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Posted by Jane on July 22, 2000 at 12:00:32:

In Reply to: Re: SlimFast diet, Weight Watchers diet and HBP posted by Kim Morgan on March 08, 2000 at 20:18:16:

: : My BP has been around 140/90 for the last four years as taken by the Red Cross while giving blood. At the beginning of this year, I started to see white spots and blurry spots in my vision.
: : While in Las Vegas last month I started to feel various pains in my left arm and chest. I took my BP which was at 240/160.
: : When I returned, I started the WeightWatchers diet plan using SlimFast for breakfast. I have started to exercise on a NodicTrak for 7 minutes a day in two 3.5 minute sessions with a 10 minute break in between. I have lost about 10 pounds in two weeks from this diet/exercise plan. But I have experienced two runaway bleeding nose attacks, one while working and the other in the middle of the night. In addition, since I started the diet plan, my eye lids have been "twitching" endlessly.
: : My doctor says that my blood test reveals a "fatty liver". He suggested that I go on medication if after two months my BP doesn't come down from the diet/exercise plan.
: : My question is whether the combination of the SlimFast/WeightWatcher plan is a good idea? Could it be contributing to the nose bleeding? Am I losing too much weight too fast? I started the diet at a weight of 267. I am a former body builder and tend to be aggressive in my exercise plan and wonder if that is causing the nose bleeding. My BP every morning for the last two weeks has gone from 165/100 to 150/90. Is my body freaking out from the drastic changes?

: Hi There-
: I noticed that noone has responded to your plea for help, so I'd like to send you a message. When your BP was 240/160 did you go to the hospital? I started feeling like that when my BP was 235/143, and went to the emergency room. Found out that I was having a stroke and I'm only 36 years old!!!!!!!! Are you on medication? If so, what kind? What diet program has your Dr. given you? PLEASE respond a.s.a.p. Take care!

Hello: Am very interested to know if any nutrition health specialist could give some insight into this original message as well as the following. I have been using slimfast for most of the last 45 day period - twice a day - have lost approx 10 pds to date - would like to lose 10 more. Am getting conflicting information from medical professionals as to the safety of the product. Would like to reconcile the facts with the results by hearing from some unbiased sources on the subject.

Thanks - Jane

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