Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Posted: 10/14/2004 6:11:15 PM EDT
Looks like I might need meds for high blood pressure. Anyone taking any? My biggest question, how long does it take to see a difference after your first dose? This sucks! I was trying all sorts of natural stuff (fish oil, garlic, exercise, low salt, diet) and just couldn't get it to go down.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:18:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 6:28:35 PM EDT by Synister1]
I do, It runs on my family. Hypertension isn't always diet related, stresses on the body can raise it. Untreated illnesses, cancers and such.

I'm not salt sensative, My grandmother is tho. I was living with a undiagnosed illness for a few years when the hypertension started.

Day one you probably will not notice much of a change but on day two or three you will probably notice if you bend over your head will not fell like it's gonna pop.

Btw: I take Lisinopril 5mg once a day. keeps me at 110/60 on average.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:23:08 PM EDT
Simple diuretics work about as well as anything else, and are cheap. You may also notice some dizziness when you stand up. Ops
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:26:30 PM EDT
Yes. I have to take a small dose of Atenolol and Accupril. Some initial (mild) side effects that go away quickly. I saw results in 3 days. I eat healthy and exercise, but hypertension occurs naturally in some people. Nothing to be to concernred about.
Just be thankful that you found out before you experienced complications. Good luck in you treatment.


Good luck,

G1X
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:28:35 PM EDT
I do an occasional shot of apple cider vinegar and honey. It sounds weird, my Doc says it works. If you mix it right, you can make it taste very similar to a whiskey sour, plus, it makes your mouth feel really clean (douche effect?)

Anyway, do a search on apple cider vinegar and you will find more than you could ever want to read in a lifetime on apple cider vinegar. I take 10mg of norvasc every day for my hypertension.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:30:13 PM EDT
116/76
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:08:26 PM EDT
Great, thanks for the info guys. I sell real estate and have a very high stress work enviornment. I'll see my doc again and hopefully be on the road to recovery. I'm tired of my head feeling like its going to explode
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:17:23 PM EDT
One of the best things you can do for yourself is cut salt out of your diet. Everyone else in my family has high blood pressure. I get mine taken every 8 weeks when I donate blood. My last three have been
128/70
122/86
118/80
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:18:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MGNiko:
Great, thanks for the info guys. I sell real estate and have a very high stress work enviornment. I'll see my doc again and hopefully be on the road to recovery. I'm tired of my head feeling like its going to explode hr



Realtor here myself. High stress is right! Especially around here in this market. Toprol 50mg 1xday here. Good luck and take care of your health.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:19:04 PM EDT
Atenolol

Works for me.

Danny
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:35:03 PM EDT
Just did a gargle search about apple cider vinegar and honey. That sounds promising. I will give it a try. The side effects of it are good whereas the side effects of pharmacueticals are generally bad.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:38:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 7:59:28 PM EDT by 199]
Accupril user here!

For some reason, it seemed to take a while to really kick in for me. However, there may have been other factors involved (like my retirement! )

Anyway, the first day I started taking it I very nearly did a double back flip on a sidewalk curb. Suggest you be careful about driving, operating dangerous machinery and such until your body gets used to it. Initially at least, you might want to consider taking it near bedtime to give it a chance to wear off a bit.

Good luck!!

Edited to add: I guess you know to stay away from caffeine.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:40:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:41:22 PM EDT
Cozaar twice a day with a diuretic chaser.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:42:18 PM EDT
I've been on Atenolol for fourteen years. Works great for me.

I would consult your physician to get a good treatment plan. If you don't...you may bust a blood vessel in your noodle one day...a stroke. That would be BAD.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:42:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:52:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Last mine was checked it was 102/70... not bad for a fat guy... just wonder what it is at the height of campaign season... nevermind, don't want to know!




Mine was fine until my 40's.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 8:56:37 PM EDT
I'll have to try the cider/honey also. Can't hurt Thanks for the info guys.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:11:45 AM EDT
Beta and calcium blockers can make you impotent, right?

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:39:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
Beta and calcium blockers can make you impotent, right?

GunLvr



I take Norvasc, which is a calcium channel blocker (IIRC) I've never had any side effects from it in 15 years.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 8:41:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 8:42:25 AM EDT by TREETOP]
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 9:41:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP:
I take Toprol, 50mg every morning. The doc blames stress, between my 2 jobs I'm working about 16 hours a day. Temporary situation, right?



Ouch. I usually put in 10-12 hrs 7 days/week. I started exercising regularly a couple weeks ago and feel better in that area already. Started a bit of a diet & low/no salt also this past week. Part of my normal relaxing each night is making a huge batch of popcorn and drowing it in salt, along with a few Captain & cokes. Oh well, guess I won't be doing that anymore.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 9:50:58 AM EDT
I am 54, and my blood pressure is great.

Quit smoking
Exercise every day
Eat properly
Cut down on the salt
Drink plenty of water; no sodas at all

This will do the trick for the majority of people; you may have to stick with it for a while to see noticable results.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 10:01:26 AM EDT
I take Ziac , I need to get more excersize mostly, but I am a very highly stressed person also.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 10:23:27 AM EDT
Mine was 160/120 Pretty high huh?

Now I take Altace and trying to lose weight and watch diet. Last week at DR office it was 118/82.


Bobwrench
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 10:30:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Last mine was checked it was 102/70... not bad for a fat guy... just wonder what it is at the height of campaign season... nevermind, don't want to know!




Mine was fine until my 40's.



Mine was fine until I got married and had kids.....
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:07:55 PM EDT
An additional source of info.

www.curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=17&p=1

I guess I wll try the celery and cucumbers. I don't like the pharmaceudicals

I tried the apple cider vinegar and it seems to help a little.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:27:59 PM EDT
Apple cider vinagar is great stuff!
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 9:12:32 PM EDT
Mine is under control with Norvasc 10mg, one per day.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 9:17:56 PM EDT
139/88, pulse 107. Is this good?
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 9:27:14 PM EDT
That Atenolol can be the devils own drug. Darned hard to get off.

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
Yes. I have to take a small dose of Atenolol and Accupril. Some initial (mild) side effects that go away quickly. I saw results in 3 days. I eat healthy and exercise, but hypertension occurs naturally in some people. Nothing to be to concernred about.
Just be thankful that you found out before you experienced complications. Good luck in you treatment.


Good luck,

G1X

Link Posted: 11/1/2004 9:30:01 PM EDT
I learned how to say: Shit Happens!!!


since then my blood pressure has went down
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 10:54:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 11:07:01 PM EDT
I take Benicar HCT. It's one of those combo drugs and seems to do fairly well for me.

Best advice - lose any excess weight, cut salt, excercize if you're healthy enough - and get your BP under control.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 11:55:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By liber45:
Apple cider vinagar is great stuff!



what mix do you use?
Top Top