Blood Pressure thoughts…

Sometime in the last ten years, my blood pressure became an issue.  I first noticed a ringing in my ears, tinnitus, that I attributed to loud music and exposure to other loud noise.  The look on the nurses’ face as she took my blood pressure told me otherwise.  I took medication and changed my diet that first time.  I weaned myself off the medication and thought nothing of it for a few years.

The next time I spent an entire day in an emergency ward because they could not get my BP to come down.  The longer I was there the higher it got too.  Eventually the medication won out and I left.  That medication made me cough constantly and again I weaned myself off the medication.   I actively looked for something that worked and had no side effects.   I used it for the better part of the last year until diet changes, weight loss and other factors allowed me to stop taking it again.

Recently I experimented with my diet and modified the nutritionals I take.  The experiment indicated the need to take something, as my blood pressure was again too high.   Earlier this week I added a number of supplements that had an immediate but not permanent effect.  The blood pressure runs from good to high and the most significant reduction appears after a long walk up the mountain and back.

This morning I had a BP monitor and tracking device attached. Every fifteen minutes the cuff squeezes my arm, the device beeps happily to begin and end the sequence and I wonder what sleeping with the contraption will be like.  I am interested in seeing a graph of the day’s readings.  My desktop Omron monitor indicates it is higher than I prefer. Much higher than it was for the two months before my experiment and I have not found the one nutritional here I believe made the difference.   I will acquire it soon and then will discover if my theory is accurate or a pipe dream.  I wonder if I will be offered to take the same medication as before or something new.  This is another adventure.

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About Michael Eisbrener

When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding... you can be yourself. Relaxed. You'll no longer be driving with your brakes on. ― Anthony de Mello Funny, but I often discover I have left the parking brake on as well. They say awareness, noticing is the first step... maybe the only one.
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