This is the one I was going to post. Yes, I read most of the Dartmouth article looking for just the BP section, but it seems that who makes the rules as to what things should be are the Pharmacy companies and has no bearing on real life. Everything is arbitrary. Just like I said at first it's all a scam to sell drugs. Just like how much you should weigh, if you look at the charts they are all from insurance companies. So the question comes to is there really such a thing as "High Blood Pressure"? I have had "High Blood Pressure" for most of my life and even with meds my pressure has always been around 145/100 with a pulse around 60 and I have always felt fine, it's when my pressure is so-called "normal" is when I'm dizzy, light headed and get a BANGING headache! So I guess it's up to each person. to decide if they want to go through the routine of taking meds or not. I could probably save a ton of money by not getting these meds, because with these meds my pressure is still in the "high" range. Anyway, those are my thoughts.......View Thread
Hi BillH99, I gave a long reply before I guess it didn't post for some reason. But the short version is that since drug companies make all the rules as to what should be "normal" just to sell their drugs. So in reality there isn't a normal blood pressure. Like I said I've had "High Blood Pressure" most of my life and even with the meds my pressure always was in the 145/95 range and I always felt normal, it was only when my blood pressure was in their normal range of 120/80 is was when I felt light headed, dizzy and had a BANGING headache! But, when my pressure is in the 145/95 range is when I feel find. I know they say high blood pressure is the silent killer well according to them I should have been dead a long time ago. Because as I said for decades my pressure has always been "high". Right now on my home blood pressure kit my pressure is 158/104 with 66 pulse and I took my meds this morning.View Thread
Thanks for all this info. In the mid-90's up till about 2002 I was just on Norvasc. I was on something else before that, but I can't remember.
I'm just trying to figure out is "High Blood Pressure" a myth or is there something to it. But like you saidI might be "Normal Different" which to me really says there isn't a real and for sure way to tell what blood pressure should be. Because for decades it was12080 now they are saying 115/75? When I asked my doctor what the new numbers are he would never give me a direct answer. He would only say, "Your blood pressure should be lower". Which to me is not an answer.
I would really like to find out what is normal for me, because as I said once my blood pressure is a lot lower like 120/80 or lower, I get so light headed, dizzy and a headache like someone got a jackhammer on my head!
Again, that;s for the info and I'll certainly look at those links you posted.View Thread
Hi, I get your analogy, but here's my thing. When my blood pressure is about 140/100 I feel fine, but when I get my blood pressure down to the "normal" range of 120/80, I'm dizzy and I get a pounding headache! Even with my meds they don't take my blood pressure down to "normal". With my meds it gets down to about 135/95. I take Indapamide, Toprol and Lotrol. Been taking them for almost 10 years. Here's the thing to me anyway. With my blood pressure about 140/100 my pulse is in the 56/66 range. Then I'm told that the lower number is my resting number, well how can my resting number be higher than my pulse?! Also I'd like to know who comes up with this "standard" of 120/80 or 115/75? I think everyone is different and can't be cookie cutter blood pressures.
I don't know. One thing I do know which I said before when my blood pressure is "High" I feel great and when it's "normal" I feel terrible.View Thread
In the "normal" blood pressure range of 120/80, there is a 40 number gap between 80 and 120. I was told that when those numbers are too close then it's a problem. So with that if your blood pressure is 100/140 wouldn't that be the same as 120/80, since they are the same number apart?View Thread
Maybe I'm built different or just different in general. my cholesterol has always been low also. My morning BP would be 155/95 with a pulse of 55-63 and it would be basically the same all day. After many years of the same pressure with or without meds it makes you start to wonder if this is all a scam.After all, what weight you should be is set by insurance companies not doctors.
Plus I never get a straight answer from any doctor I have had. Which makes me distrust doctors. I take 3 kinds of meds for the blood pressure. Toprol, Indapamide and something else I can't remember right now.
I really don't know how my pressure can be the same with or without the meds. Which again makes me think it's a load of you know what.View Thread
Yes, this is an old thread, but just discovered it. I want to add my 2 cents in as well. As a person who has been "diagnosed" with high blood pressure most of my life. I have discovered that everybody's blood pressure is different and the conclusion I came to is that there really isn't high blood pressure. It's just that everyone has different blood pressure. You see that Doctors and other medical agencies are always changing what's normal and what's funny when you go to the doctor and ask what's normal blood pressure, they never answer your question and how do I know this? I haven't taken my meds in about 6 years and I feel fine. I figure if something bad was going to happen it would have happened already. I think it's just another money making scam. If you ask me.View Thread