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Old 07-27-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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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.

I don't think there should that big of a differnce between arms
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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BP today was 117/74. (Male age 55 - no prescription meds of any kind). My remedies to keep BP under control are low caffeine and plenty of fresh fruit and veggies in the diet. I bicycle commute over 20 miles every work day, so there is plenty of physical activity. Any one else have good results from eating lightly steamed spinach?

My BP measurement is sensitive to any activity. Before I measure BP, I sit down and relax for a few minutes in the chair and take some good deep breaths. That usually results in a reading below 120/80. If I just hop in the chair and hit the "on" button before I loosen up and relax, the BP number is usually 15 or 20 points more on the "high" side.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I don't know and don't care.

Why do you?
I work in a healthcare facility, do any number of vital sign readings every night, and there's curious co-workers who are always taking theirs when there's nothing better to do.

Myself, no curiosity whatsoever! Haven't had mine taken in years!

I'm too chicken!
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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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.

Yep I am very lucky. My mom has been on bp meds for the past 40 plus years and she refuses to change her lifestyle and would most likely have been able to get off them at one time if she did.


busta
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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My BP this morning was 107/70.. I took it 3 different times over 2 hours. But it doesn't stay that way, it goes up to 140/90 really easy. That's not good
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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120/73..................64 years old
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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My Dad said the day he had his first heart attack, he had the most perfect blood pressure ever had.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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My BP this morning was 107/70.. I took it 3 different times over 2 hours. But it doesn't stay that way, it goes up to 140/90 really easy. That's not good
This is one good reason I don't take mine. Emotions can affect/effect your BP.

If you suddenly won the Lottery, what would that do to your BP?

If you came within a split-second of having a car accident, up to the skies it goes!

I haven't taken mine in years, and if some day I decide to take it, I might be taking it at the wrong time, I get a high reading, and the resultant worrying would only send it going up from there. And, ironically, I'm a worrier from the gitgo. Not ready to take the risk!
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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That's true. I was told I probably have labile bp, which there is not much they have to treat it. it scares me because I need some dental work, and I will probably stroke out, I am not good with root canals.

it's really frustrating because this is kinda new for me, my doctors are testing to figure it out, but most likely won't find anything.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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