marriage, divorce and high BP
Just curious to what you all thought of my situation. For the last 7.5 years I've been in a roller coaster of a marriage and now divorce has been filed once again. We filed in 2005 but that was dismissed. My wife is Bipolar and that has caused more stress on me then I care to explain. I have my own business that has been very successful but with my wife's manic spending habits it gives me major stress month after month. I also have 4 children, 2 of them mine (3&5) and 2 stepdaughters (11&13). You can trust that any stress test would have me off the charts for the last 7.5 years.
My wife has move out once again which has certainly left me with less stress but I'm still left to manage the disaster she has caused financially and continues to do so by making this divorce hell. My BP today at the grocery store was 177/114 and that scared me. I guess because the stress of digging out of this hole and dealing with this divorce is causing me the high readings. I've never been medicated for it but it has been high for some time but not that high. One other thing, this morning a pipe burst in the house from the cold so I was dealing with that also when I took the test today. I guess it's time to make some changes. I'm not in bad shape and was exercising up until a month ago. I need to stop smoking and probably stay away from alcohol also. I try to eat healthly but don't watch the sodium as much as I should.
I'm somewhat confident that once this divorce is final and I can move on to a healthy loving relationship my stress will lower considerably also dropping my BP to a normal level. If not I guess HBP meds are in order. I'm going to buy a BP monitor today so I can start to take it at many different times at home rather than just at the grocery store.
Any suggestions would help...........
Last edited by Used&Abused; 01-14-2007 at 04:43 PM.