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mami2my3rugratz
High blood pressure/No meds
January 28, 2013 at 7:22 PM
If you have high blood pressure but aren't taking any meds, how are you controlling it?

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  • givenshl
    January 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM

     I was diagnosed with Hypertension going on 2yrs this June. I have been on 2 different meds and a water pill. I could not stand it because my headaches became much worse and the water pill gave me bad cramps in my lower back.

    I lost weight (so far 40lbs), I don't use salt on my foods and I just changed how I prepare meals (less frying being #1 change) so with that I was able to come off my meds (Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide being the last ones I was taking). I still go in to see my Doctor every 3months and I check my blood pressure a few times a week for record keeping.

  • mami2my3rugratz
    January 29, 2013 at 10:06 AM
    My new doctor lowered my dosage on two(norvasc and hctz) and put me on a third one(bystolic) but the side effects were too severe. I was having blurry vision, headaches, chest pains, gas, stomach pains, numbness and extremely thirsty to name some. My DH had to take me to the bathroom just to pee because I was too dizzy. Right now, I'm praying that my hearing in my left ear is totally restored. So I stopped taking those meds and I've been on bed rest. I can't even work. I'm trying to muster up the strength to start working back out so I can lose weight. I want to come off of these meds 100%.


    Quoting givenshl:

     I was diagnosed with Hypertension going on 2yrs this June. I have been on 2 different meds and a water pill. I could not stand it because my headaches became much worse and the water pill gave me bad cramps in my lower back.


    I lost weight (so far 40lbs), I don't use salt on my foods and I just changed how I prepare meals (less frying being #1 change) so with that I was able to come off my meds (Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide being the last ones I was taking). I still go in to see my Doctor every 3months and I check my blood pressure a few times a week for record keeping.


  • Kermitthemom23
    January 29, 2013 at 10:11 AM
    Google gerson
    Or whole food plant based diet.
    Its a bit extreme, but sounds like you are in need of extreme
  • givenshl
    January 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM

     O wow, Good Luck to you and I hope you get better soon.

    Quoting mami2my3rugratz:

    My new doctor lowered my dosage on two(norvasc and hctz) and put me on a third one(bystolic) but the side effects were too severe. I was having blurry vision, headaches, chest pains, gas, stomach pains, numbness and extremely thirsty to name some. My DH had to take me to the bathroom just to pee because I was too dizzy. Right now, I'm praying that my hearing in my left ear is totally restored. So I stopped taking those meds and I've been on bed rest. I can't even work. I'm trying to muster up the strength to start working back out so I can lose weight. I want to come off of these meds 100%.


    Quoting givenshl:

     I was diagnosed with Hypertension going on 2yrs this June. I have been on 2 different meds and a water pill. I could not stand it because my headaches became much worse and the water pill gave me bad cramps in my lower back.


    I lost weight (so far 40lbs), I don't use salt on my foods and I just changed how I prepare meals (less frying being #1 change) so with that I was able to come off my meds (Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide being the last ones I was taking). I still go in to see my Doctor every 3months and I check my blood pressure a few times a week for record keeping.


     

  • mami2my3rugratz
    January 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM
    Thank you. I'm reading up on it now.


    Quoting Kermitthemom23:

    Google gerson

    Or whole food plant based diet.

    Its a bit extreme, but sounds like you are in need of extreme

  • mami2my3rugratz
    January 29, 2013 at 10:30 AM
    Thank you. And great job on your weight lost. I have 21 lbs to lose. I'm gonna take it slow and steady.


    Quoting givenshl:

     O wow, Good Luck to you and I hope you get better soon.


    Quoting mami2my3rugratz:

    My new doctor lowered my dosage on two(norvasc and hctz) and put me on a third one(bystolic) but the side effects were too severe. I was having blurry vision, headaches, chest pains, gas, stomach pains, numbness and extremely thirsty to name some. My DH had to take me to the bathroom just to pee because I was too dizzy. Right now, I'm praying that my hearing in my left ear is totally restored. So I stopped taking those meds and I've been on bed rest. I can't even work. I'm trying to muster up the strength to start working back out so I can lose weight. I want to come off of these meds 100%.



    Quoting givenshl:


     I was diagnosed with Hypertension going on 2yrs this June. I have been on 2 different meds and a water pill. I could not stand it because my headaches became much worse and the water pill gave me bad cramps in my lower back.



    I lost weight (so far 40lbs), I don't use salt on my foods and I just changed how I prepare meals (less frying being #1 change) so with that I was able to come off my meds (Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide being the last ones I was taking). I still go in to see my Doctor every 3months and I check my blood pressure a few times a week for record keeping.



     


  • Kermitthemom23
    January 29, 2013 at 10:46 AM
    Dh has as bad family history. So far so good but if it comes to it this is the plan. He is hard core anti meds.
    Good luck


    Quoting mami2my3rugratz:

    Thank you. I'm reading up on it now.




    Quoting Kermitthemom23:

    Google gerson


    Or whole food plant based diet.


    Its a bit extreme, but sounds like you are in need of extreme


  • TiffanyD78
    February 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM
    I control mine with Zija! The healthy way.
  • mami2my3rugratz
    February 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM
    Thank you


    Quoting Kermitthemom23:

    Dh has as bad family history. So far so good but if it comes to it this is the plan. He is hard core anti meds.

    Good luck




    Quoting mami2my3rugratz:

    Thank you. I'm reading up on it now.






    Quoting Kermitthemom23:

    Google gerson



    Or whole food plant based diet.



    Its a bit extreme, but sounds like you are in need of extreme



  • Kermitthemom23
    February 11, 2013 at 10:05 AM
    Hope you are feeling better


    Quoting mami2my3rugratz:

    Thank you




    Quoting Kermitthemom23:

    Dh has as bad family history. So far so good but if it comes to it this is the plan. He is hard core anti meds.


    Good luck






    Quoting mami2my3rugratz:

    Thank you. I'm reading up on it now.








    Quoting Kermitthemom23:

    Google gerson




    Or whole food plant based diet.




    Its a bit extreme, but sounds like you are in need of extreme




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