Page 1 of 2 [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

DeepHour
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Jun 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 60,957
Location: United Kingdom

26 Sep 2022, 7:09 pm

I've bought one of those testing kits and have done multiple readings.

Mine averages around 170/95

This is pretty high, it seems.


_________________
On a mountain range
I'm Doctor Strange


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 51,133

26 Sep 2022, 7:10 pm

190/110 a few hours ago.

My main BP meds have vanished.
I'm pretty stressed about it, which isn't helping.



DeepHour
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Jun 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 60,957
Location: United Kingdom

26 Sep 2022, 7:12 pm

^ It was your earlier post that gave me the idea for a thread. Hope your meds turn up soon!


_________________
On a mountain range
I'm Doctor Strange


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 51,133

26 Sep 2022, 7:13 pm

It's so weird because they always just stay in the exact same spot.
I've searched everywhere.

What is your pulse?



DeepHour
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Jun 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 60,957
Location: United Kingdom

26 Sep 2022, 7:15 pm

Surprisingly low - all the readings so far are in the 60s.


_________________
On a mountain range
I'm Doctor Strange


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 51,133

26 Sep 2022, 7:17 pm

When I got to hospital for my big stroke I was 183/105.

I guess it was likely higher when it started, before the ambulance.

I keep that number as a benchmark in my mind.

Your pulse sounds decent btw.



old_comedywriter
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Jan 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 504
Location: Somewhere west of where you are

26 Sep 2022, 7:48 pm

Those wrist monitors are annoyingly inaccurate, yet many medical personnel still use them.

I'm always 120/80, except for the time I went in for kidney stones and it was 149/100.


_________________
It ain't easy being me, but someone's gotta do it.


DeepHour
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Jun 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 60,957
Location: United Kingdom

26 Sep 2022, 7:52 pm

I use an upper arm model. I've heard that the wrist ones aren't much good as well.


_________________
On a mountain range
I'm Doctor Strange


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 51,133

26 Sep 2022, 7:53 pm

Mine is an arm one.
It's very accurate unfortunately, or close enough.
My doctor puts me on a machine that does it for 15 minutes and gets an average.
During Covid lockdowns I used mine on video for her.

My second stroke was because my kidney got blocked.
The pain jacked up my BP and I stroked out.

My sympathies for you having a kidney stone.
I've heard they're awful.

Most of my life I was treated for hypotension.
I got as low as 60/40 once in hospital.
It's weird how the body just changes.



HeroOfHyrule
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 May 2020
Age: 21
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 9,218

26 Sep 2022, 8:47 pm

It was 120/58 when I saw my PCP in June. It was 123/68 after the car accident I was in at the end of August. It seems to hover around 110-120/60 if I look at readings from other doctors visits. I don't know if that's good or bad.



DeepHour
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Jun 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 60,957
Location: United Kingdom

26 Sep 2022, 9:03 pm

^ Many people would kill (metaphorically speaking) to have readings like that - they seem exceptionally good to me.


_________________
On a mountain range
I'm Doctor Strange


IsabellaLinton
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 51,133

26 Sep 2022, 9:06 pm

Hero,
Readings of around 120/80 are considered ideal.
Sometimes even a little lower.
The top number systolic is the pressure in your arteries when pumping blood.
The bottom number diastolic is the pressure in your arteries in between pumps (at rest, kind of).

It sounds like you're doing great!



HeroOfHyrule
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 May 2020
Age: 21
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 9,218

26 Sep 2022, 9:12 pm

I guess it's good to know that my blood pressure is OK.

My pulse also averages around the 70s-80s. It used to average around the 100s-110s though when I lived w/ my parents. I don't know what my blood pressure was then, but it was probably a lot higher than it is now.



babybird
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Gender: Female
Posts: 49,745
Location: UK

27 Sep 2022, 12:48 am

I've not got a kit but I grt it checked regularly for my medication and it's whatever is considered to be normal. Don't know the numbers.


_________________
We have existence


Where_am_I
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 28 Apr 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,194

27 Sep 2022, 6:48 am

I don't have no kit either. It's usually low because I workout a lot. My GP advised me to eat more salt.


_________________
"A loaded gun won't set you free. So you say." - Ian Curtis


blueroses
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 10 Feb 2007
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,106
Location: Lancaster, PA

31 Oct 2022, 11:54 am

Where_am_I wrote:
My GP advised me to eat more salt.


Has that been helpful for you? I got the same advice and have been consuming a ton of salt, but am still getting hypotension symptoms. Thinking about trying compression stockings, but they seem like more trouble than they'd be worth.