OK, my BP is high as you have read in my posts. I've been doing well for the past few months on my Lisinopril. I caught a cold and now have almost gotten rid of it. Time to fess up. The past 2 weekends, my Husband has had his xmas parties. At both, I drank vodka and cranberry drinks (about 3 that night). And this last weekend, I drank 5 Sex on the Beaches!!! If this is what's effecting my BP how long before this stuff gets out of my system???
I can't say that I'm an expert on this, but I've done it enough in my time (I'm 34) to know. When I drink 5-6 drinks, the next day I have a lot more anxiety & my pulse rate is usually 10-12 points higher. It can last for a couple of days for me. Don't stress about it. We all drink a little too much at times (at least most of us).
I stress when I lose 2 pounds. I'm 148, usually 150. It feels much better not worrying about fluctuations. It's part of being human. Probably lost 2 pounds, because I didn't eat much of anything on Saturday & yesterday I didn't have that much either. I'm not going to stress.
Enjoy the holidays & don't worry about it. On Sunday I had 3 beers & my 1st reading on Monday was like 130/78. Today my 1st reading was 120/71 & my average after 3 readings was 115/68. It passes.
Sheesh 5-6 drinks?? I'd be out of sorts with that many. I have a cocktail evey night but 3 on weekends and parties that is my limit. I know I have been told I can't hang with the big boys. I think some people it does raise their BP. With my meds they only seem to go up when I am ******..Lisa
Chilled Sprite mixed with Tequilla in a shot glass. It's my favorite shot. I used to have 5 or so while watching a football game with my bass player, but I have had one in 4 months. I am a lightweight these days. 3 glasses of wine & I am exhausted. I keep my drinking these days to a minimum. It has really helped my B/P.
Wow Thanks Guys for all the great recipes and new drinks I have to try. I am having guests for the holidays and I am cooking today and tomorrow. One of the drinks I am having are at the end when we have desert Chocolate Martinis. Vanilla Vodka, Godiva dark and white liquor and Creme De Cocoa and let's not forget the best part the chocolate shavings on top..Wishing you a very happy healthy holiday!!!! Lisa
All that I have to say is that you pay for it on the Monday that you go back to work. Had a a couple of drinks for 3-4 days in a row (2-3) & yesterday I had 5 beers. 1st reading today was 140/85. The worst reading that I have had in months! Time to slow down!!!! It came down to 128/78, but that is still very high for me. Pulse rate this weekend was always in the 50's & low 60's. Alcohol does mess up my B/P the next day, especially when I had like 5 1/2 hours of sleep... only. I hate my readings today after having 125/75 as my worst 1st reading last week at the same time. It ranged from 106/64-125/75 last week with little or no alcohol. Alcohol does not agree with my blood pressure!!!