Well for a week my BP hasnt been too bad on the Med, now all of a sudden today its 137/99, the bottom number after a week of staying ear or below normal way back up again, Im done with these damn meds, so I threw the rest out, Im stopping everything, Sick of these meds and Im sick of God F*cking with me
Hi, one reading doesn't make a high or low BP, remember its been very warm and its possible your body is not coping as well as you would normally.
How high was your bp before you were put on the medication, be careful that if you stop the meds dead without seeing your GP first you may cause more problems.
Can I ask your age
Mark, you were probably prescribed a low dose to start. Your starting dose may not be enough to stabilise your BP and then the doctor often titrates the dose upwards. Another factor might be that you haven't been on the pills long enough for them to do their job - sometimes it can take 2-3 weeks for the pills to really work. Have a chat with your GP.
Hi Mark, firstly that's not the worst reading you can have, a lot of people are higher while on meds. Mines did come down on Ramipril, but still had the odd high reading now and again. I'd also like to say I come off mines because of the excruciating pain in my legs while on them, my diastolic reading is often roughly between 90/100, but I feel fine, and sometimes it drops when I'm eating healthier foods. The bottom line is, docs are too quick to put us on meds, you should try the natural way, do some homework and find foods that have a high potassium-low sodium ratio. Foods that are high in magnesium as well. Fruits and veg are your best sources, certain nuts. Their are also some good supplements, superfoods etc. You could try Garlic, and black garlic. Combining both for best results. It can be stressful with the BP problem, I'm just about to deal with mine, but I'm also struggling with Gastritis, had to come off my pills for that as well.