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Old 12-15-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Well, we're all entitled to our opinions, but IMHO, quitting smoking will bring immediate lowering benefits to the OP's blood pressure..

Dumb? I think not, quitting smoking could prevent a worse effect, like a stroke or heart event...

Each puff constricts already constricted blood vessels even more. Is this needed to aid the OP's healing and already high blood pressure?
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Well, we're all entitled to our opinions, but IMHO, quitting smoking will bring immediate lowering benefits to the OP's blood pressure..

Dumb? I think not, quitting smoking could prevent a worse effect, like a stroke or heart event...

Each puff constricts already constricted blood vessels even more. Is this needed to aid the OP's healing and already high blood pressure?
In time you will be correct. However, the strain that quitting tobacco is severe enough to add to the stress the OP has already. To suggest that satistys your need to suggest it but does nothing positve for the OP.

Like I said....Kinda dumb at this point in time.

To quit tobacco is like this........
http://www.smokersforums.co.uk/attac...8&d=1260888597

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Old 12-15-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Guess everyone's mileage varies when it comes to quitting smoking.

When I quit, 13 years ago, I found the experience exhilarating. Each day I was smoke free made me feel in control of finally getting that monkey off my back. I hated myself for smoking. I took part in a program that employed positive re-enforcement, taught meditation techniques and had group support. The deep breathing exercises helped drive away the urge to inhale something into my lungs other than air.

Was it stressful? Hard to remember back that far..I think it was more different..a new pattern..took concentration and determination. Ended up with lots of pride...and vastly improved health.

I quit after a bad strep throat and a case of walking pneumonia...seemed a good time to quit.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Does having a torn/sprained/strained muscle and the associated pain lead to higher blood pressure? I went to my Dr and he has now doubled my blood pressure medication. I am thinking that maybe pain is causing my blood pressure to be higher?

He says this is going to take two months to heal. All over a stupid sprained muscle.
This would have been a really (obvious) good question to ASK YOUR DOCTOR when he doubled your medicine.
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