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2/8/13 10:34 A

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A few weeks ago my dr. upped one of my HBP meds by 5 mg. Last week I started having a very itchy rash which was the beginning of an allergic reaction. Now I'm off that med and started another one. The rash continues to itch a lot. I am taking Zyrtec and cortizone cream which helps for a few hours at a time. Anyone have an suggestions what to use to stop the itching? Any help is appreciated.
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2/8/13 7:54 A

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Was your can veggies before cooking. Read labels everything has sodium added

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2/7/13 2:15 P

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thanks for the info :)

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2/7/13 12:57 P

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You can easily follow DASH diet principles and use them right along with your SparkDiet to specifically target high blood pressure. This article will outline how.

High Blood Pressure? Have a DASH of Spark
There's More to it than Your Sodium Intake
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2/7/13 12:09 P

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I went to the doc when it was really high it was up like 140/100 and she told me i needed to exercise and eat better so i started exercising and it came down. My doc wants me to keep an eye on it and said if it stays high she wants me on meds. I really don't want to be on meds so I'm trying to get it down on my own. I guess i should work on my healthy eating..........

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2/7/13 12:03 P

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Have you discussed it with your doctor yet? There can be a lot of different reasons for HBP and he or she might want you to have some tests to rule out some of the less common causes.

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2/7/13 11:53 A

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emoticon my bp has always been normal and out of no where it started to get high. I had my first baby 16months ago and since then its been higher. I know after having her i started slacking in exercise so i started exercising again. my top number has gone down and is normally any where from 115-125 and my bottom number has been any where from 80-95. any suggestions on how i can get my bottom number down?
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