Okay, I had my dr's appointment yesterday. Even though I was REALLY nervous, my BP was only 160/**. So I'll take that. The 190's must have been spikes. But still, I don't like spikes either...
Anyway, the doc GAVE me a BP monitor with some sample meds (angiotensin receptor blockers / Avapro). The reason the BP machine was free is because I'm part of a 6 month study for Avapro during which time I'll get 4 calls from a nurse. I'm kinda scared to take the medication because I heard that it may make you dizzy. But the thing is, that I've had 24/7 dizziness for the past year (not yet resolved, unrelated). I can't imagine making it worse.
But even after 15 years of 155/95 blood pressure, she is quite confident that there is no damage to my heart. She must be one of those special doctors with x-ray vision.
But I asked several times, and she insisted that I was fine. "Not at your age", she said.
Anyhow, I tried the machine last night, and to my pleasure, my BP was 150/95. So definitely not that bad. I'll try to get it down by at least 10 mmHg. Hey, this could even be fun! Okay, I'm pushing it. Hee hee.