It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



High & Low Blood Pressure Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Valley Village, CA
Posts: 190
tattooyu HB User
Numbers are creeping up?

Male, 31, 5'7", 234lbs. Body fat is distributed evenly across the body.

My numbers are creeping up...I think. They tend to vary quite a bit.

The Diovan HCT 160/25 seems to work pretty well for me. For a month or two my numbers were consistently 120-125/65-70. Now, they are in the 130-140/70-75 range.

I have been really busy for the last couple of weeks and haven't exercised as much...and I might have been eating a little worse (normally I eat VERY healthy for BP). Could that really drive it up that much?

Also, it seems like my systolic gets affected WAY more. Any thoughts?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-04-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 22
MathMom HB User
Re: Numbers are creeping up?

Way weird.

My numbers are creeping up too - enough that I went to see the doc today. He increased one of my meds, and then said something I thought was odd - that he had to increase several other peoples' meds, too.

Can blood pressure be affected by the season? It's November - the days are shorter, less sunlight. (I'm still exercising and watching what I eat - so I know it's not that in my case.)

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-04-2004, 03:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Valley Village, CA
Posts: 190
tattooyu HB User
Re: Numbers are creeping up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MathMom
He increased one of my meds, and then said something I thought was odd - that he had to increase several other peoples' meds, too.
That is odd! Perhaps unconscious stress from the election? Damn, if that's it, I'm doomed!


 
Old 11-05-2004, 07:11 AM   #4
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,003
Random2 HB User
Re: Numbers are creeping up?

My Systolic has been a little bit higher too lately, but my B/P is still in the 116-120 over 66-75 range depending on the day. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Your change isn't that drastic.

 
Old 11-05-2004, 01:27 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: California, U.S.A.
Posts: 3,091
zuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB User
Re: Numbers are creeping up?

Tattooyu,

You made me smile with your reference to the election.. That.. plus being extra busy, less exercise, maybe eating habits slipping a little..that'll do it.

The systolic is always the most labile # and shifts accordingly when any of the above factors (and more) come into play. I wouldn't worry.

zuzu xx

 
Old 11-05-2004, 02:38 PM   #6
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Valley Village, CA
Posts: 190
tattooyu HB User
Re: Numbers are creeping up?

Well, I try to find humor in life...otherwise we're all just medicated, miserable and opressed.


 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What would cause BP to start creeping? zekat High & Low Blood Pressure 2 03-18-2008 07:03 AM
numbers Johnii Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 3 11-09-2007 07:41 AM
My actual numbers...HDL concern JWMC High Cholesterol 3 12-23-2006 07:34 AM
Creeping in... (self-harm) anemone Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 2 12-21-2006 11:45 AM
My numbers--can you share a similar experience? rmc12 High Cholesterol 2 09-28-2006 10:09 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:11 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!