I thought that I had finally managed to get a handle on my potassium, but when I went in for a blood test, my level was a bit high. Go figure! I have been watching it daily since then on my nutrition log and I think, for me, that a good level to shoot for is 4000 mg daily. My level is normal now and I am off my bp medication, hopefully for good.
Whenever i go without salt i get dizzy so i have to eat some. I think i need to go back to the doctor and have him re-evaluate my situation. I eat a lot of potassium rich foods which would probably be good for you also.
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I'm presently off my water pill. I ended up in the hospital a couple of weeks ago when my potassium level dropped very low and my blood pressure crashed. I've been able to keep my BP in check by lowering my salt intake since I've been home and am maintaining my BP at a normal level.
It is normal for BP to fluctuate during the day. Different activities have different effects on it. Take you monitor with you when you see your doctor and see what kind of variations there are from her monitor to yours. (The will naturally be some fluctuation)
Thanks for all replies to this question. I think the problem is my pressure just goes too low at certain times of the day. I have a bp machine at home and it does fluctuate during the day and sometimes it is around 90/60. That seems pretty low. Maybe i'll see if my doctor can give me a lower dose.
"water pills", diuretics, will lower your blood pressure. One problem that can occur is that your blood pressure could go too low., and that could cause dizziness. Let your Doc. know, and get your BP checked at the Dr. office or a clinic, do not trust those machines in Walmart etc., they're not consistantly accurate. OR, get a good BP device for home use, and take it with you to the Dr office and have them check it against theirs.
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