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It's me again the blood pressure obsessor. Ok so around mid Feburary, on a doc visit, it was discovered my bp was 135/92. High but stable. Well because, my mom and sister have hbp I freaked! I took my bp repeatedly that night in total disbelief. By the time I was ready to go to bed that night, I blew it up to 156/95. After that because I was so stressed and worried about it my bp became totally unstable. In the next few days my readings were all over the place from, 122/88-168/113! I was so up and down it made me sick. I had so much pressure behind my eyes and head associated with headaches. Needless to say my worse fear came true and my doc put me on meds. Amplodipine (5mg) and Triamterene (37.5-25 mg). I absolutely HATE taking these meds. Within less than a month my bp came down to 110ish/72-86ish. My top number seemed to be pretty stable throughout most days but the bottom seemed to still wanna go a little high. I thought maybe I was ready to get off this crap so, I started cutting the pills in half for a week. Then just stopped taking them. Well I lasted for about a week, and that bottom number started going high again causing the top to go up too. I'm back to taking the full pills again. How long does it take for bp to stabilize? I'm trying to eat more fruit, veggies, drink more water etc. Before all this I was abusing saline laxatives, getting hardly any sleep, and had not too long before come off energy drinks. When would the doctor think it's time to cut my dosage in half or take me off the pills? Would my blood pressure have to become super low? Should my bp be stabilized by now? Why won't my bottom number come down like the top? Everyone keeps saying because, I'm stressing about it. When I stopped the meds I was nervous and didn't trust my body to be able to do it on it's own. Sure enough I started feeling pressure in my head and my bp started doing waves again. Anxiety can't do this to you? Does anxiety and worry control the bottom number? I don't want to have to take this medicine forever. It's awful. Now that I'm back on the meds my bp ranges from 99-116/65-88. Will I ever be able to get off the meds? I am in a HUGE depression spiral right now, but it's mainly due to my bp.
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