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8/28/09 11:47 P

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My doctor increased nay BP medicine. Adds metoproplol 100 mg daily along with along with 2 160mg diavon daily and 1 amdohpine 10 mg daily. My BP was 168/70 the last time in the office with pulse at 80. Other times at home 140/70, and less. In fact quite a lot less. I am exercising too now so I hope it will go down. I don't know if he will ever decrease my pills.

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8/23/09 11:27 A

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hi there and a big question directed to someone who has been weaned off of b.p. meds after an extended period of time eg)2 yr.? i am on adalat xl 20mg/day and altace 15 mg/day. the only thing is that in order to wean off of these, you cannot cut them in half or anything, but you have to actually cut down by taking one every 2 days. the only thing is how long do you do that for? 2 weeks, a month???
there is no smaller dose of adalat xl, so i have to stop taking that altogether which it is the lowest dose possible. the altace i will take 1 capsule every 2nd day, but for how long before i stop taking altogether. my blood pressure is very low, and i have been taken off of the water pill completely, and 5 mg of altace and just stopped them completely. i would really appreciate it if anyone has weaned themselves off of capsules to please give me their input and experience. thank you.

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8/18/09 9:46 P

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IT is helpful adding BP to that page with other measurements. Been exercising which hasn't made too much difference so far to weight lose, but it seems to be changing my BP. Now if I just start watching my food and the amounts. I need to start tracking again. But exercise is a BIG step for me.

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8/2/09 12:21 A

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I am glad it was added. Thanks for the info.

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8/1/09 11:46 P

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Actually, the blood pressure measurement is one that has been added just recently.

Jayne

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8/1/09 4:21 P

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Wow,been over 18 months never knew we could do that there,I was just diagnoised with Hypertension 2 months ago.so far all my readings have been good,Thank God,Thank-you so much for all the help, you all great.Have a Super Weekend. emoticon


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8/1/09 2:48 P

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Thanks for asking that question, I needed to know how to do it.
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7/31/09 10:25 P

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Thank you. I got it.

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7/31/09 10:20 P

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On your start page, click on the weigh-in & other measurements button. BP is one of the health measurements you can track. Click on Add/Change What You Measure, and add BP to your choices. Save your changes.

From that point, when you're ready to add a new BP reading, go to your start page and choose the weigh-in and other measurements option. Then just add the BP reading and save.

Hope this helps.

Jayne

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7/31/09 10:13 P

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how do i keep track of my blood pressure on sparkpeople

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