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marco

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Well its not working for you.
There must be an underlying reason why it shot up from normal. I have not changed my eating habits or anything.
Read that 1 bowl of cornflakes and a slice of brown bread is twice the RDA of salt. Today I had an egg salad for breakfast and plain broccoli for lunch with no spices. Now BP at 164/93. A bit better so I'll have sardines in olive oil for supper.
 

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There must be an underlying reason why it shot up from normal. I have not changed my eating habits or anything.
Read that 1 bowl of cornflakes and a slice of brown bread is twice the RDA of salt. Today I had an egg salad for breakfast and plain broccoli for lunch with no spices. Now BP at 164/93. A bit better so I'll have sardines in olive oil for supper.
Hmmmmm not sure but still high
 

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On Wednesday I will buy some hemp seeds and see how it goes. Not yet too concerned as 180/120 with no physical effects is not an immediate crises but can wait for the next day to see your family doc.
However 180/ 120 with symptoms such as chest pain, nausea, blurry eyesight and general unwell feeling will require a trip to emergency.
 

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Could not find hemp seeds so went on a different diet. Cerials are loaded with salt so I have been eating one single XL egg on a bed of green leaf mixed stuff and tomatoes. A quarter spoon of cayenne pepper and some peri peri sauce over.
This was my breakfast. For lunch I had a tin of sardines in extra virgin olive oil on a slice of brown bread with cayenne pepper and some greenery. No supper.

Repeated the next day.

Took my BP every 3 hours today and it dropped from 173/109 to an ave 134/93. Systolic improved but diastolic still a bit too high.

No more tight chest or nausea and I feel great. I just hope it lasts.
 

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Discussion with self.

BP back up to 176/115. Some chest pain, tinnitus and anxiety that increases BP. Snowball thing.

There is a reason why my BP has gone up. A natural bodily function to compensate for some other problem. Taking meds to bring down the BP will be detrimental to the cause and to my health.

Perhaps the diuretic I'm on is depleting my body of essential fluids and making the blood thicker and raising the BP. I will drink more water. I don't smoke or drink coffee or coke.

Tomorrow I will take no medication for a week and see if it improves.

If I don't post back then I will not be here anymore.

BTW, I see the UK has a limit to normal BP at 140/90 and Germany has it at 150/90. We look at the US figures that are lower due to money greed by the FED.
 

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Discussion with self.

BP back up to 176/115. Some chest pain, tinnitus and anxiety that increases BP. Snowball thing.

There is a reason why my BP has gone up. A natural bodily function to compensate for some other problem. Taking meds to bring down the BP will be detrimental to the cause and to my health.

Perhaps the diuretic I'm on is depleting my body of essential fluids and making the blood thicker and raising the BP. I will drink more water. I don't smoke or drink coffee or coke.

Tomorrow I will take no medication for a week and see if it improves.

If I don't post back then I will not be here anymore.

BTW, I see the UK has a limit to normal BP at 140/90 and Germany has it at 150/90. We look at the US figures that are lower due to money greed by the FED.
I hope you are going to the dr to get checked up?
And of course I hope you are ok and none of this if I don’t post back I’m gone crap.

I don’t know how much I agree with the UK and Germany figures.
I had 2 servings of popcorn at work today with salt and started feeling crap.
Also went out for dinner tonight for a friends bday and ate some rich food.
Measured my bp and it’s 136/74. I could definitely feel a difference and that’s lower than their limits.

On days I eat clean with next to no salt, my blood pressure is approximately 120/70. So I am starting to realize how sensitive my body is to diet. Trying to cut back to one cheat meal per week to stay in good zone continually.
I’ve also been pushing exercise to get fitter as I believe that is a big cause for me as well.
I take 10mg bisoprolol (bilocor/concor) daily. When I’m well rested my heart rate is resting in the mid 50’s but I am definitely not that fit. I just want to get back to normal and not have to worry about bp anymore.
 

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I have stopped taking Moduretic since today. My reasoning is this:

Diuretics rids the body of water and salt in the process. I am disciplined in the intake of salt and the content of salt in processed foods. I read the labels.

So now the doctor has put me on diuretics to get rid of the salt but I in turn have stopped or severely reduced my salt intake and drink more water.

Now all the diuretic does is to rid the body of water. Not good as it causes the blood to thicken. This increases the BP.

Some will say that water intake increases the volume of the blood and the pressure on the arteries as well.

This is not the case as a simple engineering explanation can prove.

If a pump pumps thick sludge and with one stroke it displaces the sludge by 3 meters then we have a high pressure on the pipe wall.
If the sludge has water added to it then the viscosity is lower and the displacement would be say 9 meters per stroke. This decreases the pressure on the pipe wall.
 

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I used to have very high B/P using Prexum 10mg Carloc 25mg and Cynt 4mg morning and evening. It was for a very long time. Highest 220/230 and my normal 150/130.

Went to heart specialist. Diagnosed heart failure changed my medication. Also have fibrillation, my two top heart chambers are 2cm bigger than the norm. My two bottom heart chambers dont get enough blood flow.'Xeralto was prescribed to fin my blood and also to prevent blood clots in heart which could lead to stroke.
My B/P has come down to +/- 135/80 worse case scenario.

Stopped using Prexium and Carloc all together.
Currently I'm using Bisicor 5mg (Beta Blocker), Cynt 4mg ,Unat 10mg ,Spiratin 25mg, Xaralto 20 . Unat and Spiratin used for urination. At times my B/P goes as low 105/64 low.

Don't leave high B/P untreated.
 
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I too have had atrial fibs for the past 30 odd years and it sometimes causes tachycardia that doubles my HB for 10 minutes to 8 hours.
This is caused by a rogue sinus node firing a pulse between the normal pulse. I have learned to live with this and can now reverse it myself without ER help and it does not frighten me anymore.

My BP has been normal at 130/78 for some strange reason. Back on my Beta Blocker to lower my heart rate and intensity of the pulses. A diuretic and for the palpitations and tachycardia I take Alprazolam as it is caused by anxiety.
 

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Have started feeling a bit dizzy when I stand up too quickly... haven't felt this in years...

Did a quick BP check this morning - 3 reading average 110/71 .... before I took my daily prexum...

I think the low carb diet I'm on must be helping drop things. I haven't started exercising more than usual or anything...
 

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So been getting dizzy when I stand up lately. BP been around 110/60 so for the past couple days I've been taking half a prexum plus instead of a whole one. 120/79 this morning. This is looking good :)
 

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So been getting dizzy when I stand up lately. BP been around 110/60 so for the past couple days I've been taking half a prexum plus instead of a whole one. 120/79 this morning. This is looking good :)
Ja, that's low. Clearly you're doing something right.... or you have a leaky valve :laugh:
Mine was 130/80 - not on meds but not in the best shape of my life right now. I am determined to get back on the bike so to speak in the next few months.
 

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Can I join the discussion please?

I have recently seen my GP for a prescription of boner pills, so he immediately tested my BP and did a resting ECG. BP was a bit high (135/85 or so) which he re-tested several times with two different machines. ECG was fine.

Being the conservative sort, he prescribed some Prexum which I'm supposed to take for a month.

Earlier in my life, I was rather suffering from low BP, so this was a bit of a surprise to be diagnosed with high BP. I am reasonably fit, running at least 5km every week (best parkrun time of just under 30min).

Instead of starting to take the Prexum, I invested in a proper BP monitor with separate cuff. I started taking readings throughout the day to avoid the diagnosis being made only on readings in the late afternoon after a stressful day.

The last 3-day average of 20-odd readings is 117/74, peaking at 140/85 late afternoon and going as low as 100/60 early morning when I wake up.

I'm thinking that I won't start with the Prexum just yet, rather just monitor my BP for a few weeks to get a long-term average going, and to start watching my salt intake. The BP monitor is capable of giving overall average of 100 readings, with separate averages for morning/evening readings which should give a good indication of the real situation.
 

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I reckon your 135/85 was related to white coat syndrome. I'd also be stressed about having to talk to a doc about erectile dysfunction.

Keep an eye on things, but I'd guess you're ok. Maybe cross check your monitor with a known good one at the doc's place, just for peace of mind to ensure it's accurate?
 
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