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Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-27-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By Jack51
Re: Most confortable method for enema

Nodi,

I am so sorry to here about this, I sure do wish you the best possible outcome :)

The last real enema I had was when I was 16 and in the hospital for hernia surgery, 36 years ago. A...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-27-2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By Jack51
Re: Has anyone had a colonoscopy lately?

Goldenwings :angel:
Your way does seem more convienent, although it is not convienent for me to prepare for this procedure, ha ha ha. At least it doesnt hurt at all. I think I was out for the most...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-26-2004, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Wow!

What a diplomat :) Guess I am getting cranky in my golden years. Sorry to all.

Thanks soo much Vintage Lady, and have a great day :)

Jack
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-26-2004, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By Jack51
Re: Has anyone had a colonoscopy lately?

That sounds exactly like what I had almost 5 years ago. I thought that someone told me it was easier these days. Yep, I sure went a lot. I was laying on the test table, before the doc got there and...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-26-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Dear Lenin,

I would never try to deny anyone the right to post whatever they wish. I am all for the first ammendment.....

Who is your test more valid for? I suggest that it is more valid for...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-26-2004, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By Jack51
Re: Has anyone had a colonoscopy lately?

Hey you :)

Thanks so much, and have a great day!

Jack
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-26-2004, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Look Pal and Lenin. I was simply suggesting a way for this young Lady to try to pass her military exam. I have heard of the white coat syndrome, and I believe wholeheartedly in it, even though it has...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-26-2004, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,387
Posted By Jack51
Re: I need some med advice from my buds.

Moxie,

Pal is right on target with my thinking. He just knew more about it and could express it, lol.

Whatever you do, monitor your BP and heart rate. I don't think the meds you take effect...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-26-2004, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Lenin, I hate to refer to quotes, but just to prove a point here, I have used 2 quotes, combined into one. They are taken out of context, but it didn't alter the point I am trying to make, which is,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-26-2004, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Lenin, making broad and highly generalized statements, like "white coat CAN'T be beaten" is over simplifying a somewhat complex phenomenon. It may be true for you, but not for all others. Ever heard...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-26-2004, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,576
Posted By Jack51
Protein pump inhibitors (purple pill)

Has anyone taken this type of medication, nexium, prilosec etc, for years, and determined that it has caused their IBS (chronic diarrhea)? I have taken it for over 4 years, due to ulcers in my small...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 12-26-2004, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By Jack51
Has anyone had a colonoscopy lately?

I had one about 5 years ago, and am due another fairly soon. I had to drink this foul colon cleanser, the night before the test. A glassful every 15 minutes, and I think it was 2 guarts total. Does...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-25-2004, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Becca,

So sorry to mistake your gender :eek: . I guess that the military thingy through me off (very old fashioned of me). You women do a terrific job for all of us in our Armed Forces, and I am...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-25-2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By Jack51
Re: BP Readings not doing that well

Hi Stormy78 :)

I totally agree with Pal's recommendations. I also think that you should try one of these medicines, an ARB or ACE, and if need be, take the maximum dosage, instead of taking...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-24-2004, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jack51
Re: my dads health problem?

BPJD36,

So sorry to hear about your Dad. The shortness of breath he is experiencing, could be due to pulmonary edema (fluid on the lungs), or a sign of heart disease. The fluid he is retaining in...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-22-2004, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,874
Posted By Jack51
Re: Is This Normal? Please Help!

The following information about ADDREALL XR came from a very good pharm info website. I cannot post the name of the website, because it is against the posting rules here:

PRECAUTIONS
...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-22-2004, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,874
Posted By Jack51
Re: Is This Normal? Please Help!

Yeah Buddy :) ,amphetamines should increase your heart rate for sure, and tend to increase your BP also. That's why I can't take it :eek:

You are reacting in a totally abnormal way to this...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-21-2004, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,941
Posted By Jack51
Re: Over medicate & die sooner?

Hi Dianne :)

I just read where 10% of the people that take Lopressor experience dizziness and/or fatigue. I sure hope that the dizziness goes away for you, and the fatigue never starts...

To...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-21-2004, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,053
Posted By Jack51
Re: What can make your diastolic # go down?

Get in good physical shape, or exercise regularly. Eat the right foods (stop any junk). Lose weight if you have any extra pounds. Don't smoke. Decrease your sodium intake.

It is almost impossible...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-20-2004, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,015
Posted By Jack51
Re: accupril

Dback, I bet you will be fine. I was already having chest pains, but didn't realize what they were, before I stopped the atenolol.

JT, I just got a bunch of meds filled today. The atenolol has a...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-19-2004, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Jack51
Re: Agg, bugging me!

Here are some of the symptoms of low BP:

Dizziness or lightheadedness
Blurry vision
Lack of concentration
Nausea or upset stomach
Muscle weakness
Fainting (syncope)
Rapid, weak pulse ...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-19-2004, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,015
Posted By Jack51
Re: accupril

Jt

Surely the docor or nurses told both of us about stopping BB's, but I can't remember them warning me....maybe we forgot?

Jack
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-19-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,015
Posted By Jack51
Re: accupril

Heart attack and stroke. It may have happened anyway, I don't know. I had a real rough time for a few days after I stopped the atenolol. Had an appointment with a urologist about 9 days after...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-19-2004, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,015
Posted By Jack51
Re: accupril

Hey, I guess that I am overly cautious, because I stopped taking atenolol abruptly, and paid the price about a month later. I had never been told that you just don't do that. I had also lost about 15...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-19-2004, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jack51
Re: Confused

Hey, I have an Omron 780 and I don't like the cuff either. I have an average size arm for a man, and my wife has a small arm for a lady. We both use it, and both take BP medication. Her BP is always...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-19-2004, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,015
Posted By Jack51
Re: accupril

Not to be aloof or contrary here, but why not ask the prescribing physician? Ace inhibitors do not have the requirement, as beta blockers do, regarding a methodical, slow wean, but your body is used...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-17-2004, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By Jack51
Re: Hypertension--Damage

George, if you had an enlarged heart, you would have symptoms of heart disease, most likely. Different areas of the heart can enlarge, like the left ventricle. This can cause the output and...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-17-2004, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,941
Posted By Jack51
Re: Over medicate & die sooner?

JT

Thank you so much :)

I think that we all give good advice here. I know that you are struggling to find good medicine and a good doctor to prescribe it. Your condition is complicated with...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-16-2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By Jack51
Re: Hypertension diagnosis

George

I agree with your own assessment of your situation. I think that before taking BP control medications, you should really wait to be sure that you need them. Once you are on them, you never...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-16-2004, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,502
Posted By Jack51
Re: caffeine elevates blood pressure?

Very interesting. I would like to know if the caffeine also increased your heart rate? If you are normal, then the answer is yes, as it does most folks, I believe. I must be so medicated, that...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-16-2004, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,941
Posted By Jack51
Re: Over medicate & die sooner?

Axe

Thanks for the kind words. Really glad to hear you feel better. Remember, no fear! Just peace and Rockin'Roll. Hey, bring back the old kinda rockin'roll (Hendrix, Joplin, Allman Brothers,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-16-2004, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,941
Posted By Jack51
Re: Over medicate & die sooner?

I gets so confused... Just a week or so ago, I read that BP, on the healthy side of low, in people like myself, with heart disease/CAD, survived much longer, versus having normal BP. I guess that is...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-16-2004, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,299
Posted By Jack51
Re: Breaking news: Higher mortality rate with combo calcium channel blockers/diuretics???

Lenin

Kinda scary and very much to the point.....YIKES.

We are going to have to start columns for all the various BP drugs, and chart all the positive and negative studies....like 15 for and 12...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-15-2004, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,299
Posted By Jack51
Re: Breaking news: Higher mortality rate with combo calcium channel blockers/diuretics???

Well thank you very kindly. Could I say the same back to you? Those that surround you are in good hands. I really enjoy learning and sharing with all of you here. Lots of valuable knowledge and...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-15-2004, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,299
Posted By Jack51
Re: Breaking news: Higher mortality rate with combo calcium channel blockers/diuretics???

Thanks for posting this Zuzu :)

I ain't no female, but I am surrounded by them and this will help me doctor them, lol. I constantly butt heads with the wife's doc and lose, but this info helps...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-15-2004, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,941
Posted By Jack51
Re: Over medicate & die sooner?

Joan,

I am sorry, but this doctor has bent statistics like I have never seen done before. He quotes statistics where people with low BP die, of which some or many were old....He never mentioned...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-15-2004, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Military medical guidelines used to be very inflexable and unforgiving. They may have eased up somewhat now, I don't know.

I do know for a fact, that a beta blocker taken at the right time before...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-15-2004, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,874
Posted By Jack51
Re: Puzzled by cholesterol tests

Hey, here is some non-coprighted info I found on this subject, from the Harvard Med School :

Which cholesterol test should you get?

Time to get your cholesterol checked. Okay, but which test...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-15-2004, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,874
Posted By Jack51
Re: Puzzled by cholesterol tests

I don't understand the science behind these non-fasting, cholesterol tests. How can they be accurate? Do they take into consideration as to what you just ate before the test? You may have ate gravy,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-15-2004, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Jack51
Did anyone see Frontline last night?

It was on PBS, and I think it is an older program that has been updated. I missed the original. The title was "Dangerous Prescriptions". It revealed how the dam* Pharm companies totally control the...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-14-2004, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,882
Posted By Jack51
Re: Inconsistent blood pressure readings

Jammann

I have done a little reading on this concern of yours. I couldn't find a lot of info on why your readings are different, between arms. I have some information that I found, and will post....
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-14-2004, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Axe

"Stage fright" causes some people's heart to "race". This in turn increases anxiety in most, just feeling this response (to anxiety). This can lead to a cascade of emotion and a blundering...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-13-2004, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,577
Posted By Jack51
Re: Dogs Ownership and Hypertension

Ok CTLady,

Here's the flack...catch it :) I think many are obsessed with the side effects of all the various hypertensive medications. Some are obsessed because their BP cannot be controlled...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-13-2004, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,911
Posted By Jack51
Re: What to do....?

Doctors have been known to prescribe a beta blocker to actors and comedians to stop stage fright. They only take the beta blocker once in a blue moon, not on a regular basis. This could also be...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-13-2004, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,262
Posted By Jack51
Re: Does Anyone Feel Worse In The Mornings???

I use to be a morning person, but that all changed with heart disease and all the medicines. I fell like heck when I wake, and don't come alive to around noon. I feel like my wife beat me all night...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-12-2004, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,419
Posted By Jack51
Re: BP meds or not, What is the alternative?

You are just so welcome Mam :) I bet a dry stroke means that it wasn't from a hemorrhage....

Hope you find the cause of your balance problem. Mine was effected by me stroke, but not real bad.
...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-12-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,419
Posted By Jack51
Re: BP meds or not, What is the alternative?

Bharkins,

Don't get stressed out over all the studies and readily available information on all of the different medications. I take many meds for reasons that I understand. I am on atenolol 50mg,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-12-2004, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,577
Posted By Jack51
Re: Dogs Ownership and Hypertension

Interesting subject to me. I own a hyper Jack Russel Terrorist...At times she is comforting, but I doubt that that calming effect has a long lasting impact on me BP. I don't doubt that happy,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-11-2004, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,841
Posted By Jack51
Re: Side effects of High Blood Pressure

Anna,

In my mind.....I am young indeed, Still hung up somewhere in puberty, I think.....

Thanks for the correction. I stands corrected on the age thingy.... ;)

Jack B. Wishing
all very...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-10-2004, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,841
Posted By Jack51
Re: Side effects of High Blood Pressure

Axe,

You aren't young anymore! These statistics on secondary hypertension are in regard to people in their late teens and a little older, like this young man.

Jack
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