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Because I take BP tablets I check it now and then, I checked last week a few times and it was fine. on Tuesday this week 152 Wednesday anything between 146 and 178
very erratic yesterday 153 + so I assumed my machine was up the creek, but its not a year old yet, anyway to cut a long story short I have been to the doctor (1hr. 45 mins wait) and 183 :oops: on her tester. I have another tablet Moxonidin to take twice a day along with Valsartan I already take twice a day. I have no symptoms of high blood pressure I hasten to add, just lucky I have been checking it lately.
 

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Very dangerous Jan. You do need to get it under control without any side effects.

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Very dangerous Jan. You do need to get it under control without any side effects.
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And what have you just said elsewhere 🙃. I should have gone to the doctor before I stopped taking the Amlodipin and asked for an alternative, but I hate wasting time in doctors waiting rooms and wanted to prove one way or the other if it was that causing the coughing.
 

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What did I say then Jan?
Oh yes, you need checking out.;)

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When I had to stand at the treatment room the other day for an hour mine came in at 156 over... can't remember. The nurse said something about Maybe because you were standing so long - I thought that would drop your BP. Anyway, turns out it was just a blip n caused probably by my annoyance about the whole queuing business.

So the answer (for me anyway) is Stay chilled!
 

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There are times in the day where ones bp is low and times when it's high. For what it's worth I take mine after the morning shower and feel it's an accurate indication.
Any appointment will raise bp as a rule.

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156 I wouldn’t have been concerned about in the same situation Jean, but the over 170 had been going on for a few days and I had no indication other than taking my BP and that could become dangerous. It’s a good thing popping pills can cure it, but what causes it in the first place. When it started rising a few years ago, must be 10 years, the first I knew of it was when I was taken in an ambulance after I passed out at the vets :) it must have been pretty high because the ambulance men put the siren on to take me to hospital. Hopefully the new tablet plus the old one I have always taken will bring it down sharpish.
 

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I was taken in an ambulance after I passed out at the vets

That really got me giggling Jan.

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Yes and it wasn’t me the vet was treating😁 Hans was at the table and Shade was on it, the 2 vets and Hans were chatting and I was sitting down, I thought I was shouting saying I felt dizzy, but apparently they heard nothing until I fell on the floor.
 

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Jan - is your heart rate okay or does that vary much from the normal ?

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You always find them Keith :D.

My pulse rate has always been high, anywhere between 71 and 90, since Tuesday 86-69-75-77-76-74 in that order. Not taken it this morning yet because I have been looking for a bill in every corner of the house and finally unfolded a piece of paper on my desk, you guessed of course, that was it, right in front of my eyes, so the old heart is still pumping a bit.

Hans on the other hand had a pulse of 54 and hardly wavered from that, look what happened to him :confused:
 

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My pulse is always at 80 a minute every minute of every day – the pacemaker makes sure of that.

But your blood pressure seems very high to what the Heart specialists tell me about mine.

I should aim for around 140/80 and my last reading was 130/80 – I got a Smiley for that.

I don't think you'd get a Smiley for your readings at the moment.

A long wait at the Doctors is preferable to the alternative of not getting the pressure down.....
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Friday 25th Nov. started extra Moxonidin tablets morn. & evening 1-0-1
10.20am 155/69. pulse 69
2.45pm 125/69 " 72
2.58pm 128/72 " 71
3.30. 135/72. 75
5 pm 113/62. 70. (after 45mins sleep)
6.55. 125/65 73

So obviously something is happening with this new added drug and I still don´t feel any different to what I have every other day 🤣🥰
 

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FFS, I've just watched the England match - heaven only knows what my blood pressure is now .......


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What the heck is going on with my BP, at 8 am after I woke up from my second sleep it read 174/67 66 pulse (that’s very low pulse for me.
I came back to bed as always with a cuppa, came onto the forum and wrote a bit, took it again at 8.50 159/61 68 pulse at 8.55 swapped arms
154/83 67 pulse. If this was going on last week I wouldn’t have been too concerned because I was all wound up, but I’m quite calm now. Yeasterday the highest was 138 in the evening. Of course it has to be at the weekend when no doctors are open, but I feel normal ( if that’s possible for me 😁)
 

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Caffeine??

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