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Hypertension
« on: September 24, 2009, 02:23:52 PM »
I was just diagnosed today with Hypertension.  I had a 24 hr blood pressure monitor that showed my average pressure was 147/90.  I tried to convince them that it was only because you guys keep pissing me off, but they weren't buying it.

I'm going on a daily med called Novasc which should knock the numbers down a bit.  Is anyone else on this or other blood pressure med, and if so, have have you done on it?


 

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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 08:51:40 AM »
  I tried to convince them that it was only because you guys keep pissing me off, but they weren't buying it.
Screw you hippie!
I'm not on it and have generally low BP but my dad is on a med for his BP and now has very low BP.  My boss also was diagnosed with this.  He is taking something I didn't ask him what.  he also changed his diet drastically and lost 10lbs in like a week and a half.  His BP has come down drastically just from those 2 things.
Sorry to hear you have this heaped on top now.  Keep me updated please



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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 08:59:58 AM »
If I lose more weight, I'll have to tie myself down in strong winds.  I'm 6'1" and 165lbs.


 

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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 09:05:37 AM »
You definitively don't need that!



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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 09:24:09 AM »
Wonder why you have high blood pressure?   Is it because you live in a house with all women?   LOL

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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009, 09:33:00 AM »
Wonder why you have high blood pressure?   Is it because you live in a house with all women?   LOL

could be that.  more likely it's that i'm doomed by genetics.


 

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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2009, 09:47:10 AM »
Well, do what you can to keep it under control.   The last couple of times that I have went to the doctor my blood pressure has been high.   I'm afraid that when I go back, if it's still high the Dr. will probably want me to go on blood pressure medication.  The last time I got it checked it was 150/90.  The time before that (I was sick) it was 157/115.   So I guess we will see what happens.

Hang in there and keep us up to date on it.

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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009, 12:57:37 PM »
I think it's in the air Mitch. I was just diagnosed too and am on Lisinopril. I have the tripple whammy of high weight, high stress, and family genetics. I'm working on two of the three, but on the last one I'm screwed.

Let us know how the meds work. Mine are helping, but every once in awhile it makes me drowsy, like when I am already low on sleep.
 




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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 12:24:46 PM »
hey mitch,
i was put on atenolol earlier this year...they gradually upped my dosage and my BP was still being stubborn...when i went in, it was like 160/100-110 range...they hooked me up to an EKG and they said that I was starting to get some damage from the pressure...while on my current dosage, it was still struggling in the 130/90-100 range until i started exercising daily....now it is anywhere between 110-130/70-80 range.. a while back i recall normal being considered 120/80...now i guess that is considered prehypertension....so i guess i have a little ways to go to lower it just a little bit more.



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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009, 01:52:43 PM »
How do you feel on the atenelol?  I was on that for about 5 months in 2003 up to and after my heart surgery.  I felt like sh! t on it.  Always fatigued and was happy to be weaned off of it by the start of 2004.   The drug I'm on now is a calcium blocker as compared to Atenelol, which is a beta blocker (beta blockers inhibit the heart from reacting to adrenaline).



 

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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 03:18:48 PM »
How do you feel on the atenelol?  I was on that for about 5 months in 2003 up to and after my heart surgery.  I felt like sh! t on it.  Always fatigued and was happy to be weaned off of it by the start of 2004.   The drug I'm on now is a calcium blocker as compared to Atenelol, which is a beta blocker (beta blockers inhibit the heart from reacting to adrenaline).



i guess i really didn't feel too different....i felt fatigued all the time prior to going on it (which was probably due to stress at work, diet and lack of exercise)....
the dr. did say that if my blood pressure didn't react to the 100 mg, they would have to prescribe me additional meds....but it looks like that adding the exercise is really helping, with my fatigue as well as my BP



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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009, 04:38:07 PM »
Good job.  Glad to hear it.  Keep up the good work!


 

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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2009, 09:56:21 PM »
Here's an update on the situation.   After being  on the meds for the first 30 days, I was put on another 30 day blood pressure monitor.  The results of that monitor showed that my average BP was 127/79.  That puts me well within the acceptable range.  So I will stay in the current med and dosage and go back for a follow up in 12 months.


 

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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2009, 09:57:49 PM »
 :up: excellent!



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Re: Hypertension
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2009, 11:39:05 PM »
Great to hear that your blood pressure is coming down.

Looks like I may be right there with you Fro.  I have been checking my blood pressure for right around a week now.   My average blood pressure is 154/90.   I'm gonna monitor it for another week or so before I call my doctor.

Did you get shortness of breath sometimes?  Also, did you feel like your face was warm alot?   I don't know if you remember or not about when I had heart palputations.  I'm kinda wondering if I have had high blood pressure that long and if that was my whole problem the entire time.


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