Hi all! I'm so glad there is a group on SP for this topic!!
In 2008 I was admitted to the hospital for extremely high BP (300/200 range). I was resistant to most of the drugs, until they finally found an IV drug that worked. I remained on lisinopril for a year after that. No one ran tests on me at the ER, and I was just told that I needed to lose weight. I was 320 pounds at the time, and eating a crappy diet/drinking.
Fast forward to 2012, I've lost 105 pounds and have become a runner and love lifting. I would say I am very in shape and eat very well (I have treats, don't get me wrong). 2 weeks ago I went to a minute clinic for an unrelated issue and found out by blood pressure was 200/110 (even on meds that were supposed to be controlling it and my A Fib). Went to the ER again, and this time she gave me a list of tests to have my cardiologist run.
I've been through most of them, with nothing to indicate a reason for my HBP. I'm back on a medication that seems to be working, and trying to wean off the beta blocker they had me on since I had terrible side effects from it. It seems to be better now, I average about 115/84 now taking my pressure in the AM and before bed.
I'm frustrated because I feel like I put all the work into being healthy and still have this issue. The only thing I can think of is that I have put on 10 pounds this year (slowly) and that I am very Vitamin D deficient. I'm working on both of those right now, and hope to see a change.
Does anyone else have any issues with HPB like this? I worry that if I don't find the root cause of my BP that I will run into issues with pregnancy one day.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
- Theodore Roosevelt
| Pounds lost: 75.0