Forget it Here, Im DONE

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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

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    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.

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    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.

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      Hi Mark, I hope you don't mind me saying this, but you appear angry or is that just the way you come across when posting, I'm sorry if that is the case, and I hope I haven't offended you, but if you are then it would account for your high readings.

      Please try the three reading procedure and see if it goes down, also are you remotely overweight and are all your blood tests normal

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      Am Also always angry about my Poor sleeps and Insomni I have had over the past 2+ years, 4 hours a night combined with wakings up, nightmares and finally waking up feeling awful all day....its an ongoing thing with that
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      No need to be angry about the BP medication possibly not working. It's very early days, and as others have said, it might be that you need to try a different medication or a higher dose of the one you're on.

      It's also quite possible that your current medication might kick in once you settle down on it.

      Everyone can have quite wide variations in their BP from one day to the next, regardless of whether they're taking medication or not, so you don't need to get upset the minute you have a high reading.

      I sympathise about the sleep problem. I was never a good sleeper even as a child, but things took a turn for the worse at age 25, when I took a nursing job where I was obliged to work an impossible shift pattern. We were guinea-pigs in a crazy pilot scheme designed to recruit more nurses by changing the hours they worked. It was put together by a committee which included just one nurse and was chaired by a history professor, which just about says it all, I guess. I stuck it out for 14 months before moving on, but by that time my sleep pattern was permanently messed up. I just had to manage it as best I could for the rest of my working life.

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      Hi Mark I'm truly sorry you are having to cope with this at such a young age I would suggest you need to go back and see your Dr and ask to go and see a specialist, it could be something that needs to be sorted in another way,

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      Hi Mark I'm not sure your getting the bigger picture, you need to do the average reading of 3 BP measurements and I suggest you try and keep at least moderately calm while your doing it, when my partner was originally diagnosed with BP it was high, 260/130 ish so I'm not considering yours to be crises levels, go back to your GP and talk to him, also make sure you follow the guidelines we have all suggested, then keep average readings

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