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ruthiegirl
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Did the doctor give you the prescription for the blood pressure medication based on a single high reading, or after a series of high readings?

I agree with the above advice to get the equipment to test your own blood pressure. Then test it several times a day, to see how high and low it gets at various times of the day. That will give you the information to make an informed decision about whether or not your blood pressure needs to be treated. If it is consistently too high, look into herbs that could lower it before using pharmaceuticals. IMO the drugs will only be appropriate if there aren't any herbs that are appropriate for your specific medical needs (such as something that lowers blood pressure but raises blood sugar), or if the "safe" herbs don't work for you, or don't work well enough. I wouldn't reach for pharmaceuticals first thing unless the level was obviously and dangerously high (as was the case with your blood sugar.) Since you're already on pharmaceuticals for one problem, I'd be even more hesitant to start on another, as side effects can be cumulative.

Congrats on getting off the insulin!  I wonder if taking probiotics would counter some of the GI effects of the meds.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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My BTA warrior hubby brought his very high BP down to manageable levels in a matter of days by:

Getting a home BP monitor, so we can measure our own bp anytime

Running SwamiX and following strict plan filling menu with mostly beneficials and diamonds.  No avoids or black dots.

Reversing menu plan eating biggest meals earlier in the day and lightest at dinner

Increase awareness of how the body feels when it goes out of whack with bp ... retrain mind to pay attention to the goings inside ...  Because of inability to manage life stressful situations,  we work ourselves into a state of stupor and numbness and fail to recognize the signs our bodies are giving us ... So practicing alternate nose breathing, meditation, just plain relaxation, paying attention how we breathe (avoid breathing through mouth ), relaxing the breath and increase rest quality, particularly at night time, we could see the numbers going down in a matter of minutes.  Recognize body signals (ringing in ears, tingling in hands, hot flushes, tensing of the muscles, brain fogginess ... ) and act by applying relaxing exercises to bring it under control ... Also jumping into a warm empson salts bath and drinking chamomile and holy basil tea as extra tools to use on the spot, as needed did help heaps ...

Keeping fluids up ... sips of water often to help system flash toxins out ...

Lemon drink first thing in the morning

Celery juice shots just before breakfast.  Usually mixed with other greens (kale, red spinach, coriander and a small green apple). Just enough to fill a small shot glass, taken as medicine ... Celery is the main ingredient here, known to help regulate blood pressure and being a super bene in SwamiX

Hawthorne tablets.  We find that best results were using the higher potency than the indicative in the online protocol: 450mg 2 or 3 times per day, rather the 150mg 3 or 4 times a day (in consultation with naturopath)

Ancient garlic tablets: 2 or 3 tablets x day.  Also including garlic in diet (again super bene... )

Magnesium complex powder: 3x day

CoQ10: 3x day

Dandelion tablets: 2x day.  Only for a couple of days because it was forcing passing of water every 5 minutes ... Since water retention was not an issue here, we stopped it ...

Amazingly, in a matter of days his bp went from a very high average, around the 170/90, to a more manageable 135/75.

The curious thing is that SwamiX, even with the heart conditions ticked, still puts coffee as a super food.  We cut it for the first few days, mainly because of the hype against it for heart conditions ... but recently introduce it, in small quantity and it does not seem to have effect in bp.  We are watchful though ...

The lesson in all this is that we need to pay attention and live according to our Type.  BT As need to watch life stressors and address keeping them under control by practicing calming exercises.  So, we can still go out in the garden and do lots of heavy work, but every hour or so as needed, we can stop, take a few deep breaths, relax for a few minutes, see that pulse settle down and continue on if we so want to.
Do not get stuck in sedentary positions for too long, like computer work or desk work ... get up, move, stretch, deep breath, pay attention to what we are thinking ... are we enjoying this? can I exercise the choice to stop? if not, then I can at least exercise the choice to control how I react to it ... calm, detached ... using the situation to our advantage, rather than the situation using us and affecting us in negative ways ...

Hope this info helps you with your situation ... apply what works for your Type ...
  




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