Originally Posted by Krazie Sj
You have to be careful with BP cause taking it over and over again will cause the readings to change if you don't wait a bit inbetween taking it. Same with standing, sitting or laying down. That can change it as much as 10 points with some people.
And while you should take it easy, I wouldn't cut the exercise completely out. Last thing you want to do to your body is throw it a curve ball of sloth. Exercise keeps your BP down by opening up all those vessels. And worry more about the second number, the diastolic. If it's high then you've got big worries. If the first one (Systolic) is high, it's not good either, but the diastolic is more detrimental to health.
Another thing. Have you been unduly stressed out about something? Work? Bills? Economy? Boyfriend not offering enough oral sex but still wants it in return?
Sounds like a douche bag. He gets paid for prescribing meds. Course he wants you to take them. Good for you for ordering the tests. Look for another doctor. This one doesn't seem to actually give a flying fuck about your health.
Not always a good thing. Alot of advances meds are brand new. No clue how they affect you in the long term. Or what other meds might conflict with what you're taking. Same thing with those meds they offer on TV that say 'Ask your doctor about Urleekirectymizluuz'. They get around certain legislations by having you asking for it, thus you just volunteered to become a fucking Guinea pig. 'Side affects may include shitting out your entire rectum, spontaneous aortic dissection, necrosis of the eyes and CSF, Grand Mal Seizures, atomic collapse of the uterine wall causing black holes and cosmic radiation and slight dryness of the mouth."
Thanks much for the info and laugh
I'm aware that multiple readings in a short amount of time will change along with movement/positions. There was time between each set of readings they took, left then right wait then both again, then doc tried both about 10 mins later. The original reading was high which is what caused them to check the other arm then wait and try again, guess they thought I had white coat anxiety. I reviewed all the records I have and never technically had high readings, just in the 'prehypertensive' range till Nov when I started feeling badly. Sometimes both #'s were high sometimes only the systolic, but more often the diastolic was the high one, it's never been consistent.
I'm not giving up exercise, just keeping it easy like walking instead of jogging since my HR spikes to 160bpm pretty quickly and then I feel really ill and quickly exhausted. I not giving up riding my quad on the weekends either
I'm less stressed than I have ever been in my life. I have a nice job that pays me well and is very low key, grave shift helps with that
not worried about losing my job. The economy hasn't affected me much at all. My bills don't concern me as I have never lived beyond my means. The BF gives and gets in return, so no complaints there
I agree, the Doc could have done better, but I have dealt with far worse docs in my past which is why I was prepared to deal with him. It seems nearly impossible to find a great doc around here, I've asked around at work, my BF asked around his work and everyone says the same. It takes about 6-8 weeks to get into any doc office out here. I actually switched to this doc last year cause I was not happy with my current doc. I'll see how it goes at follow up, I think he is on track with what I want. I'll research some other docs just in case.
I'm not a big med person anyway, so I usually don't take them unless absolutely necessary. I haven't started the meds he gave me yet either, going to wait till the tests are finished. No sense in taking them without knowing what the problem is and if they will actually help my problem.