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hello, newbie here
i am 6' 1"
14 stone 10
75 years old
but not very active
in september 2017 i had an endoscopy to explore the pain i was getting in my throat and stomach...hiatus hernia!
it was a job to get the tube down and i got very flustered as i choked but we got it down..the attendant nurse said my BP was up to 190 for a bit and i should check with my GP
which i did and took the 24 hour test, the average of which was 155..(sorry i dont know the bottom number) and the doctor put me on amplodomine 5mg
i then got the nurse at the practice to give me a test BP after 4 weeks and it was 140/145
my doctor said to continue and watch my salt intake and get excercise
its now around 3 months and i know i cant stop the drug without going for a BP test which means getting appointments for nurse then doctor...
i am thinking if i could monitor my BP with a home machine and when it gets under the 130/80 then get off this medication
i hope this sounds sensible and if so i would like to get some recommendations on what product to buy...i know i would use it even after going off the medication...if possible
i am not keen on drugs even though i have had prostate treatment for 6 years which has finished..
i am 75 years in january
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