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Old 09-01-2011, 05:20 AM
 
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It's a sign of your overall health and a predictor of heart disease. Do you take any medications if it's too high? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you take any medications for it? If so, what?

I had a whole post written out and lost it, so this will have to do.

BTW, I was shocked to learn I am at the cutoff which means I am in poor health! EEK! So I took half of a pill I have and brought it down to 62. What this means is yours truly is embarking on a serious cardio program and drinking more water. A good blood pressure gadget (DM me and I can recommend) can give you this reading too (your pulse rate).

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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My resting heart rate varies between 55 and 60 (higher if the nurse taking my heart rate is hot).
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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My resting heart rate varies between 55 and 60 (higher if the nurse taking my heart rate is hot).
Wow, you must exercise. Mine was at 84 last night. Low blood pressure and a high heart beat is never a good combo, which is what I've got.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Mine is usually between 60 and 70 and my blood pressure is usually around 75/115. It used to be much higher before I lost 113 lbs. I used to take a beta-blocker, a diuretic, and another heart-protective pill. Now I take none of them.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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Just took mine and I'm resting at 58 right now. My slightly doughy physique continually tells me I'm not an athlete though so I think it's a little low.

Last time my BP was taken I was 122/81 which is apparently pre-hypertensive. I'm relatively healthy and workout with the exception of those extra few pounds by my belly button.

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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In the 55-60 range, sometimes even a bit slower. BP in the 110-120/60-70 range. Not too bad for an old guy ....
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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About 57 when it was last measured properly, and I have low blood pressure and very low cholesterol and am very fit, walking over 2 miles a day on average.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Mine is usually between 60 and 70 and my blood pressure is usually around 75/115. It used to be much higher before I lost 113 lbs. I used to take a beta-blocker, a diuretic, and another heart-protective pill. Now I take none of them.
Congrats on the weight loss. How did you do it?

I'm trying to do the same and have only lost 7.2 lbs. Just took mine and it's 104/71 (great BP) but that heart rate is at 77. I think if I can lose another 73 lbs I'll be good to go and be in a much better position. I just have to have patience and start a workout program - the hardest thing. Also, I simply must quit smoking. At least my pulse is better than yesterday.

I'm thinking of breaking up that atenolol into quarters and taking 25 mgs per day instead of the 100 I was on. Baby steps.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:26 PM
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For me, usually between 52-56. BP today was measured at 112/68. I am overweight but exercise regularly, at least until a few weeks ago when I broke my leg and am now being forced to rest as I am not allowed to put any weight on my leg at all. Broke it playing hacky sack, of all things lol. I am a 52 year old female.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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54-58. BP about 150/75,
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