Hypertension :: Reducing Blood Pressure By Donating Blood
Apr 6, 2014
I gave blood mid January 2014 after registering some high blood pressure readings ( systolic up around 155) and reading saga study results suggesting benefit. I had previously tried reducing this through more exercise, and eating more healthily. Initially after giving blood the systolic remained elevated at 160. However it later reduced to 135. Three months later my BP is around 88/138 - so still a little on the high side, but still much reduced from the elevated levels previously.
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Also taking CoQ10, but not eating a very good diet.
Anyway - just for those who are interested giving blood (especially for men who drink too much), can help.
I am a fit, healthy 28 year old guy who has spontaneously developed severe high blood pressure, temporal pressure headaches, dizzy spells and blocked ears. The symptoms vary, with acute periods lasting a couple hours and occurring on a weekly basis. Generally an acute period is characterized by severe headaches, needing to lie down, blocked ears and extreme lethargy.
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I have had CT’s and MRI’s of the brain and cervical spine, PET scans, ECHO’s, a multitude of blood tests and various other tests with no abnormalities.
I gym 4 times a week, eat healthy and work as a hairdresser, so my lifestyle is pretty healthy overall.
This condition is starting to limit my lifestyle and with two years of no answers I am putting it out there for someone to recognize or provide advice about what could potentially be going on!
Two years ago I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. My pressure was at 38. I lived in pure worry for 6 months and went back again and it was 32. I still live in fear and my doctors acted like it was not a huge deal but want to see my every 6 months. They did an echo and EKG. I don't go back again until March but for the last week my right lung feels like its being squeezed and then I can't get any air. I'm so scared but I also have bad anxiety and panic. I just feel like k can't get any air in my right lung. When I lay down it somewhat goes away. I'm 31 and somewhat overweight. I have a lot of stress because my mom just passed away. I also have two kids and am scared I'm gonna die all the time. Just wondering if anyone else has this or is it my anxiety. I read online about how bad pulmonary hypertension and am in constant worry
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Is 145/100 too high? And could be the reason for the headache as i am having a headache since two days; and my blood pressure is around 145/100 every time i monitor it.
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I am on 20 mg lisinopril and 12.3 diuretic. I have to start flying a lot, I am terrified because my pressure is never stable and spikes like crazy even under slightly stressful circumstances.
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I read that flying increases blood pressure and puts some at a risk for clots and pulmonary embolism. What should I do?
I have got BP problem at very young age 27 ,my bp is high always it some time 180/110,160/100 and sometime 143/77 , I have gone through blood test urine test all my test are normal,my bp was detected 2 years back when my weight was 110 kg but i decided to loose my weight instead of going for medication after 1 and the half year my weight is 92 but still my bp is high ,doc have told me to go for medication ,now I m starting with medication but I am feeling depressed how come my bp is detected at such young age need ur help guys ,is der no any other way den taking medicine .
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I am a 32 year old male and currently my BP is 225/180. And that is on Adalat XL, HCT, Carvedilol and Fosinopril.
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Other than hypertension I am a healthy non smoker, likes a glass of vino every now and again, tried weed once when I was 16 and no other drug use ever. I am an avid mountain biker, always hiking outdoors with my dogs. I am 6'1 265lbs, I do crossfit and power lift (although I have gained 10 lbs since taking a break for a minor shoulder/bicep strain)
Doctors have given me meds for depression and anxiety and ruled those out. Have had MRI, CT, MIBG, ECG's, EEG,s ultrasounds looking for pheochromocytoma.
My last heart trace showed abnormal T-waves showing my heart is starting to see stress, and this does worry me.
One sign of my high blood pressure is suboccipital pain, while always there it does increase in relation to my BP. While doing physio for my shoulder my therapist indicated there is some artery impingement in my neck. Having read that the carotid artery do to constriction can cause impingement on the vagus nerve, is it possible that the suboccipital pain isn't a result of hypertension but a causing factor?
I have sporadic periods of hypertension where my bp will spike well over 160/110. They can last for days, or just an hour, but it is causing me a lot of problems because they can occur at anytime. When the bp spikes happen at night, I wake up shaking. I cannot take beta blockers because they make my bp go even higher. I am taking clonidine when I have these spikes. I am unable to take any other blood pressure medicine because at times my blood pressure is normal and bp meds will make it go too low. I have been tested for a pheochromocytoma, sometimes the tests are positive and sometimes they are negative. I also am hypokalemic and take quite a bit of potassium daily.
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In addition I have extreme fatigue, shaking from time to time, muscle pain/weakness. I usually am hot when others in the same room are fine, and have episodes of sweating and facial flushing. I run a fever from time to time, have a rash from time to time and tinnitus. I also have sleep apnea and sleep with a CPAP every night.
I'm 25 and have been diagnosed with high bp (155/100) 4 months before ,my weight was 72 kg that time with height 5'8'' . I had regular twitching in my right eyes afterwards . Doctor first told me to change my lifestyle and i started exercising in evenings for at least 40 minutes .Started eating oats everyday and reduced my weight to 62 kg in 2 months . I got my tests done (ECG,URINE TEST,Cholesterol test ) but all came clear except little increase in URIC ACID. NOW my BP is 135/90.MY Doctor says i need to take medicines for lifetime as i cannot reduce my bp further. PLEASE HELP ME,i'm really worried to have hbp at this age.Should I go for the medicines or not or keep exercising and managing a good diet.
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Recently i have been diagnosed with hypertension. My BP varies in range of 130-140 and 80-90. I am not on medicine yet to lower BP. Trying to control by physical activities and diet plan.
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I have been on Zyrtec D (syrup) daily dosage of 2.5-5 ml for past 6 years.
Can prolonged use of this medicine cause hypertension?
My partner just used a home blood pressure monitor and got a very high reading. Concerned, he is going to see a doctor this week. He's overweight and his weight has fluctuated for years, although he is losing weight now and seems to have a diet and exercise regime that are working.
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The thing is I have no idea how long he has had high blood pressure. Is it likely it could have already caused damage that is irreversible? He's only 24, but he is going into a very stressful profession and I'm worried about his long term health.
I was looking at my past medical records and I't appears that I have had elevated BP for the past 5 years and now it is approx. 170/100. I have taken good care of myself all my life (never smoked, never drank, not overweight, never even had a cup of coffee) and feel awful about going on meds. My wife says its time. Are BP meds a forever thing?
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I'm 37, my hight 1.80 and I weight 79 kg. My average blood pressure is 138/90. My GP prescribed me Ramipril 1.25mg.
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I reduced my salt intake, stopped drinking caffeine, stopped drinking alcohol and started going to the gym regularly. I completely changed my life style.
What I would like to know is: If my blood pressure comes back to normal after the treatment, can I stop taking blood pressure medicine or I have to take it for the rest of my life?
i am not overweight. Drink a healthy smoothie and whole grain cereal almost every morning yet my BP is still high. (100/170). I was told it may be because of elevated insulin levels caused by the fruit drinks and whole grains (as well as the potato, rice, pasta and breads) that I eat. These are things that easily break down into sugars and cause the issue. (Basically a carb issue). Am I supposed to go on one of those caveman diets? Has anyone tried lowering their carb intake to lower their BP?
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Now she's is going through speech therapy to bring it back to normal. I would like to find out any other possibility to treat her any part of the world for immediate cure
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I was on diltiazem (cartia) for several years. It eventually raised my blood sugar level and I was diagnosed with diabetes 2. My blood pressure was not going down, so they took me off diltiazem 240mg, and put me on lisinopril 5mg.
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The lisinopril gave me a dry cough, so I was put on losartan 25mg. I asked why not 5 mg and my NP told me because it doesn't come in 5mg....
I am 82 and my GP says my BP is far too high (179/90). Can anyone tell me whether it is necessary to have a blood test before treatment can be prescribed. I am a needle/blood phobic and in a state of pnic about this. MY GP has refused treatment unless I have a blood test.
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I have a 66 year old gentleman here whose blood pressure is 117/55. is that too low and should I get him to the ER?
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My current blood pressure, taken just today, was 80/50. Should I be concerned with this?
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Also my alternative doctor told me I was low in magnesium so I have been supplementing with magnesium taurate for about two months. I am wondering if that might be the cause of the low BP.=
I have some questions and I think I'm in the right place. My BP has been high for quite a few years. My old GP of 20+ years tried different meds but they all made me sick.Except Diovan, which I have been on for a long time but it stopped working. I am really sensitive to all sorts of stuff. He just retired and a kid fresh out of med school took his place. On my first visit, my BP was 211/90 and he freaked out and insisted I be admitted to the hospital for a few days. I refused and said lets just try a new med (or two) before we get too drastic. He agreed but wasn't happy. He gave me Amlodipine and that was the worst thing I've ever taken. I was short of breath, heart pounding, dizzy and weak and nauseous. Could barely get around. I thought I would die. It lowered my pressure to 180/90 and that was it. I stopped it after 10 days and told him I had too many side effects and it didn't work. I brought my BP monitor in and showed him. He acted like I was crazy for stopping it. Practically said it was all in my head. I said go tell that to my husband. He had to drive me here because I am too out of it to drive. He just shook his head and said OK let's try Clonidine. I said OK but only after this has cleared my system. It took 3 weeks. I'm not kidding. So I started the Clonidine 0.1 3xday. It worked good for 3 days. Pressure went down to 158/70. pulse down to 54. It's normally around 60. I was so out of it, I slept for 4-5 hours during the day and an hour after dinner. Dizzy and headache but no nausea or diarrhea. About 6 days later it stopped working. Pressure back up to 211/90 pulse back to normal (60). Blurred vision and headache. Still falling asleep all the time. Can't read, can't drive a car. Having trouble typing this actually. I sent him a fax this morning and told him it stopped working and I need to wean off. He called me right away and told me OK.. no need to wean off it. What? All I need is a rebound and my BP will be deadly (as if it isn't already) So he told me cut back to 2xday for a week and then 1x day for a few days. Then he said you need to try a Beta blocker and said metoprolol and he wants me to see a kidney specialist. Now I'm really scared and my BP is probably sky high. I'm too afraid to check it. My kidneys didn't look all that good on my last blood work so that's probably the problem. I've heard about stents but haven't found anything on these boards. I'm also worried about taking the Metoprolol in case it lowers my pulse way down. Oh, and he said there is no need to wean off that if you have too many side effects. I'm starting to think he wants me to die. I would like to force feed him some of this stuff.
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A few things about me. I'm 67, have type 2 diabetes and have been on a low carb diet for 4 years. Blood sugar totally controlled. I weigh 115 lbs. I'm a nature photographer and WAS very active. I've been practically bedridden for the past 2 months on these meds and missed the entire fall bird migration, which is very upsetting. My husband took me birding last week and I fell asleep for most of the 3 hr. trip.
I am truly nervous about taking the Metoprolol. Anyone have any ideas? Also if anyone knows about kidney issues and HBP I would appreciate it. Thank you all so much for being here!
I have been having issues with high blood pressure. Was given amlodipine 5mg. been having issues with activity. i would get winded and chest pains just from walking to the corner. recently I had another issue start. Lower back pain and I would wake up with a wet bed (urine) not a lot. just a couple ounces i estimate
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