Here's the thing I don't smoke never have. I quit drinking alcohol 10 years ago, I lost 35 pounds and my blood pressure is still around 145/105! That's taking meds or not either way my pressure is always the same and as I said before had me thinking blood pressure is different for everyone. It's individualistic and that is why they keep changing the rules on what blood pressure should be, first it was 120/80 then recently 115/75 and now even more recently 130/90 and now they are saying you can have more salt than what they said before.
So, I figure whenever the Pharmaceutical companies change the rules whenever they need more money. That's my opinion.
I haven't taken my blood pressure meds in years anyway.View Thread
@BillH99 this is Harry2 had to sign in again under different name because they would accept my original log in. Anyway, I forgot to mention with and without my blood pressure meds my blood pressure is the same around 150/95. One thing I noticed is that when your heart rate is low your blood pressure is high and when your heart rate is high your blood pressure is low. My heart rate is usually 50 to 60 beats per minute and no matter if I take my meds or not my pressure is usually in the 150/90 range. My wife's heart rate is usually in the 80 to 90 beats per minute range and her pressure is usually 111/60, in that neighborhood.
But needless to say no matter if I take my meds or not my pressure is the same. Which got me thinking. blood pressure is relative. I'm going on 6 years without meds and no "issues" so far and I don't anticipate any issues. I know of all the reports and what doctors say. But who can believe them anymore? Now, they say that your blood pressure should be lower than 120/80 but don't give you a number, all in cahoots with insurance companies, so they don't lose any money or drop you if you are at risk according to them. Everywhere you turn someone is trying to scam you or give you so many hoops to jump through that you find it's not worth it.
Maybe I'm one of those "extreme cases" you mentioned. But I was "diagnosed" with high blood pressure in my teens and I only took meds intermittenly I only started taking them regular starting in 1999 until 2008. Then stopped, I didn't see the point because my pressure was always the same onor off the meds.View Thread