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Old 02-21-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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What is your highest B/P ?

Summer 09' 180/120


Right now: 150/100

 
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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

191/110 that was after a c secion and it stayed that high for a month, the other time i was IV and it jumped up to 191/110.

 
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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

190/120 (I think?)
This was at the Dr.'s office after an initial BP reading of 170/107. I freaked out and they scared me.

This morning: 112/75

 
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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

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You need better medication.

250/160 range, as per ER records, prior to diagnosis & treatment. Very resistant to treatment. I remember reading that the highest blood pressure levels ever measured in survivors (e.g. those individuals who didn't die as a result of such high blood pressure) were much higher than that, in the 400 range. I think it is very rare for anyone to survive such blood pressure elevations. These individuals were a distinct group to boot, physically conditioned. Body-builders or sumo wrestlers, I think. I will try to find the info.

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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

I've recorded over 26,000 bp readings since 1998.

So... I ran a report showing my average BP for each year, including the minimums and maximums. I know that you didn't ask for this much detail, but I figured that my results might prove interesting.
  • 1998 avg: 152/97 Systolic: 98-197, Diastolic 63-126, bps: 1,016
  • 1999 avg: 146/92 Systolic: 101- 207, Diastolic 64-124, bps: 3,599
  • 2000 avg: 145/92 Systolic: 106- 184, Diastolic 57-120, bps: 3,322
  • 2001 avg: 147/92 Systolic: 103- 181, Diastolic 61-115, bps: 2,375
  • 2002 avg: 150/96 Systolic: 109- 192, Diastolic 67-119, bps: 1,423
  • 2003 avg: 151/96 Systolic: 108- 188, Diastolic 68-119, bps: 1,032
  • 2004 avg: 146/90 Systolic: 102-183, Diastolic 60-116, bps: 2,065
  • 2005 avg: 139/86 Systolic: 96- 179, Diastolic 45-111, bps: 2,526
  • 2006 avg: 136/79 Systolic: 91- 172, Diastolic 49-101, bps: 3,269
  • 2007 avg: 126/74 Systolic: 93- 165, Diastolic 50-99, bps: 2,720
  • 2008 avg: 122/72 Systolic: 78- 160, Diastolic 45-98, bps: 2,543
  • 2009 avg: 128/73 Systolic: 91- 167, Diastolic 51-95, bps: 711

To read the table: In 1999, the average blood pressure for the year was 146/92; Systolic Range for the year ran from 101 to 207, Diastolic from 64 to 124, based on 3,599 blood pressure readings.

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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

My highest systolic is 258/110. My highest diastolic is 232/120 if I remember correctly. These are numbers while on medication no less. Also, these numbers reflect a stimulus/response reaction brought on by the numerous frightening situations in Drs' offices as I coped with a hyperthyroid condition.


My lowest systolic was about 88 & my lowest diastolic was 46 which occurred after having a double dose of a dental local anesthetic. I had to half my b/p meds for two weeks. Looks like I could get by on an injection of the dental med for two wks. Isn't it fun to play this HBP game . Just think of all I missed for the first 60 yrs of my life which was med free . Fam

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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

Greetings,

180/110 was the highest I ever recorded. That was due to a very stressful situation. I remember reading on a webpage once, run by a former NASA astronaut and doctor, that when he was young he remembered his grandmother's blood pressure of some 300 over 100 "maxing out" her doctor's new fangled sphygmomanometer, much to his amusement for she lived well into her nineties!

I sometimes wonder about it all......:-)

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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

my mother had BP that was always around 270/120-140 from the time she was 40 on up. medication didn't work well for her and she lost most her vision and also lived though an aoretic anerusym. She did die of a brain stem stroke at 74.

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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

156/85 during an especially bad anxiety attack.

I don't think (knock wood) its ever been higher then that.

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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

I was averaging over 160 systolic for a time last year. I can't remember the diastolic.

I'm within normal range at the moment.
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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

Here is some more info, comparing my average blood pressure between the hours of 6am through 1pm, and from 2pm through 9 pm. Blood Pressure varies and basically increases throughout the day for most people. As the day wears on, the blood pressure continues to rise. So, if you really, truly want to know about your blood pressure, you must take sample readings, and not just rely on one isolated reading.

The following table doesn't show the unusually high or low readings. They are buried in the averages, but at least you can see the trend towards higher blood pressure readings in the afternoon, versus the morning, which is normal blood pressure behavior.

...Year_____6am-1pm____2pm-9pm_____Percent higher in the afternoon

* 1998_____146/94 ______154/98______ 8%/4%
* 1999_____142/90 ______147/92______ 5%/2%
* 2000_____142/90 ______145/91______ 4%/1%
* 2001_____143/91 ______147/92______ 4%/1%
* 2002_____145/93 ______153/97______ 8%/4%
* 2003_____147/94 ______155/97______ 8%/3%
* 2004_____140/87 ______149/93______ 9%/6%
* 2005_____134/83 ______143/88______ 9%/6%
* 2006_____132/77 ______139/81______ 8%/4%
* 2007_____121/71 ______131/77______ 10%/6%
* 2008_____116/69 ______126/75______ 10%/6%
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* All Years__135/83______ 143/88_______8%/5%

What I find most interesting is, when my blood pressure was at very unhealthy, dangerous levels, there were less differences between my morning's readings and my afternoon's readings. After I was able to reduce my blood pressure down to consistently healthy readings, there was MORE of a difference between morning and afternoon.

Total Blood Pressure readings used in this report: 21,956
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That's really interesting. My arms are sore just looking at your results . Fam

 
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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

Why did you take so many BP readings? I see your highest numbers and they are not alarming, high yes but not dangerously high as unhealthy long term.

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Re: What is your highest B/P ?

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Why did you take so many BP readings? I see your highest numbers and they are not alarming, high yes but not dangerously high as unhealthy long term.
From 1998 through 2004, my blood pressure averaged 147/91 based on 14,832 bp readings.

That means that every hour of every day, for seven long years I had virtually constant unhealthy levels of blood pressure, week after week, month after month, year after year.

During that time, I experimented with my blood pressure medication...... increasing dosages, weaning off meds, asking Cardiologist for new meds, etc., all to no avail. My health continued to get worse. My legs, ankles and feet were badly swollen. I had constant breathing problems. I had to sleep or watch TV sitting up, in order to be able to breathe. I was tired all the time, with frequent chest pains, heart palpitations, mental confusion, sweating, and general malaise, etc.

The heart results from tests at my Cardiologist were showing worsening heart failure, with increased thickening of the Ventricles and Septum; and further dilation of my Atrium.

Up to that point, I refused to diet, or change my ways. But...... I was really suffering and had little quality of life, or hope left, so I started experimenting with my diet, not thinking that it would help. In fact, when I first started experimenting with a brand new diet, I posted a thread here asking the question: Does an "Insulin Resistance" diet improve blood pressure? at link: [url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=242229[/url]

The diet had almost immediate effects on lowering my blood pressure, but the diet, alone, didn't bring my blood pressure down to healthy levels.

So...... I constantly monitor my blood pressure multiple times per day, and make changes to my meds, my diet and my lifestyle, any time that my blood pressure starts to trend higher.

As a result of my constant monitoring and constant changes, instead of being a basket case, too tired to do anything, and having to fight constant breathing problems, I now do 150+ pushups per day, 400 steppers per day, 250+ weight lifts per day, and power-walk one hour per day. At close to 70 years of age, with heart failure, I am now able to work on repairs that I've need to do to my roof. I very seldom have breathing problems any more and can sleep lying down! I love it!!

Also good news for me is that, after four years of very restricted diet, I have been able to increase my calories and the enjoyment of my meals with minimum effect on my blood pressure, and my blood glucose levels are at extraordinarily healthy levels.

With this type of a wonderful, dramatic improvement in my life and health, the constant monitoring of my blood pressure is a small price to pay!
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I think its remarkable you kept such a record, and scientifically very useful. For those of us with severe BP anxiety, this would have been an exercise in abject white-hot torture...a therapist and my PPO both finally told me to NOT do what you did as it was pushing me towards the nuthouse. So I went into a weird sort of "don't ask don't tell" mode...not taking my own BP, and asking my nurse (or whoever took it) to not tell me the results, but to send them to my doctor and have him tell me if he thinks there is a problem.

I still shudder when I think back to what that BP anxiety did to me, including precipitating a year of heart palpitations and a general inability to enjoy life. I think as a consequence of understanding this, I am better equipped to handle a diagnosis of HBP when or if it comes.

But again, I am simply amazed someone can take so many readings and not go insane!

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