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Looly 02-10-2006 07:58 PM

Fluctuating Blood Pressure
 
With blood pressure in the normal range for most days, there are times that it becomes elevated, like today when it averaged 160/100. This morning it was 117/80 upon awakening. At what point is it necessary to go back on medication? It's more often than not my bp is in a decent range. The few times that it becomes elevated - is this cause for being medicated again? What do you think?

Lenin 02-11-2006 05:10 AM

Re: Fluctuating Blood Pressure
 
mom,

Medicate only if you have a monthlong AVERAGE over 140 or 90.

Stumper 02-11-2006 07:02 PM

Re: Fluctuating Blood Pressure
 
Lola'

I would agree with Lenin.

I would add one other thing though. Speaking from a personal view my BP is much like yours. I would medicate it IF you feel it like I do...in my head....or if you get headaches from it.
Then it might warrant medicating it. I used to get "rushes" when I stood up. If you do not and BP is averaging below 140/90 like Lenin said then I would leave it alone for now.

Looly 02-12-2006 11:20 AM

Re: Fluctuating Blood Pressure
 
Thanks for your replies.

Willy 02-16-2006 06:36 PM

Re: Fluctuating Blood Pressure
 
I find that my blood pressure can be quite normal when I lay down, but when I sit up it becomes elevated (in the milldly elevated range--144/94. Is the fluctuation normal?

iyami 02-20-2006 12:40 AM

Re: Fluctuating Blood Pressure
 
[QUOTE=Willy]I find that my blood pressure can be quite normal when I lay down, but when I sit up it becomes elevated (in the milldly elevated range--144/94. Is the fluctuation normal?[/QUOTE]
yes, i have low bp, and im suposed to sleep in that position,
it has to raise your blood pressure, or i wouldnt be told to


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