Thursday, September 09, 2010
My doctor and I are working together to get my blood pressure a little lower. The prescriptions I was on, my weight loss up to now, and my attempts at relaxing, all seemed to bring my diastolic reading down very well. However, my systolic reading didn't come down like it needed to. My pulse got too low and I was feeling pretty tired too. So, I am on different, more appropriate meds(less dosages too): my pulse is up a bit, I'm feeling a lot more energetic, but my systolic pressure isn't cooperating yet... So, my doctor let me borrow a BP cuff to use over the next two weeks. I have been using a wrist pressure machine at home. I guess this isn't very reliable or consistent. So, I'll be using the cuff both AM and PM and then...we'll see. I'll let you know what I find out.
Have a great week. Be well!