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.
Published On: January 15, 2008