I also suffer from high BP, but with medication it is well within normal limits (sometimes).
Its interesting how we all have different symptoms when we are high. I always have two telltale signs that never fail......I get a mild headache at the back of my head and also
(not at the same time necessarily) I cannot get to sleep at night. Many a night I have been awake to hear the birds signing in the morning and the light slowly creeping in behind the blinds.
I get so very very angry when I toss and turn all night, but often will not get up to measure my BP because sometimes it raises my concern for example 180/95 is a concern, usually it doesnt go higher than this. As a retired health professional I know that the systolic and diastolic are both important, however the one that concerns me the most when it is high is the DIASTOLIC.
Since I have started swimming nearly every day my BP has been perfect. Im still not sure whether it is really the swimming or the fact that I am averaging a loss of about 500g a week.
I guess the medication is successful when you also help it along.
All in all Im happy, so far so good and hopefully I can get off the BP medication (one day)
Edited by: KAY-KADUNKA at: 1/25/2012 (19:43)
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