51 yr old male ( me) borderline hi cholst. HDL 50's LDL 120 on Pravastatin last 10 yrs. BP normal on 80 mg Diovan keeping it 120/80
Started July 2010 on major biking routine 20 miles plus everyday, dropped 30 pounds in 3 months bp dropped to 118/75 off meds for 2 months.
Blood work in Sep HDL 94 LDL 110 ! Late Sep noticed BP back up to 130/90 ! Went back on Diovan and still BP staying at 129/85, what the heck happened. Then ha dchest pain ( mild) 2 times when biking NEVER had it before, went to Dr , sent to Cardio , sent to hospital, angio showed 90% blocked LAD.
Now is this why my BP shot up or a coinincidence ? Was it blocked partially and something blocked it more and BP shot up ????
Hi, I guess that they will solved your LAD problem with some stents... how do you feel now??
My explanation, I am not a Dr, just a patient, is:
1) The changes in BP that you report are very small, they might not be relevant.
2) To suppress the statin meds, is where I think the problem was. The reasons for the blockages are under discussions and more and more people thinks that has less to do with cholesterol and more to do with inflammation. In fact statins now are supposed to be beneficial because they also reduce inflammation.
You stop statins because your cholesterol was OK but then inflammation growth and produced the blockage. It makes sense to me.
I stopped the BP med NOT the statin. I feel fine now, hope it stays that way. I do think about it alot and hope it doesnt plug back up. The surgeon said he doesnt expect to see me for another 10 years or more if I take the Plavix and get back on my excersise . Hope he is correct !