am stressing myself out a bit when maybe I shouldn't be, but wanted to get your thoughts. I tend to freak out over my BP readings, mainly the morning ones when they are high. ... (5 replies)
... Normal blood pressure fluctuates minute by minute...that's why there's a criteria for taking it so you can compare pressures "apples to apples" so to speak. You need to wait 30 after excercising (the gym, grin) to take your pressures...so it is not surprising that your pressures dropped from 140/86 and went to 115/50 (the 115/50 may be too low, especially if you have symptoms... (11 replies)
... by a nurse when I got a new doctor, and I panicked. That started the cuff anxiety I have...when I never thought about BP it was always low. ... (28 replies)
... In an effort to find any pattern, I have also broken my readings down as such, in chronological order: H=hypertensive (140+), P=prehypertensive (120-139) and
N=normal (<120). I am using the systolic, since that is the only one that really moves (95% diastolics 60-80)
3/27-5/1 H 3, P 13, N 0
5/2-5/28 H 0, P 8, N 15
5/30-6/29 ... (19 replies)
... Hi Sat,
When I went to have my physical at 21yrs, my b/p was 130/70 or 80. I'm in my 60's now. My b/p didn't get higher on a consistent basis until 4 yrs ago when I developed Thyroid problems. I have a strong family history of hypertension too.
Actually you can look at your situation a different way. What I call "reframing." Getting high numbers can motivate you to... (7 replies)
... An update on my experiment with L-theanine. Here are the results, taking 150 mg three times a day:
Date BP Pulse
6/28 117/78 80
6/30 117/73 107
7/1 125/74 101
7/2 128/68 110
7/3 126/73 118
7/6 125/70 107 (11 replies)
... I did take a dose of theanine before my regular doctor's visit yesterday. This time the nurse's BP check, which always reads 145/85, read at 138/78, which I consider a pretty major change, since that one is always sky high. The doctor's read steady at 130/80, which it always does.
I suspect, although my doctor disagrees due to 30% of my home readings being under 120/80,... (11 replies)
Thank you for the encouragement and advice. Needless to say the weight loss ball is already rolling! I was adviced to stop taking Nifedipine; it's been more than 24 hours now. the pain in my head has miraculously disappeared and strangely enough my Bp reads 118/80! well, i'm not getting all excited about this for sure. i asked doc to prescribe diuretics just in case... (7 replies)
... I generally take it between 3:30 and 4:40 pm every day. When I started in March, I had horrible cuff anxiety, so it was rare for a reading to go below the 130s/80s.
I finally got used to the cuff, and that plus my regimen I THINK led me to the numbers under 120/80.
But then my brain played a nasty trick on me. With the first reading yesterday of 111/65, I started second... (5 replies)
... at 110. I am scared by this. I know I have "cuff anxiety" and BTW, xanax seems to have no effect on either BP or pulse rate. I also have several PVCs right after the home test, which also kind of scares and confuses me. ... (3 replies)
... What is your opinion on these things? I have frequent pvc's and my mom wanted me to use this electronic pvc monitor and at one point it read 140/103 and on the other wrist (left wrist) it read 139/89. But with my pvc's are these acurate numbers? I take verapamil 120mg every night and currently on a new diet, so i dont know what to think, when i was at my cardio, they said... (7 replies)
... I also have low BP it drops as low as 60/30 in the evenings and I can hardly stand up. It gives me a really strange withdrawn feeling and I feel like I cannot breath even though I can.
In the day it goes up to about 80/50 the docs suspect I have secondary adrenal insufficency but nothing as of yet has stabilised it. I am being put on steroids which I am hoping will help. (4 replies)
... I know what you mean, however, I've had 3 monitors is as many months, at $80.00 (I keep exchanging). The one I have now is off by 20-30 points on both numbers. I'm at my wits end. Doesn't match up with fire dept (they'll take your BP anytime). I've compared readings and none of my three expensive Omron monitors match up. When I get a normal reading, I don't trust it. ... (5 replies)
... with drugs is overkill. If you stop one or the other of the drugs, give it about 30 days before you make a final determination of the effect. ... (4 replies)
... Some people develop high bp for no apparent reason. ... (5 replies)
... and that was after over 30 minutes of resting. ... (13 replies)