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Posted by Ray on April 19, 2000 at 17:00:26:

In Reply to: Very sick loved one posted by Jill on April 19, 2000 at 13:55:43:

I am sorry to hear this, but I can identify. I have had borderline hbp all my adult life. I have
never had to go on hbp meds as I have been able to
control it with diet, low or no sodium, potassium
supplements and weight control.
All you can do is keep him going in for doc visits
and tests and make sure he eats right. Start him
walking with you each evening after it has cooled
down. It is a good way to get exersize and an
oppertunity for both of you to talk.
The web is full of info on different ailments but
be sure and run everything by the doc first.
My doc is the one who told me taking potassium would help.
Good luck.

: My soulmate in life is scaring us to death! He is 40, not overweight does not smoke or drink, but his blood pressure! Last Monday I talked him into a visit to the doc and his BP was 174/128. To the emergency room we went (with him kicking and screaming practically) they released him the next day with 5mg of Norvasc in addition to his regulas Monopril. He suffers almost daily from terrible headaches , red face and ears, tingling in hands and feet, pain in right side, ringing, blurred vision occasionally and nosebleeds about 3 times a week. He feels sick to his stomach and is just downright lethargic sometimes. I am so worried about him along with his doctor who has ordered a renal ultrasound ASAP. Does anyone else have similar symptoms or maybe some insight on what I can to do help him feel better? The doc is worried about stroke and frankly I am scared to leave him alone because I am afraid he will have a stroke. He is a semi truck mechanic who will not take time off of work. Any comments or support would be greatly appreciated. He has been like this for years and his former doctor did not "take the ball and run with it" so to say, he BP last night was 145/110 at the doc's office. Thank you! Jill

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