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controlling blood pressure proving difficult
#1
Because I was getting heachaches, my doc diagnosed me with high blood pressure. He put me on one drug but that landed me in hospital with pneumonia. Then he gave me another with fewer side effects but I was too sensitive to the drug and my blood pressure went too low. I was feeling very sick.

I have found that if my BP goes low I get badly fatigued. At some points I cannot get out of bed. When it goes high I get the headaches like when they diagnosed me.

Between the extremese there is supposed to be a balance, but I can't seem to find that point. Taking the same dose causes different results each day.

Can anybody relate to this? I am very frustrated.
Wade
#2
Wade, my blood pressure varies lots too. When i go low, i get all dizzy and get super fatigued. I get headaches when it goes high. I told my doctor about this and he sent me to a specialist in hypertension. With the specialist help, I am getting better. The specialist is using new techniques. It's not perfect yet but way better than before. You might want to try for a specialist with your doctor.
#3
I did have some special tests but they were negative for heart disease. I'll ask around for newer techniques to see if I can try something. Until I find something I guess I will continue tracking my BP several times each day to see if I can see something I am doing that is causing it.
#4
Wade, i would agree that tracking your blood pressure several times a day is a good idea. You can keep a log book and look back over time. Just don't expect your doctor to look at your measurements. Mine hardly does. He checks me directly when he needs the numbers. I am glad I don't get "white coat syndrome".
#5
(2011-05-01 09:52 PM)wadearken Wrote: Because I was getting heachaches, my doc diagnosed me with high blood pressure. He put me on one drug but that landed me in hospital with pneumonia. Then he gave me another with fewer side effects but I was too sensitive to the drug and my blood pressure went too low. I was feeling very sick.

I have found that if my BP goes low I get badly fatigued. At some points I cannot get out of bed. When it goes high I get the headaches like when they diagnosed me.

Between the extremese there is supposed to be a balance, but I can
t seem to find that point. Taking the same dose causes different results each day.

Can anybody relate to this? I am very frustrated.
Wade
How long has it been since you were diagnosed? It took about year of changing dosages for me to get my pressure reading leveled out. At times, it still does go out of whack, and my doctor will raise or lower the mg of my meds until it gets back under control. I think it
s something a lot of us will just deal with over time.
#6
You can also drink hibiscus tea twice a day to lower your blood pressure. It has a lot of anti inflammatory properties so it will lower your blood pressure that way. Going for a relaxing 20 minute walk once a day can also do wonders for your body!




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