160/100 :(

10sboi Community Member January 15, 2008
  • Hello all, just seeking encouragement in living with HBP. I'm a 42 male and have been on Norvasc 5mg for the past couple of years. My blood pressure as always been 135/80 with the Norvasc. But since Thanksgiving, my blood pressure has been reading high according to my home monitor. I called the doctor and the nurse said it's that time of the year where people consumer alot of sodium.

     

    Anyway, I haven't been feeling my happy self since, so I've been watching my food intake and eating properly as well as exercising each day (walking 30 minutes on a treadmill). Well yesterday morning my blood pressure was 160/100, enough to make me schedule an appt with a walk-in clinic. I went in and they confirmed it, the PA who saw me told me that I should keep on doing what I'm doing and get fitter (I weigh 250 lbs). I'm going to see my doctor tomorrow and see what's going on? Hopefully he'll find something. I'm just a little spooked about this.

9 Comments
  • SamHaynes
    Apr. 22, 2009

    If it makes you feel any better I'm a 22 year old, healthy male, and i went to the doctors for the first time in about 12 years yesterday, and discovered that i have a blood pressure of 160/100.

     

    Oh dear! :)

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Sep. 10, 2009

      Hi Sam - have you found the cause of your high blood pressure (HBP)?

      I am really curious as I have a 20 year old male relative with HBP and we have not yet found the cause.

      Thks

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Sep. 11, 2009

      I've since discovered that there are 2 types of HBP or "Hypertension."

       

      Essential hypertension.

      Secondary hypertension.

       

      Most people have the first one, which basically means that no medical reason has been found to explain it. It just is.

       

      Secondary hypertension is when the raised blood pressure is related to kidney damage or some other malady....

      RHMLucky777

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      I've since discovered that there are 2 types of HBP or "Hypertension."

       

      Essential hypertension.

      Secondary hypertension.

       

      Most people have the first one, which basically means that no medical reason has been found to explain it. It just is.

       

      Secondary hypertension is when the raised blood pressure is related to kidney damage or some other malady.

       

      I've had a blood test, and they've checked my cholesterol, kidneys, blood sugar, etc. All of these are fine, so i've got Essential hypertension, and it's likely that your relative has too. If he hasn't gone for these tests, he should.

       

      The doctor has put me on 10mg of Ramipril, which i have to take every day indefinitely. This is lowering my blood pressure a bit, and it's good that it's been discovered early.

       

      I suspect that your relative will be put on the same thing, if it's high enough to concern the doctor at all.

       

      I hope this helps.

       

      Sam.

       

       

       

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Sep. 11, 2009

      Hi Sam

      Thanks for your response.

      This is the first time I have ever heard of Essential HBP ... which I strongly feel that my nephew may have.

      He's done kidney and blood tests etc and the doctors have not found anything out of the ordinary.

      One other thing we want to look at is a urine test to check for protein levels.

      I am however encouraged by learning...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Sam

      Thanks for your response.

      This is the first time I have ever heard of Essential HBP ... which I strongly feel that my nephew may have.

      He's done kidney and blood tests etc and the doctors have not found anything out of the ordinary.

      One other thing we want to look at is a urine test to check for protein levels.

      I am however encouraged by learning about Essential HBP... although we have to be careful not to jump to that too soon.

       

      Like you, is on mediation to control (10mg Natrilix) and his readings are normally approx 160/70...without medication.

       

      Thanks again Sam.

       

      Donna

  • Anonymous
    Thomas Bailey
    Jun. 23, 2008

    On several occasions, my systolic was higher than 200. On 3/2/2008, at 2:01 PM, my blood pressure was 217/116, the next day, at 2:55 PM it was 226/98. On 4/5/2008 7 PM, it was an alarmingly high 239/99. Only on one other occasion was my systolic 239 mmHg. I had the odd reading of 239/57

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun. 03, 2008

    How tall are you.

    250lbs is alot unless you're about 6'6".!

  • Anonymous
    M. Sumner
    Feb. 12, 2008
    I too take Norvasc and the same thing has happened to me, but not as high as 160/100.  My blood pressure is 124/84 in the morning after I take the pill; late in the afternoon it will rise 10+ points on the top and bottom number.  I noticed this when I started taking the generic.
  • 10sboi
    Jan. 16, 2008

    Went to see my Dr. today and he is increasing my Norvasc from 5mg to 10mg, I'm hoping I will see a difference. I'm continuing to excersice and eathing healthier and watching my portions. So far 7lbs :)

     

    • Sue
      Sue
      Jan. 16, 2008

      Thanks so much for posting.

      I'm a new moderator for this site Though I'm not medically trained, I am here to help posters find answers to questions on IBD as well as lend an ear or a smile where I can.

      I hope to also help generate some threads of dialogue around various posts.

      It sounds like you are on track and working on what you can do to help the...

      RHMLucky777

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      Thanks so much for posting.

      I'm a new moderator for this site Though I'm not medically trained, I am here to help posters find answers to questions on IBD as well as lend an ear or a smile where I can.

      I hope to also help generate some threads of dialogue around various posts.

      It sounds like you are on track and working on what you can do to help the medication - now that it has been adjusted. Eating right, with a bit of exercise (as directed) can go a long way to helping your physical health and your state of mind.

      Good luck and let usknow how things are going.

      All the best, sue

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