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Old 07-28-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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It's actually been pretty high lately, for the past 6 months maybe its been high 130s/high 80s. And I'm only 22 and in fair health otherwise. Not really sure what's going on, but don't really have the opportunity to get it checked out so I guess I'll hope for the best.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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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
Cupcake that is called stress, and I am afraid it is the American way of life. Calm till the first phone call, than ready to pop till dusk when I can shud down for the day.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Cupcake that is called stress, and I am afraid it is the American way of life. Calm till the first phone call, than ready to pop till dusk when I can shud down for the day.

I know, but my situation is different but still very stressful. I travel back and forth between 3 states. One state I simply can't stand and my pressure goes up there everytime. Doctors have given me anti depressants and anti anxeity medications just to survive there. My pressure seems to be fine elsewhere. I do not know if it's a matter of altitude or because I really hated being in one place vs the others. But no matter what my BP should have never jumped to 180's/100's. Possibly depression caused the pressure jump? I don't know, one doctor seemed to think so.

It's under control now, average is between 103/68 highs are 125/80. I feel heaps better now.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Mine was always 90/60 when I was younger. It's gone up to around 100/70 for the past few years; I'm 49. Definitely not concerned at all about my blood pressure.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Mine was always 90/60 when I was younger. It's gone up to around 100/70 for the past few years; I'm 49. Definitely not concerned at all about my blood pressure.

That's awesome! You'll probably live to 120.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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Mine was 100/68 this morning. I will be 55 this month. No BP meds (lost weight/quit smoking/got off of them)
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Mine used to be 96/62 or so. Now that my thyroid is doing better (I've struggled with this for a long time), it's higher..... last time it was 120/80. I'm not worried, it's just interesting to see how this all works.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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I see people talk about losing weight and being off BP medication. But I am 5'2 - 5'3 and now weigh between 100 - 105. My last pregnancy I went up to 135! after I delivered I only went down to 120 so I did have to diet to get the rest off. But my blood pressure remained wonky. I don't smoke, so I am really confused as to why my pressure went bad after pregnancy. My doctors say genetic most likely.

I guess on a good note, I dont have any cancer in my family on either side, so the odds of getting cancer are lower vs stroking out. But neither one is a pleasant way to go.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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I'll probably keel over from a stroke. Having low blood pressure can be pretty scary. I'm glad it's closer to normal now. When you have low blood pressure, surgery is more risky. Anaesthesia tends to lower your blood pressure. So when it's already low, it's doubly dangerous.

My cholesteral level is on the high side of normal, and so are my triglycerides. Still within the realm of normal. I'm also technically obese - bodyfat and density and whatever other criteria goes into it. I consider myself definitely, undoubtedly overweight, and certainly out of shape, but obese? Eh. I can still tell that my curves are curves, and they're in the locations they're supposed to be. If I lost 50 pounds I'd be exactly where I want to be.

I have trouble with my skeletal system but I've had that trouble for many years; born with lordosis (swayback), car accident exacerbated the onset of degenerative disc disease, and THAT exacerbated osteopenia in my hip and spine. So my muscles are pretty much what holds me up and keeps me walking and riding my bike on nice days. I don't have -too- much pain, but I always have some. I take nothing for it, because it's pointless. I just live in a tolerable state of mild to moderate pain. Better than being dosed up on painkillers or having ulcers from naproxyn.

Blood pressure defiinitely isn't the determining factor of longevity. HIGH blood pressure indicates danger - so does LOW blood pressure. But both are manageable, liveable, workable, treatable, and people can live long lives with either. Or have them cut short.
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