My blood pressure is really high despite taking daily doses of hydrochlorothiazide and losartan. 155 over 97, and so on. I’ve been on said meds for years, and nonetheless, nothing seems to work. My mom was the same way — she had absurdly high blood pressure and I think they had her on everything under the sun at one point in time or another.
I’ve tried to cut back on caffeine again — not that I’ve gotten up where I was about five years ago, but I worry that I’ve still been doing too much, especially by taking Excedrin for my ever-present headaches. I was also taking Sudafed every day because I wake up every day really congested and stuffy — another fun product of heredity and biochemistry — and my P.A. told me to immediately stop that.
Stopping the Sudafed didn’t have any effect on my blood pressure, though. After a week I’m still just as high as ever.
I should eat less and exercise more. I understand that exercise by itself doesn’t have much to do with blood pressure, but weight does. I’ve been very depressed, yada yada, and have blamed that for my lack of exercise and for my weight gain. But it’s probably time to get off that horse and get busy whether I have the mental energy or not.
I just got off the phone with my P.A.’s medical practice — I made an appointment for Friday and gave them my medicine dosages and my readings. We’ll see what they say.
Until then, though, it’s probably time for a good aura cleansing or something. Anyone know any practitioners of white magic? I’ve checked Yelp locally and none of the local wizards have decent ratings — all 1.5 stars and so on. Or perhaps I need to start taking colloidal silver. Or maybe just buy some leeches and offload a pint of excess blood every morning.