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Hi, I am currently on two different medications and my blood pressure is still not where the doctor would like it to be so here I am trying to reduce my sodium intake, reduce my calorie intake (which I'm either starving or fine) and exercise more. Look forward to getting to know people here who have similar problems and learn from all of you.

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Just joined. Didn't know this existed. I have been trying to get off medication for a year now. I am mom of three grown children.

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Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, constant in prayer. Rom 12:12


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Just joined. Didn't know this existed. I have been trying to get off medication for a year now. I am mom of three grown children.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Pil 4:13.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, constant in prayer. Rom 12:12


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Just joined. Didn't know this existed. I have been trying to get off medication for a year now. I am mom of three grown children.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Pil 4:13.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, constant in prayer. Rom 12:12


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Welcome! I just joined this team. I am on Benicar, but was on lisinopril but got off of it for the same reason, the cough was bad. I'm seeing my dr next week and I know my weight will be an issue, but I've been working out the last 3 weeks and finally got a normal blood pressure reading this morning. I think I'm going to try to do more 10 minute reps during the day because I still have way more weight to go. Take care!

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I just read the article about small steps. It makes sense to me because even when you think you can't fit one thing into your day, everyone has 10 minutes here and there! I think to do these small activities when I am feeling cold and think about another sweater or curling up under a blanket. Maybe 20 jumpjacks will get me warm again! :)


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Hi, I am 54, mom of 4 and a nurse with high blood pressure. Sometimes doing all the right things doesn't mean it goes away! Both of my parents are on medication so I see where it comes from. I will try losing some weight but I am not sure it will reduce the blood pressure. I was on Benicar to answer a previous post, it gave me a cough so I was changed to Bystolic, works in a different way. I am really thinking that exercise works in several different ways. It circulates blood to reduce fluid build-up, burns calories and improves mood. I am trying to make it a priority by wearing a pedometer in the hospital and walking when I get home too.

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I'm a 36 year old stay at home & homeschool mom of 5 kids. I have 3 in school and 2 preschoolers. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about a year and a half ago, and at first I found a baby bootcamp that helped me keep in shape. We have since moved from AZ to VA and I have had a hard time getting motivated to workout again. But this last Christmas, I made it a priority and I'm working on my 3rd week of working out consistantly. I'm so glad to have found this group!

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1/12/11 7:49 A

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Hello everyone!
I'm 54 yr old mother with a teenager.
I have been on bp meds for 4 yrs. Just changed doctors and discover sleep apnea and a new bp med.
Feeling better every day. I'm over weight need to
drop over 100 lbs. I want to get in better health
and to rid myself of the bp med and sleep apnea.
I look forward to being a member of this team.


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Hello, I am a 34 year old mom of 4 beautiful girls. Ranging from 7 to 6 mos. During my last pregnancy I had Pre-clampsia and after I had the baby I since have had HBP. I am on 1 med right now, but would like to lose weight so I can be taken off the med. Are there any special tools or tips that Spark offers to help in this area?

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Hello all,

I am a 31 year old married mother of one. After having borderline hbp for years, I recently put on medication to begin lowering it. Looking forward to getting to know others on the team and discussing health and wellness.


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Hi! I am a stay at home mom to five kids and military wife to my hubby of 15 years. I have been borderline HBP for about two years, i have tried to lower it by changing my diet and adding more excercise. Its just not working well. My husband has HBP and bad cholesterol, so our diet is really good. Just have to keep on trying. I am currently on day four of a ten day BP check at the hospital. I just want to get this under control for me, and to stick around for all my family as well. I am very glad to have foudn this group.

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5/11/10 11:42 A

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Hi - I'm fairly new to Spark and really new to this team. HBP is an issue with me - but the issue I have with HBP are the meds prescribed by a "med prescribing doc" - seems like he jumps me from one med to another for whatever reason - right now he has me on Benicar Hct and since I've started taking this about 2 months ago, I've gained 6 pounds. My question to the Mom w/HBP team is: anyone have any experience with Benicar HCT that you can share with me?

My goal WAS to lose about 20 pounds when I first started Sparking, but now I'll have to change that goal to "lose 25 pounds" just to keep up with what I'm gaining. Doesn't seem fair - doesn't seem right, but it is what it is. Any suggestions?

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Hi guys.. I'm a work at home mom to 4 kidlets..Plus I babysit 2 more during the week. I was diagnosed w/ high blood pressure recently though It's been looming for years. I don't handle stress well and yet i'm constantly under huge amounts of stress daily. I'm on meds for anxiety, blood pressure, allergies, and bipolar disorder.. I really need to stick w/ this.. this time.. I look forward to getting to know you guys.. emoticon

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Hello Everyone, I'm 33 years old and the mother of a 3 year old. I was diagnosed with pre-clampsia when I was in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy which lead to an 28 week delivery. My daughter was born weighing 2lbs and I've been on BP medicine ever since. I'm 50pds over weight and I'm so grateful for my aunt telling me about Spark People because it keeps me motivated. I'm happy to have joined this group and I'm looking forward to all of us achieveing our goals.

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High every one..I am 33,have 3 daughters and found out about 6 months ago that I was right at the line of high blood pressure..I was told to try to eliminate the amount of sodium I was getting and to lose weight..I came home and took off on a healthy diet and done really good..I even lost 5 pounds quick though I think it was all water lose..Then trying to cook two different meals at the time really took a toll on me because my husband and children would not eat what I had too..I stopped trying and now I am back on board and very motivated..I started back working out and now I gotta get back to healthy no salt eating which is hard to say the lest..But I really don't wanna be on medicine the rest of my life so looking for any tips and maybe someone who is willing to work together to stay motivated on this..

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1/8/10 9:13 P

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I'm a 55 year old mother of two sons. I was recently diagnosed with HBP. This team appealed to me because I do not want to be on BP medicine for the rest of my life and I know I need to lose 15 pounds. I would like to learn how to adjust my diet and lifestyle to improve my blood pressure.

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Hi Everyone! I'm 25, married, with no children. I know that this Message Board is supposed to be for moms only, but I decided to join it anyway. My husband and I plan to have our 1st child within the next 2 years. I'd really like to "get fit before baby." I haven't really been diagnosed with high blood pressure, but it has been elevated from time to time. I'm not on any meds and would like to keep it that way. I'm looking for ways to lower and stabilize it. I also know that losing weight should help. I'm looking for any suggestions and support that anyone can offer. Good Luck to everyone on this journey.

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Hi! I'll be 65 in April, and I've been taking BP meds for about 15 years. On 9/11/09 I had triple bypass surgery, and am now working much harder toward getting in shape. I've been on SP almost 3 years, but had fallen away until I had my surgery.

My stumbling blocks include a taste for salt emoticon , inconsistent meal-planning and execution, fondness for high-fat sweets, and the stresses of raising an angry 13yo DGD who targets me with the rage that she can't express to her mother (DGD was beaten by mom's BF when DGD was small; we have had her since she was 4) because her mother won't give her a way to contact her. I've also been a stress eater... emoticon

I have been blessed to have NO damage to my heart emoticon , and am determined to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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Hi all,

Not new to SP, not new to losing weight or getting healthy. New to HBP and prediabeties. Joining WW for the weight issues, makes me accountable and focused.
Can't wait to get to know everyone in 2010.

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Hi! I'm a mother of 2 from Missouri. I have high blood pressure. My family also has a history of high BP. I'm not new to SP.

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Hi, I'm Shannon... I've just joined. Today's stupid blood pressure was something like 133/109 or something close to that anyhow... my meds seem to help the top number, but not the bottom. Not sure about what to do with that. I'm hoping that by losing weight and getting fit that my blood pressure will return to normal again.
I'm a homeschool mom with 4 kids (teens to preschoolers) at home all day.. hmm.. wonder if that contributes to my hbp? LOL! (just kidding)
Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
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Hi, i am on meds and have to lose some weight. Is it really possible to get off the meds once you are on them? Thanks emoticon





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Hi everyone, I'm new to this team but have been on Spark since last March, off and on. I have very high blood pressure and had to be hospitalized 3 times in last two weeks to get it under control (it is now)I was also diagnosed with diabetes in June and was so focused on that and ignored my BP issues (eating too much salt and not always taking my medication) I got a wake up call when I had 3 TIAS (mini strokes)over last two weeks and my doctor said it was because my BP got too high for too long. I'm lucky I didn't have a full blown stroke but I'm only 42 and I'm at very high risk. I really didn't get how serious high BP can be, I get it now and I'm happy to be a part of this team and getting to know all of you
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good morning, joining this team as in the last year after losing 20 pounds I have high blood pressure. Glad I lost the weight or it would be worse. on meds and that is keeping down. I would like to lose another 8 to 10 pounds. Looking forward to learning more about this group and getting back to sparkpeople regularly. Has been a crazy year.

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Hi I'm Janis, new to the team. I have been on BP medication for about 4 years. I want to lose the weight so that I can be healthy and live longer.

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Hi, I'm a grandma from the San Francisco bay area. I was diagnosed with Hypertension a few months ago. I'm on meds and hate that I have to rely on a tiny pill for the rest of my life in order to live in this world. I don't have anyone to blame but myself though. I thought that I could eat whatever I wanted and not exercise FOREVER. Well, I've gained a lot of weight as a result and now my body is paying the price for it. Nevertheless, today is a new day and a new me is going to hang in there until I reach my goal and adopt a new lifestyle.

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Hi! I'm a mom from Missouri. I have a history of erratic PB. I went to the Dr. yesterday and my BP was 152/106. My family also has a history of high BP. I'm not new to SP. I am losing slowly, but surely. I really want to get off the meds my Doc put me on yesterday. I don't know if that is possible. My uncle and grandfather were in great shape and both had really high BP most of their lives. Wish me luck. emoticon

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Hi! I'm a 48 year old mom who has was diagnosed with hypertension last summer. The doctor suggested I cut my sodium intake and lose some weight. (about 40lbs. overweight)Three months later I hadn't lost any weight and was put on medication. I really want to lose the weight and get off the medication, but I am a big cheater and never stick to a diet. I have been searching this site and I love the recipes and I hope this will help me reach my goal to just get healthy and get off the medication.

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Hi, ladies! I'm new to the team but not new to SparkPeople. I decided to join this team because even though I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure last October, I just recently discovered that I've been doing things that may be making matters worse, such as exercising in my target heart rate zone. So, I'm hoping to get ideas on how to exercise for weight loss without making my blood pressure worse.

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