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Back in January my BP was 160/100 and after a visit to my doctor, I was given told to take 10mg of Norvasc (from 5mg) and to start taking Toporol (100mg daily).

Toporol adjustment period was about a week and for me it was unpleasant. I decided to eat healthier, watch portions, and exercise.

After 3 weeks I was told by my doctor to go to 50mg, then after another 3 weeks, I was told to take 25mg daily. Still going forward with my new lifestyle, my doctor finally told me to go to 25 every other day.

Today after a reading of 110/80, he told me to discontinue Toporol. Still working on dropping more weight and exercising, so hopefully Norvasc will be next. I'm just glad to be off Toporol finally. I'm a 42 male that has been pretty athletic all my life, but as a travelling salesman, I just did not take care of myself on the eating side of things. It's hard sometimes and I'll help myself to some chips and salsa or a cookie from time to time.

I was also told that I was at a pre-diabetic but my labs have been very good so I'm happy for that. I know I've mentioned this before, but it's good news I like to share :)
[QUOTE]Today after a reading of 110/80, he told me to discontinue Toporol. Still working on dropping more weight and exercising, so hopefully Norvasc will be next. I'm just glad to be off Toporol finally.

Way to go, Osboi! :bouncing:

Congratulations on your achievement! Your blood pressure is finally where you want it to be. I guess you've come to realize how much or a role a well-balanced diet plays in attaining better health. The weight loss and exercise are just as important as a sensible diet for good health. I hope you'll keep this up. Don't you feel so much better now that you don't have to take Toprol? Just imagine, you might be able to get off your medication completely!
It's hard to eat healthy when you're on the road a lot. Just try to make healthier choices when ordering food.

Good luck and thank you for sharing. It's good to hear your labs are fine and you don't have to worry about your glucose levels. :cool:

flowergirl
[QUOTE=10sboi;3491186]...I decided to eat healthier, watch portions, and exercise.

After 3 weeks I was told by my doctor to go to 50mg, then after another 3 weeks, I was told to take 25mg daily. Still going forward with my new lifestyle, my doctor finally told me to go to 25 every other day.

Today after a reading of 110/80, he told me to discontinue Toporol....

FANTASTIC!!! When I first read your post, I couldn't respond...it made me cry...it still does.

[QUOTE]...Still working on dropping more weight and exercising, so hopefully Norvasc will be next... Yes!!

[QUOTE]...I was also told that I was at a pre-diabetic but my labs have been very good so I'm happy for that. I know I've mentioned this before, but it's good news I like to share :)

sboi10,

There's nothing like preventing another condition when "treating" the existing, :angel:! Thank you for sharing your good news, :bouncing:. I am so very, very happy for you and I know others are, too. People need to know that things like losing weight, eating right, exercising, and smoking and alcohol elimination do work! (And they don't cost money:D)!

Do keep us posted! And again, a hearty congrats!!

Bethsheba