I have been monitoring my BP for the past 2 weeks 3/4 times a day and taking an average of the 8 readings I take at those times.
I am pleased to say that it has reduced a lot since I went to my doctor and focused on it. I have started to take garlic, magnesium,calcium and changed my diet. I am 77kg,5 foot 10inches tall, so am not overweight and go to the gym 2/3 times a week and do not smoke. I have always watched what I eat.
My readings have gone from the 140's over the mid 90's on average two weeks ago (when I was in with the doctor it was 155/110....which we put down to White coat syndrome) to now in the 110's120's and occasionally the 130's over anything from the mid 70's to occasionally the mid 90's. My pulse is anything from 60 to 80 usually.
My question is, are variations like what I am now getting normal? I am desperately trying to get the levels down to the 70/low 80 level through diet, supplement and stress management on an on going basis.
I am also prone to panic attacks if I dwell on things since my difficult divorce (now completed) and have had to go ER twice for this. I am seeing a specialist to try and stop these attacks happening in future and have not had one for some time. I wonder whether the occasions when I have my higher blood pressure readings are linked in any way to my high BP tendency.Can you advise? Thank you Peter
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