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Old 28-03-11, 17:50
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Just been for a pill check and my blood pressure was 'worryingly high' The nurse couldnt give me my pill today and Ive got to go back Friday to speak to someone else about going on the mini pill (but Ive just realised its at the same tome as Evan's 'Mothers Day Tea' at school so think I might have to change the appointment) The nurse checked my previous readings and its alot higher since then and Ive lost weight since last time too so it is definately a concern!

The only time I've had high blood pressure before is when I was pregnant with Evan and that ended in pre-eclamsia. My mum has high blood pressure too.

Im just feeling a little worried at the moment so need a little reasurance. anyone else have high bp?? What exactly does it mean anyway??
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Hugs hun xx

I'm the opposite with low bp but OH had high bp before and with exercise and diet it has come back down.

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are you really busy with stuff at the mo babe? that & stress would certainly up your BP also if you'd been in a rush when you got to docs that would have increased it too, when mine was worryingly high when i was preg with Mia the doc told me to go have a drink of water and wait 10-15mins then took a reading again, it was better by then.

do you know what you're reading was?

and try not to worry babe, if they thought it was that bad they'd have had you seen straight away by a doc xx
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Yes high blood pressure is worrying, you can get a cheap bp monitor from chemist to monitor at home so you can get a good indication rather than one offs at surgery.

Diet/exercise are important, if its consistently high you may need medication.

Most important thing is you know about it, its when its left untreated it can be dangerous xxx
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are you really busy with stuff at the mo babe? that & stress would certainly up your BP also if you'd been in a rush when you got to docs that would have increased it too, when mine was worryingly high when i was preg with Mia the doc told me to go have a drink of water and wait 10-15mins then took a reading again, it was better by then.

do you know what you're reading was?

and try not to worry babe, if they thought it was that bad they'd have had you seen straight away by a doc xx
I have been crazy busy with the business lately and Ive definately been alot more stressed since starting that up! I have alopecia too and my hair has been falling out at a great rate too so I guess my stress levels are defiantely up! The nurse asked if I had been rushing around to get to the surgery but it was the exact oppersite this time. My mum was round mine so she drove me there, normally I would have walked with Evan so I would have been in a rush. She done the bp test, then waited about 10 mintues before doing at again and it was still high. Think she said it was 150/80 but im not 100% certain

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Yes high blood pressure is worrying, you can get a cheap bp monitor from chemist to monitor at home so you can get a good indication rather than one offs at surgery.

Diet/exercise are important, if its consistently high you may need medication.

Most important thing is you know about it, its when its left untreated it can be dangerous xxx
Thank you, guess I need to start doing some bloomin exercise now then Its just a bit worrying when you find out that you have high bp at 26 years old!!!
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If its 150/80 thats not too bad but it generally gets worse as you get older so you do need to take steps to keep it down...

this website has some info:

Blood Pressure : What is high blood pressure?

Exercise is good for BP and stress!! xx
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Thanks RM xxxx
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