I'm on 160 mg diovan per day and 10 mg zocor. Both BP and cholesterol are familial. I eat well and work out (now, again after dx). I have an Omron HEM 711 BP meter...couple of years old. I check 2 times a day and record. I'm usually 110/70...sometimes less (105/60), sometimes more (120/80). Last GP visit, took my machine. It was higher at 140/90 on both his and mine. That was right after I asked him if I would have any chance of normal erectile fuction after RP. I think it was even higher 20 minutes later in the car. It was 145/100 when I got home and stayed there a few hours.
I asked to have dose reduced to 80 mg as I feel it affects my ability to work out as hard as I would like. GP said, no. I guess him and I agree that I'm still at a high stress level right now. And, I am.
My 2 cents,
Lower left groin hernia: mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum). Septra/Bactrim for 8 months (Nov 07-Jun 08) for diagnosed prostatitis.
PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
8 DRE all benign or nothing felt
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology recently (see below).
General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes. 30%-65%. One core perineural invasion. All cores, 3+3 GS 6.