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I'm a bit bummed

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I went to my physician's office yesterday for a follow-up appointment. My labs are all great she told me. It's my blood pressure that's a problem. I knew it has been high for a while but was hoping to lose some weight and it would go down. Well the weightloss is not happening all that fast and so my bp is still high. I think how can it be high I run. Well I bit the bullet and started a low-dose bp pill yesterday. I am hoping that this is enough to "wake" me up and finally lose the 20 pounds that I have been doing nothing about.

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AZULVIOLETA6 12/14/2012 5:35PM

    A lot of BP issues are genetic. There is only so much that you can do about it. Keep up the exercise and watching what you eat and change will happen.

Do you track all of your food and exercise? I find that this helps me to feel more in control and that when I follow my plan, I DO lose weight...very slowly, but it happens.

I have the opposite problem from you--really low BP. I discovered that hibiscus is very good for lowering blood pressure when I drank too much hibiscus tea and started fainting! :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/15/2011 10:39PM

    When I went low carb my BP dropped to normal range.

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BUELLRIDER 11/6/2010 1:14PM

    Don't let the BP get you down. Just start planning your attack on it. Healthy food, healthy exercise, and give yourself a hug. emoticon

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THETHINWIFE 11/3/2010 9:45AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your frustrations with your BP. I will keep you in my prayers that it will come down and that you will receive the weight loss you desire. Keep your chin up through these tough times... it will be so rewarding for you once you persevere through these times.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

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ARCHIMEDESII 11/3/2010 9:42AM

    A regular exercise program can definitely help lower a person's blood pressure. However, it does take time. Also, do you have any excess stress ? Stress is a neglected cause of high blood pressure. If you can find ways to lower your daily stress, that too will help lower your blood pressure.

Still, congrats are in order for having such good numbers on your blood tests !!!


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    You can do it! Slow and steady wins the race. Remember, this isn't a "diet" that you go on for a few weeks or months, it's a healthy lifestyle!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 11/3/2010 9:30AM

    I hope the weight loss comes more easily to you now and that it does help your blood pressure. High blood pressure runs in my family, and my younger sister who is not overweight at all and lives healthy lifestyle still has to take meds for it, but somehow I have avoided it so far and I'm trying desperately to drop weight so that I can stay that way.
Good luck and remember YOU CAN DO THIS!

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SPIDERGIRL502 11/3/2010 9:24AM

    My husband was on a low-dose bp pill, too, and he was upset that he had to take one. After dieting for a while, though, he lost some weight and went off the pill. It can take some time, but don't give up! You can do it!

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TAMESIS8 11/3/2010 9:16AM


You can do it! Weight loss is supposed to be slow. Otherwise, it all comes back and brings some friends in the form of extra pounds. Keep going and you'll reach your goals.

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