Yeah, that's pretty high. I didn't realize I had high blood pressure until I went in for something else.
Mine was 160/110!
My doctor started me on an ABR-II med (less side effects), and I'm down to a consistent 130/75 after three weeks.
I am exercising nearly every day and eating fresh veggies/fruits, moderate intake of fats (mono/poly unsaturated only), healthy protein, moderate carbs (complex). I feel so much better, I can't even describe.
I'm hoping that in a few months to a year I'll drop enough weight to wean off the med.
The hardest things for me:
Getting up off my *** to exercise.
REALLY limiting going out to eat.
Finding something healthy when I do that doesn't cost an arm and a leg!
If you're in L.A., I recommend the Good Earth restaurant on Ventura (between Whitsett and Laurel Canyon). Very healthy and you can order light/no oil, light/no salt...very cool.