From371to184's Journal, 19 March 2018

So... since getting the blood pressure monitor/cuff last Tuesday, I've taken many readings, at different times, after different activities - average systolic was 110 (median: 108); average diastolic was 64 (median: 62); and, average pulse was 63 (median: 62)... yeah, thinking I REALLY need to come off of (or down from) these blood pressure meds!

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 March 2018:
1913 kcal Fat: 135.51g | Prot: 124.32g | Carb: 59.98g.   Breakfast: Kroger Mild Pork Sausage, IHOP Scrambled Egg, Kraft American Cheese Slice, Coffee, Coffee-Mate Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer. Lunch: My Essentials Sliced Cooked Ham, Deli Turkey or Chicken Breast Meat, Mustard, Kraft Mayo Real Mayonnaise, Great Value Hamburger Dill Chips Pickles, Market Pantry Swiss Deli-Style Cheese Slices, Cuban Bread, Unsweetened Iced Tea, Lemon. Dinner: Food Lion Thin Deli Sliced Cooked Ham, Adams Reserve New York Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Sargento Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese Slices, Kaukauna Spreadable Cheddar Cheese, Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa (2 oz). Snacks/Other: Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Bar, Food Lion Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, Great Value Mixed Nuts. more...
2785 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 30 minutes, Driving - 1 hour and 20 minutes, Standing - 25 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 10 minutes, Resting - 13 hours and 35 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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I really think you are ready...of course with your doctors permission....so happy for you my friend...love that its working for you in many ways;) 
19 Mar 18 by member: maxie4
Those are great readings! Time to talk to your doc! 
19 Mar 18 by member: jenniferl12003
Amazing! 
19 Mar 18 by member: momma6224
beautiful lovely all that you are so inspiring!  
19 Mar 18 by member: #1loser
Great readings!!! You are doing fantastic!! I bet you that your doc will take you off of them VERY soon!!  
19 Mar 18 by member: Klynn82
Don't stop them yet, yes your numbers are great, but weren't you taking your meds to get theses numbers. Remember your meds control it, your numbers are really just normal, not low. 
19 Mar 18 by member: possible?
Thanks, one and all! Don't worry, @possible? I was just thinking "outloud", 'cause: 1) I was originally diagnosed with PRE-hypertension (when I was nearly 400 lbs, 2) several of those readings were right after moderate aerobic activity, and 3) even when I was "fit" (Army) and young (20s) never had readings this "good". 
19 Mar 18 by member: From371to184
My Dr. told me since I was on the drugs, I would have the good readings !!! So still on them due to health issues !!! YUK !!! 
19 Mar 18 by member: DO N OK
Could you maybe half your dosage for a week or 2 to test the effect it has on the numbers? *Disclaimer - Just a thought, not medical advice.  
19 Mar 18 by member: MillaLite
did you get the blood pressure monitor for your own purposes or will your doctor see the results so he can make a decision about your meds? Those are great numbers! 
19 Mar 18 by member: Fritzy 22
Great readings yup dump the drugs! I was exercising which lower bp and taking 10 mg lisinipril once a day and ended my meds when the bp dropped extremely low everyday. Good luck! 
19 Mar 18 by member: 8Patty
These are readings to celebrate. 
19 Mar 18 by member: Scalewatcher3
@Fritzy 22 - he ordered the cuff machine to get a sense of where the BP was, with the intent of (his words) at least cutting the dose down, and possibly coming off entirely. 
19 Mar 18 by member: From371to184
Those are great readings and hopefully you can get off those meds soon. At one point I was on 4 different meds for blood pressure but now only 2 and the BP is stable. You are doing excellent. 
19 Mar 18 by member: Sally Forest
I am amazed at how much BP can fluctuate during a day. But it does look like you are on the path to getting rid of some medications. Congratulations!! 
19 Mar 18 by member: Horseshu1
From 371 How I set up my case to my doctor for getting off the meds... took BP and pulse every morning as baseline. Then took every day after exercise while still ‘pumped up’ and sweating aerobically and gave him those BP AND pulse readings! He will want the pulse as well! Then gave readings 10 minutes and 1 hour after aerobic activity of BP and pulse. They were all low enough that he agreed stopping was a good idea. Realize magnesium supplements or Epsom Salt baths can lower your BP as well. 🤷🏻‍♀️Good luck! 
19 Mar 18 by member: smprowett
praying U will be healed of your BP issues. 100% restoration. U are doing a GR8 job! 
19 Mar 18 by member: marshakanady
Good luck with your discussion with the doctor! 
20 Mar 18 by member: TomLong
Doc messaged me - if I can keep the diastolic that low, I'm comin' off the meds soon (in another month?)  
20 Mar 18 by member: From371to184
Good for you!! Your body is thanking you for doing so many good things for it. What a great feeling to be in control so much you can kick the meds to the curb. 
20 Mar 18 by member: mars2kids

     
 

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