Be patient, it does take time for the body to catch up with some things. But, it will happen. Just keep doing what you are doing. Do you take your BP at home regularly or just at the doctor's office? The reason I ask is that I sometimes get agitated and occasionally have what they call "white coat syndrome", when at the doctor's office and as a result, my blood pressure is higher there than anywhere else. At home I typically run around 130/76 without medicine and 118/68 with medicine.
I was against taking any kind of medication at first too. Then I relented with the goal of stepping down off of it gradually. As a result I have gone from a full pill to half that and hope to eventually get down to nothing at all. Though I dislike taking anything that I don't have to, I do feel that sometimes we just need a little help to get things in the right direction and it will get better from there.
-Cindy- Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team
Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team
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I went from 333lbs to 220 before my BP moved lower than 90 diastolic. I now run around 130-136/84ish. And that's WITH two BP meds. I keep hoping it will drop lower so I can drop the dosage of the meds. I did drop one med, I was on three till a year ago. My sodium intake ranges from 900mg to 1600mg/day, with an occasional 2000 if we eat out, and that's just a guess because who knows what's in restaurant food.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13
highest weight 333lbs Weight on 9/4/14 226 Short term goal 185 In my dreams goal: 170 Ht. 5'5"
I have been eating much healthier singe January 1 and have lost 19 pounds since. I have been doing a great job watching my sodium intake as well. Hitting the gym 3-5 times a week too. My sodium has gone from about 4000+ per day to under 2100 always and usually around 1600. Also, I am doing a great job making sure that I drink enough water every day and just about eliminating my diet soda intake. Finally, I take 3000mg of fish oil daily too.
My problem: My blood pressure is still high. I am sitting at 142/92 still. It could be worse, I understand, but I am 26.
Has anyone else been in this situation? If so, how long did it take for you to see results without medications? I want to use meds as a VERY LAST RESORT.
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