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hearty
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   Posted 5/24/2006 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had some health issues for the past 2-3 years (mostly gerd) and every time I go to the doctor..my blood pressue is 140/90 or 130/90.  I check it at the grocery store and it is always 120ish/70ish.  Am I just having highs when I am in the doctor's office? I never used to do that...it would be so good the doctor would say things like...wow, you must work out.
Should I be concerned?  The doctors aren't but it is my body, you know?

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   Posted 5/24/2006 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi hearty,  The blood pressures you posted really are not in a high range to be too concerned about.  I understand when you get to a point and worry about your BP as I have very low BP and have to monitor mine all the time and take meds to keep it up.  I will post a link for you on blood pressures so you can read up and become informed on this.  Take care and come back to visit us...


 


hearty
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   Posted 5/24/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks...that is what the doctors and nurses tell me, but I tend to worry. I have decided to get on the treadmill about 20 minutes a day....Thanks for the links!!

hearty
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   Posted 5/24/2006 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
O.K. so since I posted...I went to work and had a stressful time ( I tutor and today was the last day and the kids were wild)...I had bought me an at home blood pressure monitor and as soon as I got home I tested...it was like 150 over 100!!!
I freaked....calmed down...sat quietly like the book suggested and when I took it about an hour later it was 126 over 78.

What is up with that?

I don't know whether to be concerned or not.

I called a doctor friend of mine and told him about the 130 over 90 in the doctor's office and he felt like it was just nervousness and told me not to be concerned.

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   Posted 5/25/2006 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
hearty,  when you first did your bp when you got home and got the high reading if you were doing any kind of activity for like 5 or so minutes prior to that it is going to be elevated.  When you go to take your blood pressure make sure that you sit for at least five minutes resting then do your blood pressure.  Here are some links on how to do your blood pressure at home.  Hope it helps...


 


hearty
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   Posted 5/25/2006 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
so 150 over 100 is not caused by stress but working, driving, etc.... cause it happened again today after a drive with my daughter...did not rest 5 minutes before testing tho

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   Posted 5/25/2006 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It's normal for a lot of peoples BP to be up when at the doctors. My BP is usually around 90/60 anywhere but the doctors!  When I have my bp done there it is around 120/80. huge difference for me.
Blood Pressure = 90/60
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   Posted 5/26/2006 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
hearty,  I'm not saying that the 150/100 is not caused by stress as it could be but you did state that you were active and did not rest for 5 minutes before taking your blood pressure as you should....the links that I provided also recommend resting for 5 minutes before taking your blood pressure.  Any kind of activity is going to increase your blood pressure...even going from a siting to a stand position or walking across the room 10 feet. 

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hearty
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   Posted 5/26/2006 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
i do not understand a lot about blood pressure..but i did look at the links you suggested....

i try not to worry but it is really hard....i always had under 120 over 80 blood pressure till i got sick a couple years ago and then i started having 130 over 90 or 140 over 90 every time i went to the doctor

i bought an at home monitor and have been obsessive about testing it (8 times yesterday) so i decided to back off a little

it worries me cause i have chronic left shoulder pain that goes across my chest, up my jaw, etc... but my doctor is convinced it is muscular not heart (he did an ekg)

also today i got on the treadmill for the first time in a long time and after 12 minutes of going at a slow rate...i got this fluttery feeling in my chest so i stopped

i feel like i am being neurotic about this...i have a doctors appt in a couple of weeks and plan on really discussing this with him

thanks for your responses....

i checked my bp when i woke up this morning thinking that would be a true reading and it was 136 over 86...not good, huh?

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   Posted 5/27/2006 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   

:-)  hi there, you crack me up. your bp is really not high enough to cause you much of a problem, when you go see your doctore ask him to start you on a low dose of lisinipril  2.5 milligrams, it is harmless pretty much and will just be enough to lower it a little bit. you are worrying too much. take care

 


hearty
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   Posted 5/27/2006 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
glad to hear it is no big deal....maybe if i start walking, etc... i can get it down below 120 over 80...i just do not get why it climbed at all

thanks for your encouragement:)

Lat
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   Posted 5/28/2006 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   

HI Hearty!  I have the same problem as you.

When I go to the doctor my bp is 160/100, sometimes higher. When I take it at home it is sometimes as low as 96/63.  I just freak when I'm going to see the doctor, even when nothing is wrong.  I do have high blood pressure (it runs in the family) so I take meds to lower it.  The meds are what has caused my GERD.

I too also have had the shoulder and chest pain in my left side. Mine was worse in the morning when I got up after sleeping on it.  It seems to be gone right now, but when my gerd is acting up it is worse.  I have had an ekg, nuclear stess test and echo. My cardiologist said everything is fine. I would still mention it to your doctor, or go see a cardiologist.  That's what I did to try and settle down. I think stress from worrying something is wrong makes you think something really is wrong. 

Since I have switched from Nexium to Aciphex my chest pain seems to have gotten much better.

 

 


hearty
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   Posted 5/28/2006 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Weird that you have the left shoulder pain too....thought it was just me.

I think worrrying is part of my problem....I am seriously working on that and have done much better the past few days...

My doc did an ekg but said he saw no need for me to follow up with a specialist....he seemed to think it kinda weird I even mentioned my heart

I think the blood pressure is something I can get under control with exercise because it really isn't that high....it was never high until recently...my gerd and dealing with my husbands health ( i am his caregiver) that would definitely qualify as stress

thanks so much for your post...helps so much

i am on nexium and free of chest pains right now....yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 5/30/2006 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
hearty, my mother has serious blood pressure issues.. and I found that the more she takes it, the higher it gets. She sees one reading, and up it goes. I've taken it when she's first gotten up in the AM.. after she'd only walked over and turned on coffee pot.. and it's been 160/95... taken it again for her after sitting for 10 minutes and it's 130/85. ( I bought a new monitor that I can keep turned away from her, helped the anxiety issue).
My mothers doc doesn't even begin to be worried about her b/p until it passes 160/90.
Sarah
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hearty
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   Posted 5/30/2006 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I know the doctors aren't worried but I have been anxious about it. My son made me put it in a drawer and said I could check it in 5 days!! Guess I have been getting on everyone's nerves. Thanks for your reply.
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