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Old 11-18-2004, 07:28 AM   #3
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Re: A Very Very True Quote....

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1189/is_4_273/ai_75608728

Very interesting article. It explains how people with white-coat don't respond to meds. really of any kind before going to the doctor, even though it is low & normal through the day. It also discusses why Beta Blockers are prescribed much more than ARB's & why diurectics aren't prescibed nearly so much ($'s). This article pretty much sums up what I have been saying all along.

In the process of the last 21 months Zuzu, I have cut down from 6 beers or more a night to maybe 1 or 2 on the weekends. I am 150 & 5' 11", so I don't need to lose any more weight. I eat low sodium. I excercise with my dog. My B/P yesterday was 112/56 on the meds.... I think that is a bit too low. I am much healthier now. Played an outdoor gig with my band (I'm the singer & guitarist). I made it through a 1 1/2 hour set with no problems. The other 3 guys were dying. I had no problem. I just want to go to the specialist as a back-up that is all. I have felt really good lately. I owe my lifestyle changes to myself, but my 23 year old G/F won't let me resort to my former bad habits & cooks for me+ every night. She is 5' 9" 115 or so. I guess we are both thin.... Read the article & let me know what you think.