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Old 03-13-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Has anybody here ever taken their blood pressure two times in a row. I do this sometimes and usually get very different results. My first reading is often borderline high..in the 130s/.upper 80s. Then on the second reading I am more relaxed and it goes down,..106/72 for example. Which one is more accurate or is the truth somewhere inbetween?
You need to wait 5 or 10 minutes for an accurate reading.

Are you doing it manually or with a machine?

BP's fluctuate for many reasons. You need to wait to re-take it.

Don't pump it up to 200 if you know that your systolic is low or average.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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I think mine has been steadily increasing over the past several years. Unfortunately, my dad had high blood pressure and so I think I inherited it. He passed away when I was 14.

I just took two measurements.... 126/82 and 132/79. However, it's been as high as 153/89, and averaging 136/86 or so.

I finally decided to see my doctor again tomorrow morning and get meds to bring it down. I'm not at all happy to have to do that but I've been feeling uncomfortable due to this and it's time to solve it. I can actually feel the pressure in my system. I exercise fairly regularly too and started taking garlic tablets and dark chocolate - neither of which helped. I look forward to feeling better soon.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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my average over 7 months 2 readings a week is 122/74 but recently 100/105 66/69 pulse 52/57 are these ok on 3 types medication
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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Default bp readings

Hi can you help please I live in Portugal and won't be seeing my UK doctor until October.
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my average over 7 months 2 readings a week is 122/74 but recently 100/105 66/69 pulse 52/57 are these ok on 3 types medication
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Mine was 190/95 and my doctor put me on bp meds six months ago.

I changed my diet, lost 60lbs so far (went from 250lb to 190lb and still losing weight) and ride my bike about 13 miles a day.

My doctor took me off the meds a moth ago and my last checkup last friday my bp was 128/82.

She said to keep doing what I'm doing because its working better than any meds could do.


busta
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Mine was 190/95 and my doctor put me on bp meds six months ago.

I changed my diet, lost 60lbs so far (went from 250lb to 190lb and still losing weight) and ride my bike about 13 miles a day.

My doctor took me off the meds a moth ago and my last checkup last friday my bp was 128/82.

She said to keep doing what I'm doing because its working better than any meds could do.


busta

You're lucky because I dont have any weight to lose or eating habits to change. I wish mine was as simple a change of diet and weight loss. My pressure was fine until a couple months ago.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Mine is highly variable, and I can adjust it downward quite a lot with a couple of hard exhales. Typically around 165/80 if I hold my breath. American doctors say that's too high and Rx for it, but British doctors put it in the marginally acceptable range. I am at very high risk for optic neuropathy, which can cause immediate and permanent blindness with a sudden drop in BP, so I'd rather keep mine high than low.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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Mine is has good days and bad days on a good day I will run 130/70, on a bad day I might be 145/90. I keep a low pulse in the 55 to 60 range which is due to years of running, and I suspect the same is true of the good BP days.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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100/60.

I credit my steady diet of bacon cheeseburgers and greasy pizza. Of course, I have a super-high metabolism and my lifestyle in the city causes me to walk everywhere.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Funny you should ask this one today. I was at the doc this afternoon and the nurse took my BP and it was 134/80. It's never that high these days so I asked her to take it again. She did in my left arm this time and it was 106/65. She did it again--the same. She did it a 4th time, in the right arm again, and again 134/80. Strange. Usually it's 120/70.
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