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    Old 10-15-2021, 10:01 AM   #1
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    Hello..........pls. Help, I am terrified.

    Hello All,

    It has been a LONG time since I have been on her, and OMG, I Have missed it so much!

    I need your help PLEASE.

    I have always a spike in blood pressure, NOT nothing the dr. seemed to concerned, However Last Thursday I went for my normal 6 month check up and i was terrified to hear what the doctor had to say.

    . He wanted to start me on a very low dose of BP Medication, for I don't tolerate medications very well at all.

    I am soon to be 55 year old underweight female, my mother always had "LOW" BP, and my dad, and brother ran high, by brother had a Heart Attack 17 years ago, at the age of 44. He did not have a great life style. But he is doing good now thank God, and I am terrified.

    I am a active 55 year old , well in December that is....lol

    I am on Cymbalta 50 stated this Monday the 11th, for the doctor took me of Pristiq 100 mgs, once a day for depression and Back and leg issues, which in time will have to have surgery, and NOT laser.

    I take " Klonopin for anxiety, once a day 5 mgs "IF NEED", Vyvanse 70 mgs once a day, and NOW "Amlodipine Besylate 5mgs, and just started this yesterday. I had a cortisone injection in my lower Lumbar area due to major back issues on the October the 4th. of 2021, and the Dr. Doesn't know if that "MIGHT" have caused this, or yes A Covid shot heck back in April of 2021.

    My question is I am not over weight , don't smoke, very little drinks, so what else can I do besides eat more veggies, and exercise which scares me now? Has anyone had any "GOOG" benefit's with this BP Medication? I should NOT good medications, for the ugly stories, but want something that "WILL NOT" make me gain weight or make me tired all the time, I want to live as long as I can for I have 2 special need brothers that myself and my sister are guardian over since Momma passed 3 years ago of Dementia(((((((((. I have never been right since, for I took care of all her responablities she could no longer do, and WOULD NOT of changed it for the world, she was my guardian angle and the best MOM a daughter could ask for.

    So please any "Good Advise" on taking this BP Medication, and if their is a good true to known working fact a supplement for High BP?

    I go back to my GP October 28th, and I am keeping a diary twice a day on my BP readings that is still too high.

    Thank YOU ALL For reading this book, and hope to get some positive vibes soon, I sure need them.

    God Bless!
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    Old 10-15-2021, 11:24 AM   #2
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    Re: Hello..........pls. Help, I am terrified.

    Certainly being under stress can raise bp. How about heart rate? You didn't say what your blood pressure was, so high is relative.

    There are many things you can try other than medication. Breathing exercises may help. Meditation can help. Making sure you are eating foods that tend to lower bp and avoiding foods that may raise it. Walking helps. The one food that has been a magic bullet for me is flax, but you have to eat a fair amount on a regular basis to see a consistent benefit.

     
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