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3/10/09 12:35 P

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Sorry it has taken me a few days to get back online, I just got out of the hospital, I was there for three days because my blood pressure was so high, but not sure why that happened, I was at the store and feeling fine, then all of a sudden I got really sick. Doctors are not sure what happened either. I am going to ask my doctor to check my vitamin D level when I see him. Thanks

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3/5/09 11:05 P

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My Dr is great about that. He checks my vitamin D level twice a year when I go in for my routine bloodwork.

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3/5/09 5:24 P

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No one seems to believe me , but I lowered mine accidently when I started to take extra vitamin D to help my bones. Diagnosed with opteopenia, I was looking for a way to help with my loss, and was directed to take extra Vitamin D in a day. WELL I started taking 1,000 IU's, and then increased it to 2,000.

My blood pressure was worse than yours, and NOTHING helped it.

Pressure right now at 3:30 pm is 121/77.

Highly recommend asking the Dr. for blood levels of Vitamin D. More Americans should be tested for this, as MOST are too low, even in the SUNSHINE states!

Edited by: SUNNYARIZONA at: 3/5/2009 (17:25)
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3/5/09 4:46 P

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Foods like eggs and salmon. Check out this link from World's Healthiest Foods whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrie
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The next time you get a blood test, you should ask to have your Vitamin D checked and it should be checked every year, usually around this time. Mine was fine, but my husband was very low, so he takes 5,000 IU a day.

Edited by: ADAPTABLE_ELLEN at: 3/5/2009 (16:46)
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DEWDRP2000's Photo DEWDRP2000 Posts: 65
3/5/09 4:38 P

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Thanks so much for responding
I have not really been doing anything different food wise, I do keep a food record and watch my salt intake, and have only lost five pounds so far, which is a big thing for me because losing weight is so hard for me. I did not know about the vitamin D, what sources can you get it from?

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3/5/09 4:29 P

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I don't think there's a bp med that doesn't have side effects. I'm salt sensitive, so I have to track my sodium and keep it below 2,000 mg a day. By doing that, I was able to get off the beta blocker. I'm still on a diuretic and Lotensin. Losing weight makes a difference too. Have you had your Vitamin D level checked? Many people are low on D, especially at this time of year and it can affect your bp. Has your diet changed at all, such as increased sugar, caffeine or sodium? Do you track your food intake?

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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3/5/09 4:06 P

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Hi
I am not sure what is going on, but I have been on Lopressor for quite a while, twice a day, and have stopped smoking and dont use salt when I cook, and my blood pressure was doing good and then the last three days it has been 150 over 109, and the doctor did not say much just put me on a diuretic, but did not say why this is happening.
Does anyone know how I can get it lower besides what I am doing? I also walk everyday and work out at the gym.
Does anyone know of a really good bloodpressure medication without a lot of side effects ?
Thanks for any and all help

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