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Old 03-21-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

I'm 55 and still feel like I'm too young for this stuff.

 
Old 03-21-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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Re: How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

Started at 27

 
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:15 PM   #3
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Re: How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

I started on medicine 3 months from my fiftieth birthday.

 
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Damn, you guys are making me feel old

 
Old 03-21-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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15 years old!

 
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WOW, stoph beat me, thought i was the youngest for a minute!

 
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Re: How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

42 for me. I'm medication-free at the moment (touch wood)
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Re: How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

Early 30's for me. Both parents were in 20's.

 
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Re: How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

My first post, interesting question. I was prescribed 5mg Amlodipine three months ago, I'm 58. Have learnt lots from reading this forum , so thanks.

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42 for me. I'm medication-free at the moment (touch wood)

Good to hear! Then how come doctors and what not always say " if you have hypertension you have it for life" yet people can come off these medications and not have hypertension anymore? it is cureable? or did you have anxiety issues that was causing the high BP and got that in check?

 
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Re: How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

My hypertension began when I was quite young...in my late 20's. I began taking medications in my early 30's. I became "non-compliant" for quite a few years, and by the time I decided to confront my hypertension, it had morphed into malignant hypertension, and resulted in 4 strokes, loss of vision, kidney failure, and a heart attack.

Of course these days, my life depends on being compliant, continuing to learn, continuing to overcome the after effects of my ignorance.

If I would have addressed my hypertension right away, I could have avoided all this. I hope you make a better choice for yourself, at whatever age!

 
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Re: How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

I thought malignant hypertension was something that could not be controlled or very difficult to treat with medication. I didn't know it was something we could make worse.

 
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Good to hear! Then how come doctors and what not always say " if you have hypertension you have it for life" yet people can come off these medications and not have hypertension anymore? it is cureable? or did you have anxiety issues that was causing the high BP and got that in check?
I was told the same thing by all doctors. that I wil have this for the rest of my life. So far they have been correct. at least in my case.

 
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Hello to all, my first post in answer to an interesting question. Started taking 5mg amlodipine 3 months ago. I'm 58. Have found this forum very informative.

 
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Re: How old were you when you started taking blood pressure meds?

To flutterbye,

Malignant hypertension is BP that is impossible to control, and has already begun to damage other organs in your body. Once the damage is done, it's done...but I was fortunate to be young enough to recover some kidney function, the effects of the strokes, and my vision is better now.

I was just stressing the point that if I had complied with my earliest diagnosis of extremely high blood pressure, it would not have turned into malignant hypertension. I was young at the time, and the information about the risks of hypertension had not yet become such common information...it was in the early 80's. Plus I was young, thought I was invincible, and didn't "feel" sick. I hated the medication, so I just didn't take it. Big mistake!

 
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