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9/9/12 5:56 P

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Take care. Consult a doctor and follow his advice strictly. Good luck.

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CAPTAINMORGAN2's Photo CAPTAINMORGAN2 Posts: 13,748
9/6/12 11:49 A

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I still stay clear of that doctor. My girlfriend goes to him and he has her on at least 3 meds now but when i said something she got mad at me. Lots of people don't like my doctor because he is very outspoken but he has been my folks doctor and even after he went to just one morning a week in the office i stay with him as I like that he is outspoken and i can say whatever i want to him plus he doesn't believe in handing out meds like the other doctor and many others. I will see him on the 14th and voice my opinion about the on call doc. If the on call doc had had the nurse call me earlier in the day it would have been fine but at 4:30 in the afternoon when the clinic is about to close and i had company, that is what made me frustrated. I guess we all have to find the doctor we like. We are lucky in this small town to have a choice and can get to know about them. With my husbands alcoholic trips to the hospital and stays i got to know them all. Best i get off here and get busy. Have a good day. Georgine emoticon

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OMRANS's Photo OMRANS Posts: 25
9/6/12 8:01 A

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Georgine - wow. It's scary how negligent and/or stubborn doctors can screw it up for people. I'm always wary of doctors. But what can u do, eh?

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CAPTAINMORGAN2's Photo CAPTAINMORGAN2 Posts: 13,748
9/5/12 1:46 P

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I feel the same. It is a struggle at times but i guess it is for all of us at times. I have been lucky to be on just lisinopril and it handles it. The first doctor i went to added the water pill and then wanted me to take another and i refused to he put that i had chronic renal failure into my chart. when I went to get insure i was turned down because of it and i never knew he had put that in my chart. i switched doctors and had to take a test to show that i did not have renal failure. I called the doctor that put that in my chart and his answer was that i refused to take more medication. Needless to say i don't see that doctor anymore, that was in 2003 but I never forgot it. When i started having gout my doctor took me off the water pill as it aggravates gout and i have been fine with just the lisnopril ever since. Georgine emoticon

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OMRANS's Photo OMRANS Posts: 25
9/5/12 3:58 A

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Yeah that's what I figured, I guess. Whether my bp is under control or not, fact is that it's not without the medication's help.

I suppose I've done my health major injustice. It's only fair that I give it a good shot at being drug free again.

I've got a long way to go, but I'm determined now more than ever. I want to be an inspiration to myself. I wish.

Thanks for all your input :)

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OMRANS's Photo OMRANS Posts: 25
9/5/12 3:54 A

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@CAPTAINMORGAN2 - please keep us posted on how that goes for you. I haven't been on hypertension medication for too long (3 years) and need to lose about 60 lbs before I can think about ditching the drugs.

I hope you get what you want! :)

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OMRANS's Photo OMRANS Posts: 25
9/5/12 3:51 A

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@MYBULLDOGS - that is really excellent! This is really the type of inspiration that I need. Wish both of you all the best in your quest :)

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CAPTAINMORGAN2's Photo CAPTAINMORGAN2 Posts: 13,748
9/4/12 2:41 P

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I agree if we are on the medication we are HBP patients. However, i went off my med for a month for another reason and the highest my BP went was 140 and that was twice, I am trying to get this weight off in hopes i can quit taking anything. emoticon

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MYBULLDOGS's Photo MYBULLDOGS Posts: 8,425
9/4/12 11:43 A

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emoticon

my sister is no longer required to take bp medicine since loosing 105 pounds.

my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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9/4/12 11:36 A

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Yes emoticon I agree you are still hypertensive even if under control because without RX HP would return to high


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9/4/12 5:46 A

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My guess is probably like being a diabetic...even though your blood sugar is under control with insulin or diet, you would still be considered a diabetic or an alcoholic...even though you may not have had a drink in 20 years you are still an alcoholic....just sayin I could be wrong. I always check yes if asked about hypertension even though, like you, it is controlled with medication.

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OMRANS's Photo OMRANS Posts: 25
9/4/12 1:38 A

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I had been diagnosed with hypertension several years ago and I waited about a year to get started on medication. My bp has been in control since then.

My question is: do I have hypertension even if my bp is in control through medication?

The reason I ask is because whenever I do any online surveys that ask this question (i.e. do you have hypertension?), I get confused on how to answer. Technically, I am on the drugs so I'm a patient. But I don't have hypertension because my bp is in control.

Any thoughts?

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