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Old 10-19-2004, 06:20 AM   #1
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Why Check It So Often???

After 19 months of monitoring my b/P usually 12 times a month, it usually stays within a range of 116-125 over 64-75 on meds. It gets really old. I felt like a normal healthy 33 year old (now I am 34) before I started taking b/p meds. 19 months later, I have gone from 158 to 151, I constantly worry about my health & I look for things that are wrong even though I have had every test run that they can run & everything was fine in Early May.

I truly believe that B/P Meds. are the worst meds. in terms of side effects. They have completely changed my life for the worse. My B/P is normal now, but my lifestyle s**ks compared to how active I used to be. I spoke to a pharmacist at Medco & she said that some people have different B/P than 120/80 & it is normal. Mine has always run 137/74 or so. Why mess with body chemistry. Especially with all of these side-effects.

 
Old 10-19-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: Why Check It So Often???

I have to agree with you, bp meds are the worst i've taken also. I've never had cancer so i can't speak on those meds. When i was told i had diabetes, i thought my life was over. I was able to pull it together and go on with my life. I was very active in my community and held a full time(stressful, customer service supvsr) job.

I had licked the diabetes. Then with the twist of fate, i went to a free clinic and a toxic nurse practioner changed my bp meds and put me on 5 different meds at one time. That's when my problems began. I knew nothing about side effects, but by time i purchased this computer and looked up my meds, 4 or 5 yrs had already passed and my body was messed up. Now i have heart problems, high cholesterol, thyroid problems and liver problems. I had none of these problems before. So i agree with you, bp meds sucks, and i still have hbp 140-180/72-86. But Axe, i still take some of the blame, bcuz i am usually on top of things and usually stayed in control.. Life still is great (compared to the alternative) and im still striving to get healthy. I ccan't sweat the small stuff.

 
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: Why Check It So Often???

heart problems, high cholesterol, thyroid problems and liver problems

How can B/P meds. cause all of this & how can they even prescibe something that would do this. Did you go for annual blood tests+?

Yes, I'm happy that I am alive. I just wish that I could go to one doctor who understands B/P & can determine if I truly have HBP, instead of just changing the meds., wean me off. When I was put on Atenolol by the 2nd doc., I wasn't told about the rebound high heart rate that exists when you go off of the drug. I can deal with one med. with no side-effects. Other than that, I have had it with this trial & error stuff. At 34, I should be running marathons, not worrying about how 1 margarita is going to affect my B/P medication. Ridiculous.

 
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