When I was 19, just starting college, I went in on a regular yearly visit. Being told you have high blood pressure that young can be hard. Knowing that I need to watch watch I eat. I tried exercising, but with now at 26 having hyperthyroidism makes it really hard to do so. I have dogs that help me in some dark days and help me be a little more active. Thankfully I have maintained normal blood pressure the last few months. I also got diagnosed with a heart murmur. The doctor says that it is due to my excess weight. Hopefully next year it goes away with the weight loss I should loss with treatment for hypothyroidism. It has been hard, but I kind of known I might get alot of bad medically. Alot of my family history on both sides are not great. This is where I believe the hypertension and hypothyroidism have come into my life. But I am at least taking charge and working to be healthier.
I have had high blood pressure for awhile and * take 3 pills for it and it brings it down a lot too. I am glad too.I go to Church too and i know it helps a lot too.
Hello my name is John and I have diabetes for 43 one month shy of 44 yrs, now in 2018 I was diagnosed with high BP. Now I take 29 different Ex’s and that sucks.
Trying to eat right
I have crazy BP. I’m overweight (not obese), working really hard to get down. I have good diet and exercise, don’t drink or smoke. BP rocketed is over last month after being well controlled. Seems to be age and genetics, with sleep apnea in the mix. Job is to stay on task, stay on meds and be consistent with life style. But it’s all in God’s hands.
I have been keeping track of my own Blood Pressure for a few months now. I take it first thing in the morning after I get out of bed. It seems to be consistently above 150/80 with a heart rate of below 70-80. Haven’t been to a doctor for it yet.
You need to go …
I made an appointment with a Cardiologist for August 5th to get this checked out. Every time I go to the Doctor my Blood Pressure is okay. I also have an ear problem going on also. Difficult to get an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. I have other health issues also.
Try taking BP at bedtime also. Typically (though not in my case) it is higher in the morning and lower in the evening.
Yes. I have taken my Blood Pressure in the afternoon around two pm. Lower than in the morning but still a little higher than normal. Also I lost my hearing in June then noticed my elevated pressure. Trying to get an ear doctor appointment but they are giving me a hard time. All types of excuses.
I had my Cardiology appointment Monday August 5th. Worked my morning shift and noticed I was having an even more difficult time breathing and my heart was racing. I went home to take a nap before my appointment. When I got to the Cardiologist’ office my Blood Pressure was very high and my heart rate was 147. Normal is no more than 100 beats per minute. She told me to go directly to the Emergency Room. Of course I had to go home and eat my dinner before I went. I was admitted to the Hospital. Weren’t sure what was going on. Feeling better with Nebulizer treatments and now I am on steroids .
Keep on it! It’s serious. If you don’t have a home monitor, get one and use it. Watch for TIA/stroke symptoms. I had a dizzy spell last week and had a full stroke work up.
I have both a Digital Blood Pressure cuff and a Pulse Ox machine. I have been monitoring both levels over the past few months. B/P has been high consistently. My Oxygen levels have been 95% and above. Monday August 5th my Blood Pressure was High and my Heart Rate 147.
I’m glad your monitoring. Hope you can afford to work with Drs.
Thats a little high
Thank you for your concerns. On Monday August 5th I was admitted to the Hospital for the High Blood Pressure and pulse. I have been taking Humira for 4 years for Crohn’s Disease. Apparently it affects the lungs also. I had a Endoscopy on July 31st and Doctors though I might have formed a blood clot in my lung. Blood Pressure and pulse have been normal since Wednesday. Going to follow up with my Pulmonologists and regular doctors also. Diet changes and the Manor of eating.
Yes . I have medical coverage, I have to take care of myself because I still work.