- Blood pressure?? Whats yours..
In Feb mine was ‘too high, start taking statins’ which I refused. a bit of diet and exercise and in May it was ‘absolutely fine, come back in a year for another check’
Dr took it twice in Feb because he wanted to check it really was too high.
Can’t remember the numbers but Dr took it three times in May because he didn’t think it should have dropped to normal without statins.Posted 4 years agohopkinsgmSubscriber
“High” is 140/90 or above.
“Typical” is 120/80 to 140/90.
“Ideal” is somewhere between 90/60 and 120/80.
“Low” (as in worryingly low) is 90/60 or below.
All figures from http://www.bloodpressureuk.org, IANAD
Note that “Typical” does not mean “Ideal” – it’s not uncommon for folks to say your pressure is a bit low when what they actually mean is that it’s perfectly fine and just a bit lower than they typically see. Sounds to me like you’ve nothing much to worry about.Posted 4 years agocrankboyMember
too high when measured “white coat hypertension” too high when measured by the 24 hour recording device did take readings while I was cross examining in a trial and while commuting on the bike through an “interesting ” junction . I am on the highest dose of the blood pressure meds and prefer to live in ignorance now.Posted 4 years agoMintyjimSubscriber
Yesterday morning during a day-off it was 159/90.
I’m 37 years old, fairly fit, eat healthy and they put me on statins at crimbo.
Think my record during the 24hour monitor was 190/115 on New years Day whilst pottering around my garden.
It sucks, GP isn’t really bothered.Posted 4 years agomiketuallySubscriber
Mine was a bit high when I went to see my GP about getting an appointment for getting emasculated, so I did a week of home measurements which averaged 144/92 (max was 177/112). Had a blood test last week, to check cholestorol, but haven’t had the results yet.
Just completed another week of home tests and I’m averaging 130/80. I think that’s low enough that they won’t bother doing anything.
There’s nothing I can change with weight, exercise, smoking, diet, etc. The high readings were taken while I was at the height of coursework submission and marking; the lower readings while all my students were on exam leave…Posted 4 years agomiketuallySubscriber
Yes mike I think 130/80 they will not med you – mine’s a bit higher and has been for years and they haven’t medded me. We will probably not live as long as others with lower pressures but hey ho no point worrying about it, live for today.
They look for 135/85 average for home testing, apparently.
According to an online calculator I used, my risk of a ‘coronary’ is higher with normal BP on meds than with higher BP off meds…Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I really daren’t get mine checked, It’s probably through the roof. Stressed to **** with this sodding job of mine.
Saying that a colleague went to his docs to get something else looked at & after checking his BP the doc said ‘I’m signing you off till we get your BP down to somewhere near acceptable’. Dave didn’t even realise it was high!
Might go & get signed off for a bit.Posted 4 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
Within 4 days I went from 182/118 to 120/62
Being told where they are going to shove a camera just before a premed tends to stress you for a while.
Luckily my GP knows me well so didn’t just bung me on med’s straight away 5 years later its still up & down from stress but OKPosted 4 years agoleffeboySubscriber
130/90 which I’m told is on the upper end of not to worry about it but maybe think about it a bit. It’t the first time it’s ever been mentioned but my doc is starting to worry about me a bit so I may need to keep an eye on it.
Are any folks here using machines at home to check it or is it just the usual checkups?Posted 4 years agocraigxxlMember
120/74 with a resting heart rate of 62. Diastolic was high until i cut salt out of my diet then within weeks it was down to a normal level.Posted 4 years ago
I bought an Omron blood pressure monitor when they were on offer at Costco. Same kind of machine our doctors surgery uses. Takes three readings then gives you the average.bwfc4eva868Member
Currently 141/90, hr 58 and sats 99% on room air, temp 37.4
Take 5mg of Ramipril daily and 2.5mg bendroflumethiazide. Take my bp every morning Before taking my meds, if it’s below 115/70 I’ll omit the bendro as I end up feeling dizzy when I stand up.
Didn’t take my ramipril for a week in March and ended with severe Hypertension, 197/127 and one reading 219/120 the Gp upped my Ramipril from 2.5mg to the current 5mg and bollocked mePosted 4 years ago
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