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Juliebug
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:59pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I was wondering if anyone has experienced low blood pressure after beginning the BTD? I had extremely high blood pressure and heart rate six years ago. I was on medication (it did not work) and the medication trashed my metabolism. I changed my diet and started exercising, got off off the medication (5 years ago) and was able to achieve a normal blood pressure. I also quit smoking one year ago next month. I noticed feeling kind of lethargic a few days ago and just figured I had done too much outside while the weather was nice. Monday evening I took my BP and it was 90's/50's. Yesterday it was 90's/40's. I'm thinking this is really too low. The strange thing is that I am not cold-actually really warm...any ideas what might be causing this?
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I drink green tea and lots of water all day long. A little red wine in the evening...
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i read a while ago eating something that your body has a immune reac tion to can lower your blood pressure after you've eaten it...but if your BP is low all the time the other thing to look at is your adrenals.  I had low BP for most of my life and was told it is often tied to stress/adrenals.
The BP went to normal range after I changed my diet to avoid Gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar.
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i read a while ago eating something that your body has a immune reac tion to can lower your blood pressure after you've eaten it...but if your BP is low all the time the other thing to look at is your adrenals.  I had low BP for most of my life and was told it is often tied to stress/adrenals.
The BP went to normal range after I changed my diet to avoid Gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar.
Lin

I had low pressure, too, when my adrenals were in a mess a few decades ago. Guess what my former "wonderful" general practitioner told me to do about it?! EAT MORE SALT! Grrrr! The real problem was systemic Candidiasis. But never in a hundred years would HE have been able to diagnose that!


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Hehe Spring, your comment about your doc made me giggle a bit. The alopathic community are an interesting bunch aren't they. Had a surgical consult myself today for my achalasia. Still need to decide what to do.

Sorry, going off topic. I've always had low BP (unusual for an O, especially a Hunter) and it's never been a problem for me. Hope it all turns out for the best.

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Thanks everyone! Could very well be adrenals...also ate some avoids over the weekend. I had some dairy,beef and sugar. Was so proud of myself for staying away from gluten and yeast. My body is telling me I need bunches of fresh juices and raw veggies, so that is what I will do. "Food" just doesn't sound very good right now.
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I was wondering if anyone has experienced low blood pressure after beginning the BTD? I had extremely high blood pressure and heart rate six years ago. I was on medication (it did not work) and the medication trashed my metabolism. I changed my diet and started exercising, got off off the medication (5 years ago) and was able to achieve a normal blood pressure. I also quit smoking one year ago next month. I noticed feeling kind of lethargic a few days ago and just figured I had done too much outside while the weather was nice. Monday evening I took my BP and it was 90's/50's. Yesterday it was 90's/40's. I'm thinking this is really too low. The strange thing is that I am not cold-actually really warm...any ideas what might be causing this?


It's great that you stopped smoking....proud of you. Do you know why you had high bp and pulse rate? What medication were you taking if you don't mind me asking?

Anyway I'm glad you changed your diet and exercise habits to become healthier


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Hi CJ- I had a huge blow-up with my father...caught him cheating on my mom with my BFF. I was the VP of his oil company, had all of my $$$ invested in his company, was accused of stealing from him...lost everything I had worked for. Haven't talked to them in 6 years. Probably never will... My heart rate was stuck at 142 BPM and my BP was 190/120...when I went to the heart speacialist in Dallas and had all of the tests run, the doc wanted to know who broke my heart...it was an emotional problem and not physical. I was put on a beta blocker called toperal XL. I literally slept 14-16 hours a day. It was really a tough time for me...I was 136 lbs. (5'9" tall) a size 4 and gained almost 70 lbs. in a year. UGH.....
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Juliebug,
How incredibly painful that must have been with your Father cheating in all ways.
My mother also got some health issues including heart related last summer after my father died after suffering with dementia for years.  Her Doctor said it is common to have heart issues when you  have had this heart ache/emotional stuff. Shows how the emotions affect us.

Sounds like you are listening to your body and that's what you need.
You are doing a good job on taking care of your health to get your BP down like that, well done.
Lin


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Thank you Lin. I hope you and your mom are doing better. People who have "big hearts" seem to be highly affected by emotional trauma...especially when you are blindsided by it.
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I'm so sorry about the stresses with your family. Sometimes the ones we love the most can cause us the most stress. Glad your getting your health back together. Take care


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Juliebug,
Oh boy I do know what you mean about being blindsided.  I got a dose of that last summer from a family member. It is quite a shock.
It takes quite a while to get your head around those things,perhaps we never really get our head around it just try to find a place of acceptance of what is...
Mindfulness Meditation has been very helpful to me.
Keep up the good work.
Lin


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Random* sorts of thoughts:  

The low BP thing....I usually get kudos from docs for that.  I tend to run in the 90's/60's, both before and after BTD/swami.  
Folks on the autoimmune forum that I read have noted that low BP often runs with autoimmune.
My first cardiologist also told me to eat more salt when I feel light-headed.  I preferred that to drugs.

Three weeks ago, I had a heart valve repair. Will be curious to see if BP changes. So far, it is consistent  with past history.

Juliebug, so sorry to hear about so much loss and stress in your life.   It is amazing to me when there is a clear correlation between particular health issues and emotional stuff.  My heart stuff is congenital. But now I am having post-surgery lung issues --pleural effusion.   Hmmmmm.

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Thank you Capt Jane, Lin and Prunella. I am very fortunate to have the love of my husband and  cats. I count my blessings every day. I am also in many ways blessed to be away from the people who hurt me because they were miserable people and I was on my way down the misery path too! I made a lot of money but didn't have time to appreciate anything. Sometimes I think the universe takes control of situations for us in order for us to be happy in the long run. Blessings to all of you!
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Hi CJ- I had a huge blow-up with my father...caught him cheating on my mom with my BFF. I was the VP of his oil company, had all of my $$$ invested in his company, was accused of stealing from him...lost everything I had worked for. Haven't talked to them in 6 years. Probably never will... My heart rate was stuck at 142 BPM and my BP was 190/120...when I went to the heart speacialist in Dallas and had all of the tests run, the doc wanted to know who broke my heart...it was an emotional problem and not physical. I was put on a beta blocker called toperal XL. I literally slept 14-16 hours a day. It was really a tough time for me...I was 136 lbs. (5'9" tall) a size 4 and gained almost 70 lbs. in a year. UGH.....

Horrible! That kind of trauma is enough to wreck the strongest among us. Yes, your heart was shattered into a million pieces, with plenty of reasons for it. I'm so glad you have found a place and method to get things in order for yourself and your life. Hang in there, girl.


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Thank you Spring and Lola! I'm hangin' in there...
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Quoted from Juliebug
I was wondering if anyone has experienced low blood pressure after beginning the BTD? I had extremely high blood pressure and heart rate six years ago. I was on medication (it did not work) and the medication trashed my metabolism. I changed my diet and started exercising, got off off the medication (5 years ago) and was able to achieve a normal blood pressure. I also quit smoking one year ago next month. I noticed feeling kind of lethargic a few days ago and just figured I had done too much outside while the weather was nice. Monday evening I took my BP and it was 90's/50's. Yesterday it was 90's/40's. I'm thinking this is really too low. The strange thing is that I am not cold-actually really warm...any ideas what might be causing this?

After 5 years of normal BP, to suddenly find one's readings dipping to 90s/40s is quite serious.
Check in with your doctor.



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After 5 years of normal BP, to suddenly find one's readings dipping to 90s/40s is quite serious.
Check in with your doctor.



Thank you san j- I finally figured out what was happening after reading some of Isa's comments...I started drinking coffee and green tea with reishi mushroom extract. I was having a bad reaction to it. It was like I had poison in my body. I quit drinking it last Saturday and am actually doing better. I am still breaking out in sweats, but I am sure that once it is out of my system that will go away. I thought I was doing something good for myself but boy was I wrong. Hubby had a bad reaction too- his blood preesure went through the roof. We are now using the coffee for fertilizer in my plants.  
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I started drinking coffee and green tea with reishi mushroom extract. I was having a bad reaction to it. It was like I had poison in my body. I quit drinking it last Saturday and am actually doing better. I am still breaking out in sweats, but I am sure that once it is out of my system that will go away. I thought I was doing something good for myself but boy was I wrong. Hubby had a bad reaction too- his blood preesure went through the roof.

Was there a warning re: wild BP swings on the box/ bottle? This is the kind of thing that gets supplements withdrawn from the market...
Me, I've never taken the mushroom extracts.



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