My bp meds have had to be changed several times. They work fine for a little while, then stop working. Sometimes it seems like just trial and error. I do know that when I slacked up on the exercise, my BP went up and meds increased; when I got serious about exercising again, it went back down and meds went back down.
One day at a time; one pound at a time.
Fitness Minutes: (1,555) Posts: 44 7/27/12 8:46 A
I am on 3 BP meds to stay under control and stay away from prepared foods, they are loaded with sodium. I try for a plant based diet.
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
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Fitness Minutes: (103,205) Posts: 1,185 7/27/12 2:56 A
I also keep a close eye on my sodium intake. Most days it is between 1500-1800. I take medicine every day and hope to someday get off of it, but being that both of my parents had high blood pressure it may be partly genetic. I am still going to try by watching what I eat, exercising and losing weight. Maybe your doctor has some suggestions that you might try.
Barb "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." A.A.Milne
The move is DONE. A big goal met! But selling the "old" condo has been a rough ride. I am dealing with problems and have to be diligent about caring for myself. Hoping not eating gluten/sugar will help my mood, pain, energy level. GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight. HOW? Low carb plan with lots of veggies and water aerobics at least 3X week. I was doing this but moving stress has halted my good habits. Time to get this going again. I am worth it.
40 Days since: gluten and sugar
Fitness Minutes: (80,495) Posts: 839 7/26/12 6:39 P
I am doing all the things I am supposed to do, take my meds, watch what I eat, exercise. But I am not seeing a drop in my BP. I hate my meds, but want to make sure I don't stroke out, what am I missing
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