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    Old 05-31-2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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    This might not help alot of people on this board but I am quite amazed at how this pill has helped me. I haven't posted for a while as I've been off BP meds for about 9 or 10 months. Hated them and swore I would do everything possible to stay off them. My readings weren't all that great which was a constant worry for me. Then I started to take COQ10 for my zocor aches and wow for the past 2 weeks my BP has been between 110/60 to 118/68 and pulse is no higher than 60. I take 200mg daily for the past 2 months. Don't know if this would help anybody but just thought I'd pass it on.

     
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    Old 06-01-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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    I think you may have just answered my querie. Have been on high bp medication for 14 years (am 54) and am on 6 pills a day, and still my bp will not go down enough. However, this past week I have been getting really low readings for me and have also been feeling very tired, whozzy, lightheaded etc. and was wondering if it was the diuretic which the specialist kindly added into the mix 8 weeks ago.
    However, you have really set me thinking - I started taking CQ10 on 1st March but only at a level of 60mg, but increased it to 100mg about 5 weeks ago.
    Does anyone know if the lower bp readings would make me feel tired, lightheaded etc.?? Having had high bp for so long with no symptoms this has quite floored me. I canot see my GP until next Friday (appt already made).
    Any comments greatly appreciated. Judith

     
    Old 06-01-2006, 08:52 AM   #3
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    HI, Just wanted to urge you to ask your GP to test your potassium & sodium.
    I was on HCTZ a diruetic for about a year(taking a 1/4 of a tablet every other day) and got very sick on it. The main side effect of water pills is lightheadedness or dizziness, so it could be that you are already low on potassium. Even tho I ate a banana every day, I became seriously low in sodium and potassium, and your body needs both of those to function. I got off of the water pill and started taking a natural form of magnesium and now I do not have high blood pressure. My last 2 times at the dr it was 122/84. Please check with your dr ASAP. Best wishes. I am 52.

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    Old 06-01-2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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    However, this past week I have been getting really low readings for me and have also been feeling very tired, whozzy, lightheaded etc. and was wondering if it was the diuretic which the specialist kindly added into the mix 8 weeks ago.
    Besides my blood pressure meter, my other valuable tool is a stethoscope. I not only want to know my blood pressure, but I also want to know if my heart is beating well. In many cases when I am tired and weak, my blood pressure is low, but, when checking my heart with the stethoscope, I find that my heart is not beating very well, which explains why my blood pressure is so low.
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    Old 06-02-2006, 03:40 PM   #5
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    Re: Coq10

    I got off of the water pill and started taking a natural form of magnesium and now I do not have high blood pressure. My last 2 times at the dr it was 122/84. Please check with your dr ASAP. Best wishes. I am 52.[/QUOTE]

    What is a natural form of magnesium? I have magnesium oxide 250 mg but it doesn't seem to do anything.

    I take Cozaar. It doesn't work (for me) unless I take a diuretic alternate days. My bp seems to rise as my water retention increases. I have cut salt out of my diet to the point that I'll get a headache and have to eat something salty periodically. If I can find a natural diuretic that is safe to take daily and works, I don't think I'd have a bp problem. Any suggestions?

    I tried Trim Spa H2O formula which drove my bp to 230/130 and I didn't notice any decrease in water retention.

     
    Old 06-03-2006, 06:23 AM   #6
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    Well, not sure about natural diuretic except drinking lots of water. I think eating celery helps a little, as does daily aerobic exercise. Everyone needs to find what works for them. Changing to a low-fat, low sugar diet really made a difference for me. The magnesium I took is made from rice bran. It is found in the health food store. The tablets have some kelp and dulse(seaweed) also. Magnesium oxide & magnesium hydroxide are ineffective, except on the intestines-as in Milk of Magnesia. Those forms are unable to be metabolized into the bloodstream. I really hope that you keep looking to find what works for you & that you feel better soon. I also occasionally get CoQ10 in my cranberry grape juice. Maybe that helped lower my hbp also.

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    Old 06-05-2006, 05:17 AM   #7
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    Re: Coq10

    bbonce,

    Ask you doctor for a thiazide diuretic or lasix. THey work FAR better than any OTC diuretics and are even cheaper.

     
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