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MNOT2THICK Posts: 10,773
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TRAVELGO Posts: 3,639
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ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (95,965)
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6/29/14 4:12 P


BOB5148 SparkPoints: (509,618)
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6/29/14 10:27 A


JLAMING263 Posts: 4,706
6/29/14 8:14 A

just at he Dr. office, every 6 months. BP is now under control and has been for years. When it was a problem, I checked it several times a day... emoticon

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (239,401)
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6/29/14 7:04 A

We do wear monitor when we work out. If we see a self check machine we check. And of course, at doctors, eye exam etc where they take it

PAULIE91952 Posts: 11,745
6/29/14 7:04 A


NISSANGIRL Posts: 23,923
6/29/14 6:20 A

once in awhile

MARKATSPARK Posts: 5,869
6/29/14 6:11 A


DWROBERGE Posts: 355,668
6/29/14 5:40 A


SIOL55 SparkPoints: (59,899)
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6/28/14 9:07 P


RETRIEVERLOVER SparkPoints: (545)
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6/28/14 5:37 P

I use a Omron blood pressure monitor almost every day. You can connect it to a computer and it will very quickly download your readings to your computer to a pdf file where they can be saved or printed. Whenever I go to the doctor I print out the year to date readings for her to look at and keep in my file. The other day I took my machine with me to a checkup to compare the readings from my machine to the professional machine at the the doctor's office with readings from both machines taken just seconds apart. The readings my machine gave were almost identical to the readings taken with the doctor's machine.

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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6/28/14 5:09 P

Twice per day for about 6.5 years. I am one of those people whose BP spikes as I wake up in the morning. That phenomenon has been linked to higher risk, probably as part of the same phenomenon described in the article.

However, during the day when I am up and active, my BP is a little lower. So I check it before dinner to see how low it gets. Having both readings (highest and lowest of the day) has given me and my doctor the best information upon which to base my BP meds -- much better than basing decisions on an occasional reading in the middle of the day.

Over time, as I have lost weight and gotten more physically fit ... we have been able to cut my BP meds by 50% as we watched those afternoon low readings get too low and the morning readings be not-so-high.

SUSAN29NJ Posts: 2,425
6/28/14 4:02 P

I do not. However, when they take it at the doctor's office, it is always normal.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
6/28/14 1:35 P


KRKNOCKS SparkPoints: (136,280)
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6/28/14 9:11 A


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6/28/14 8:20 A


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6/28/14 6:53 A


NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
6/28/14 6:22 A

yes five time per wk

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6/28/14 6:22 A


JUSTECROYEZ Posts: 1,802
6/28/14 5:15 A


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6/28/14 4:52 A


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6/28/14 3:44 A


GRACED777 Posts: 4,348
6/27/14 4:20 P

Yes, twice a week. One week before breakfast, also in the same week around noon. The next week around 5pm, and another day just before bed. Since I am doing well, occasionally I skip a week.

6/27/14 2:51 P


MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,460
6/27/14 1:43 P

Yes I do. Even though it's always low

JLAMING263 Posts: 4,706
6/27/14 12:27 P

Used to. But since it is under control, I don't any more... emoticon

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6/27/14 12:24 P


ERICREH Posts: 4,160
6/27/14 12:05 P

I do, but not on a regular schedule, pretty much anytime I see one of those machines in a store.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,371
6/27/14 11:30 A


SPURSELL SparkPoints: (24,401)
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6/27/14 10:54 A

I have started checking mine once a week because it has gotten high.
Have a DR appointment for late July and if I can't get it down by then I told my husband that I will go on medicine since it is such a dangerous thing.

I have started taking CoQ10 and it has helped drop it but it does make me a little sick every day.

HAPPYCPA1965 SparkPoints: (339,032)
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6/27/14 10:20 A

Yes but not as often as I should.

6/27/14 9:01 A

Once in a while. Mine is usually low to perfect. I'm lucky.

BOB5148 SparkPoints: (509,618)
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6/27/14 8:24 A


SALGUOD2 Posts: 3,839
6/27/14 7:05 A

I check it about once every 2 weeks at work

TWELVECOOKIE SparkPoints: (44,797)
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6/27/14 6:53 A

Yes Several times a week

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,292
6/27/14 6:44 A

I check it from time to time.. its good. emoticon

NISSANGIRL Posts: 23,923
6/27/14 6:06 A

most times

THROOPER62 Posts: 34,378
6/27/14 5:38 A


MARKATSPARK Posts: 5,869
6/27/14 5:23 A


STEELER71 Posts: 8,048
6/27/14 5:08 A

Yes I do.

DWROBERGE Posts: 355,668
6/27/14 4:38 A


FAITHP44 Posts: 8,614
6/27/14 4:13 A

No not regularly. It's usually perfect though!

GRANDMAFRANNY SparkPoints: (384,158)
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6/27/14 2:56 A


JANCARD SparkPoints: (118,351)
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6/27/14 1:55 A

Good article. Thanks for sharing!

DENRNAJ SparkPoints: (116,764)
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6/27/14 1:54 A

No, but I should

JEFFGIRL Posts: 11,239
6/27/14 1:46 A

No, it's always O.K.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (566,079)
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6/27/14 12:04 A

Very interesting article. Thank you very much!!!

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
6/26/14 10:25 P

Thanks for posting.

Yes, I do monitor my BP.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
6/26/14 10:21 P

I got this link to an interesting article in my email today. It refers to nighttime BP readings. It's not a study, just something to consider, if you check your BP regularly.

There's also an article noted in the sidebar about BP meds being more effective if taken at night. I didn't read that one, but if you check the first link, you might follow that one, too.

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