Thursday, June 18, 2015

The first thing I want to "go" are the BP meds

I've been on blood pressure medications for about a year. When I drop weight (and get fitter), I don't need them, but while I was able to reduce my prescription  last year when I lost weight, I wasn't able to go completely off them, and then I gained all the weight and had to go back up on the higher dosage again.

I monitor my blood pressure almost every day and already I am seeing it come down. (except for two days ago when I had a breakdown over all the thoughts I was having about my mom and her heart attack and feelings around that). All readings are taken within the same hour in the evening too.

In the recent days where I've had more contact with my siblings, I learned that 2 of the 3 need to take blood pressure medication and I'm not sure of the one brother or even if he would know.  ALL of us should be able to control it with exercise or better weight. Though, my sister hasn't ever had the weight problems I have.

It was the first thing that got better the last two times. Hoping for the same this time. At my age (and my younger siblings' ages) it's just too early.

Editing to say, last night's reading was even lower 106/65.

1 comment:

  1. I've never been able to come off of them completely, either. But 1/3 the dose it used to be isn't bad. To me, at almost 64. I guess.