Blood pressure

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Can someone help my blood pressure always high in the morning 124 over 93 then in afternoon 120 over 77

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    Blood pressure increases when we first wake up due to the body's normal circadian rhythm. Your readings are well within 'normal' - you have nothing to worry about.

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      got a doc app this morning. everytime i go my knee docs mines 158/110-117. they refuse to give me my knee injections. but its around 125/80 everyplace else.

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      I was booked for an endoscopy many years ago and my GP said that they would not do it if my BP was over 160/??

      I phoned the doctor who was to do it and he said he would not care what my blood pressure was. I cancelled it and settled for a Barium X-Ray

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      I was thinking the same Derek - there are people who would sell their soul for these BP readings. Mine is fairly normal but my hubby struggles even with multiple meds to get his below around 140/90

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      Mine is actually not too bad nowadays but is rather variable for unknown reasons.

      My medication used to be 2 x 240 mg slow release Verapamil and 100 mg Losartan. and is now just 12.5 mg losartan,

      Hypertension referral clinic decided after many tests that I am not truly hypertensive but have peaks and slowly reduced my medication over the past six years.

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      If I have mine taken at the doctors surgery - it's usually around 118-199/70 something. I wore a 24 hr monitor one time and it fluctuated between 160/100 down to 105/70 - none of which seemed of much concern to the docs as they said it depended on what I was doing, eg sleeping/active or time of day - its always higher first thing in the morning and lower at night. I'm just happy I dont have to take any toxic hypertension meds. My hubby has to take three types and it's raised his blood sugar to a point where he's now considered diabetic. As soon as you say yes to the question, are you diabetic, frowns and tut tuts appear - it's not his fault however and his diet is excellent, so is his weight.

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      My GP does not take mine he relies on me giving him a months printout from my Omron monitor a couple of time a year.

      I was suddenly told that I was diabetic in 2004 when my then GP checked it and it was massively high. How long have you been diabetic he asked?.

      I said that I had been taking Manuka honey before meals to put a coating on my Oesophagus to help my with my acid reflux and that I was rather keen on butterscotch. Stop them and come to see me in three months he said.

      When I went back it was slightly over normal and he classed me as glucose intolerant. Then they moved the goalposts and reduced the target figures and also that you were either diabetic or not as glucose intolerant had been deleted from the language. So if diabetic your BP had to have a much lower limit.

      As a money earner for them I was on the annual checks. This year I said enough all I really need is the HbA1c blood test rather than fasting one and two appointments.

      I've not asked result of this years test and no one has phoned me back in an alarmed state. It was one of a range of tests and they only one they called me back on was a low platelets count that they wanted repeated. That was a again low and was repeated and I've forgotten to ask for that result.

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