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Jan 28, 2013 - 0 comments

As I regularly getting low Bp readings I was going to reduce my Amlodopine to 1/2 a pill per day. 5mg a day. However, I have investigated ambulatory Bp levels, and it would seem that my peaks would still be considered too high. See information below.
Rounded thresholds, (in tests), for NORMAL ABP were 125/75 (24hour median), 130/85 (day time), and 110/70 (night time) mm Hg, respectively, and those for ambulatory HYpERTENSION were 130/80, 140/85, and 120/70 mm Hg.
Maybe I should take my monitor to work to test my stressed bp.


Heart rate - curious

Jan 19, 2013 - 0 comments

It is interesting that heart rate doesn't seem to be connected in any way with blood pressure.


Why did it drop?

Jan 16, 2013 - 0 comments


I think that losing weight may have contributed to drop in BP but I don't think it is the whole reason. I know my BP is raised just before going to work, so mental state has obviously got some influence. But one of the reasons may have been a dietary element. I had some raw beet with the intention of reducing BP but forgot to record results. I will now experiment and for the meantime will stay on Amlodopine until I am happy I have got BP under control.


Bp up again.

Jan 15, 2013 - 0 comments

Not sure why. A bit stressed at having to breathe car fumes entering the house from neighbour running engine on old car. Left me with headache, stinging nasal passages and a sharp pains in my left lung.
Daughter says I should not just stop meds as effect may be cumulative, so I have taken a pill. Must make appointment with doctor.