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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-31-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,407
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: My progress getting off meds... and a fantastic blood test results!

Thanks for the tips! Way to go getting off the CCB! You've made great progress! I've been trying different supplement combinations to see what works best for me.

I didn't know Hawthorne acted...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-31-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,407
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: My progress getting off meds... and a fantastic blood test results!

I first used Jarrow but too expensive, I tried POM, and now I like R.W. Knudsen "Just Pomegranate".
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-30-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,407
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: My progress getting off meds... and a fantastic blood test results!

Today I had my best reading ever with no meds!:

122/74

Here's what happened. fyi, I'm on no meds of any type.

I stopped taking Lisinopril 5 months ago and continued 5mg amlodipine.

4...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-28-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,621
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Do I have Systolic BP at 28?

You do seem to have stress and anxiety which causes your higher BP. The good news is your high readings seem temporary because of your anxiety. You should try more...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-25-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Stopped taking my Ace Inhibitor, Quinapril, cold turkey, July 11th. I am overjoye

thanks for the info. I did more research and confirm what you wrote. I now plan to get 15-20 minutes of near full body sunbathing daily if possible and avoid the D3 supplements. That should give me...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-23-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By easygoingguy
Smile Vitamin D and blood pressure. How much? Sun or supplement?

I had same problem last winter and my BP was high and I had winter blues. But what I just found out doing research today is that 2000IU vit D is not enough, especially in winter. I read that those...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-23-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,033
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Amlodipine withdrawal

Hi I've been taking two Carditones a day for 4 weeks and just started another bottle. I'm also taking cayenne pepper, garlic and Pressur-Lo. My BP is slowly going down. The other day my BP was...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-23-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,569
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Stopped taking my Ace Inhibitor, Quinapril, cold turkey, July 11th. I am overjoye

speaking of ACE meds wow I just found out there is a VITAMIN that does what an ACE med does, but even better, safer, and cheaper!

VITAMIN D!

Do research on the net and you'll find it. How much...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-21-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,569
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Stopped taking my Ace Inhibitor, Quinapril, cold turkey, July 11th. I am overjoye

wow way to go! With all the BP readings you've taken, and work you did analyzing your diet and irritants, no one on earth knows more about your blood pressure than you. It's only been 11 days...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-18-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,732
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: thinking about weaning off bp meds because of pycnogenol

French Maritime Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol) is indeed suppose to help lower BP, glad to hear it works for you. I tried Pycnogenol plus Lyc-o-mato plus grape seed extract, and better diet and I...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,033
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Amlodipine withdrawal

I recently stopped amlodipine without starting or taking any other BP med. But I got off it very slowly over a month or two. I think it gave me anxiety (or made whatever anxiety I had worse).
...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-13-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Blood pressure monitoring

135/80 is not bad. It's very good. 112/75 range is ideal but 135/80 is not bad. And worrying about BP does cause higher BP, including the anxiety of taking a reading. If your home readings are...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-21-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,633
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Normal top number but bottom number stays high

In my opinion the lower #'s, even going up to 89 are fine. In fact, the BP reading is maybe even better than the 125/75 as the Pulse Pressure is 10 points better. A lower Pulse Pressure is...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,231
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Getting off lotrel

good to hear your BP is down.
Board: Heart Disorders 06-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Is this heart related? Terrified!

Did blood work test for thyroid, glucose, cholesterol, potassium, etc? What are your cholesterol levels? Are you eating a truly healthy diet? How much salt and fat is in your diet? What is your...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-08-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,231
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Getting off lotrel

Swelling is one side effect of lotrel. I've never taken lotrel but I don't like the side effects of two BP meds I've taken so I began a search for an alternative to pharmaceuticals and found a...
Board: Anxiety 06-08-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,262
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Please help this is ruining my life.

"I never ate much on Tues and was still cold. Noone else could feel it but me. On wed I not ate a croissant and a bar of chic the whole day"

Are you not making supper every night? Why not? I...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-08-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: 18 with High Blood Pressure

are you feeling any better? Dizziness is a common side effect of BP meds. If they don't lower your BP I suggest Carditone, a powerful herb formula. It often works when meds don't, or can't...
Board: Anxiety 06-07-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Tired of being plagued by fear.

maysj18, "I am absolutely terrified of cancer..."

Almost everyone worries about cancer, but here's something that helps me a lot- I've learned a lot about how superior nutrition helps prevent...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,615
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Average unhealthy:healthy blood pressure differences morning, evening and late ni

Machaon,
good to hear from you, I think our most senior member in this forum topic. You went through great effort to discover the allergens and household irritants that made your BP worse. Which...
Board: Anxiety 06-04-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Is this anxiety? Or a heart condition?

if cardio tests find everything normal, and they probably will, and you want to try some natural approaches, you might try magnesium supplement. Calcium/magnesium help regulate the heart beat...
Board: High Cholesterol 06-01-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,320
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: New to the site: Could someone help me decipher my cholesterol numbers

Hi again, as I thought you eat a lot of meat and I'm certain you can lower your CH via diet. Chicken is not a healthy meat yet everyone thinks it is- because of decades of successful food industry...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-31-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,320
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: New to the site: Could someone help me decipher my cholesterol numbers

I think your test is ok even though you had coffee. Your CH of 268 is high. Are you eating meat & dairy often? I can't imagine what could make it that high except diet.

You say you need a lot...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-30-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: hbp 35

Yes. But a diet with no more then 10% lean meats is still ok and will also prevent heart disease. You don't have to be a total vegan.

But a vegan diet may not REVERSE heart disease. If not it's...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-30-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: hbp 35

Also, this is what I'm doing to reverse any heart disease in myself- which is based on Fuhrman's recommendations:

- must eat a nutrient-dense plant based diet. Avoid meats, bad fats, and refined...
Board: General Health 05-28-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Health Problems

when cardio tests find nothing wrong, it could be calcium/magnesium/potassium imbalance, and/or thyroid issue. Thyroid itself is probably regulated by these minerals. Calcium is the mineral that...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-27-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Bored to do anything in my free time

I think you've been over-stimulated with media type stuff. I suggest a change of pace that actually is slower! For example:

-camping
-gardening
-bird watching
-animal care
-long term...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-27-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: hbp 35

I'm not a Dr but I do believe that diet can stop the progression of heart disease and a commitment to a healthy highly nutrient-dense diet can actually reverse heart disease. I didn't believe this...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-19-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Confused about conflicting high BP readings

when your dr "re-pump after it starts to loosen" my guess he's just making sure he's getting accurate readings, since he listens for the blood to stop/restart, he's double checking a few times maybe...
Board: High Cholesterol 05-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Astoundingly poor health...

Bass's point is that it's always best to avoid drugs because of side effects. Gemfibrozil causes gastrointestinal reactions (pain, discomfort) in up to 34% of patients taking it.

Dr's ask their...
Board: Anxiety 05-18-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: How can tv addiction create anxiety?

I think watching too much tv causes mental fatigue and stress and by not getting enough physical exercise. We're not meant to sit still and watch something for hours and hours.
This is why movies...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-17-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Not sure what to think about my latest blood pressure readings

Ever watch Dr Oz ? He says optimal BP is 115/75. Anything over 140/80 is when you need to be concerned. You may be getting healthier and BP is lower now then before and you also don't want it to...
Board: Anxiety 05-16-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 52,778
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: I found the cure for anxiety

I'm sorry to hear this runs in your family. I hope you are doing well.

I agree that there can be many causes of anxiety. Not just a nutrition deficiency. But when you say "you would not ask a...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-12-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,407
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: My progress getting off meds... and a fantastic blood test results!

Here's an update. My BP readings seem to have significantly improved this past week, I'm not sure I believe my Omron!

This afternoon at 5pm, resting at home: 117/68
Tonight at 11pm: 135/75
...
Board: General Health 05-10-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Doctor not taking me seriously, please comment

sorry to hear about your health issues. You have a such a variety of symptoms that it's not easy to diagnose an exact condition. Seems you might have an eating disorder, what's causing that is...
Board: Anxiety 05-08-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Major set back .. really had enough

Form what I understand panic attacks do not necessarily indicate heart problems. Two different things. But you sound so worried about your heart you can get the EKG and ECG which are simple and...
Board: General Health 05-08-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Worried about overall health

I don't think it's all anxiety. Sounds to me like you did suffer from some brain concussion, especially if you had memory loss. And head aches from the drills. Classic signs of concussion. How...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-06-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: ?? about changing B/P meds

they are right, you need to check into your kidneys. But you take a BP med just for white coat syndrome? I think that's really unnecessary. Shows we are still an over-medicated society.

Dr's...
Board: General Health 05-06-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: pain in ellbow after high blood pressure and...

yep the dystolic always above 90 needs urgent attention.

Appears you are trying to lose weight with your extreme diet? If you are overweight then getting back to healthy weight is #1 to...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-05-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,460
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Blood pressure spikes at doctor's office

wow Minx65 you went through an ordeal with that 24-hr monitor! And I think you are doing the right thing now with taking your own readings. I do the same now as well. I take readings at home,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,138
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: 80/52 -> 190/110

First congrats on losing 60 lbs! way to go! So weird how you have those spikes but it's good it comes down again. I'm not a Dr but could be an adrenal/coritsol/hormone issue. If you've been under...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,407
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: My progress getting off meds...and a fantastic blood test results!

Saturday morning 11:30am reading: 114/67!

I'm in Dr Oz range! At least in the morning! I'm ecstatic about this and still wonder if my Omron is correct. Has the "ok" display.

But my BP...
Board: Anxiety 05-04-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,674
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Can I be having Anxiety, for no reason?

I also do think you can have anxiety 'attacks' without feelings of insecurity. They just happen for no apparent reason. What I want to know is WHAT is CAUSING it? When a Dr diagnoses this as...
Board: Anxiety 05-04-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Again

I had shortness of breath and bad backpain (once) when I was 30-40 lbs overweight. After losing the extra weight (you can look up your healthy weight zone for your age/height) and I don't get...
Board: Weight Loss 05-02-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,464
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: What are the good and bad effects of drinking green tea?

do you have to brew individual tea bags? Is it ok just to drop a tea bag into a glass of water and stir for a few minutes? I want it cold anyway.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-02-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,407
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: My progress getting off meds...and a fantastic blood test results!

Update- Wednesday late morning reading: 119/71!

Wow when I get this low a reading I think maybe my Omron isn't working. But it has the "ok" sign. A few minutes later it was 126/73.

I've...
Board: Depression 05-02-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: the girl in the corner

"knowing he really didn't like me..."

The sooner you found this out, the better for you. You do not want to be with someone who is not honest with you in everything.

"for believing and getting...
Board: Anxiety 05-02-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: what a major set back :(

Keep going to your Dr. But at same time I suggest also see a clinical nutritionist and get tested for vitamin/mineral deficiencies, especially magnesium and Vit D. Tense muscles is one of the main...
Board: Anxiety 05-01-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,818
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Anxiety Attack At Work? Tips to Help?

I doubt you have a heart problem, this sounds like work stress. Unless it happens while resting at home. And it does but only when thinking about work.

Becoming so stressed that it causes your...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-30-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,522
Posted By easygoingguy
Re: Temporary and apparently very high blood pressure?

I think your analysis is reasonable. I'm surprised your Dr dosen't seem concerned as your lower number (diastolic) is always above 90, which is stage 1 hypertension.

Hypertension must be...
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