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maukik
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Maukik,
I didn't take the water pill - just watched the salt over the weekend....didn't even add sea salt when grilling buffalo burgers.  I drank plain water instead of mineral water too.  I'll continue to monitor it and I'll try and be more conscious of sweets, etc.  I could stand to lose some weight - maybe 20 pounds or so.
I appreciate the support and advice.
Jane


Oh, good.  I thought I would mention that you would need extra water if you were considering it.  Sugar tends to raise my blood pressure more than salt does.  Compliant sweets don't seem to effect it.  It could be the wheat and/or milk that I consumed with sugar that was the problem.  
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Jane,

Hibiscus Tea has been shown to lower blood pressure.  Hormones can have an affect on your blood pressure as well.

http://www.bastyrcenter.org/content/view/489/

Mine has been slowly coming down with exercise according to my home monitor.  I am focusing on running at least three to five days a week - and it seems to be working.  Also, I am getting my hormonal house in order  

I also might suffer from white coat syndrome, although it only seems to be at my PCP's office.  I have seen two NP's and a thoracic surgeon several times as well as several other medical appointments for my bronchogenic cyst since my PCP finally put me on hydrocholorothiazide for high BP (150/100) in Septmeber and my blood pressure has been excellent at the other appointments.

I have had so many different medical considerations lately that I need to talk about them ALL with my PCP, so maybe that helps my BP to spike, although the first high reading I got was well before all of the other issues and I felt very relaxed, so who knows!

I am hoping to come off the hydrocholorthiazide within the next six months to a year, with my PCP's help.


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Thanks for the link Patty,
Do they sell hibiscus tea  at WFs?  

I lived in Bermuda for a year in the 1970s and had the most beautiful hibiscus behind the house we were living in.  Just reading your post reminded me how beautiful they are.
My white coat seems to be at its worst at my PCP's office.  It was 145/90 there today which was better than last week.  When I checked it at home this evening, it was 121/71.  My head really messes with me.
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What do you suppose is at the root of your "white coat" issue?


Let go of resistance; feel appreciation for what is, and eagerness for what is coming.
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It started out as anxiety about getting on the scale and it's taken on a life of its own.....
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Do you still have anxiety about getting on the scale? Perhaps that's a place to start to take the white coat power away.


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Yes....you've made a good point.  I've always had a hang up about that "number."
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Quoted from Jane
Thanks for the link Patty,
Do they sell hibiscus tea  at WFs?  

I lived in Bermuda for a year in the 1970s and had the most beautiful hibiscus behind the house we were living in.  Just reading your post reminded me how beautiful they are.
My white coat seems to be at its worst at my PCP's office.  It was 145/90 there today which was better than last week.  When I checked it at home this evening, it was 121/71.  My head really messes with me.


Yes, I get mine at WF.  I buy the Celebration Herbal brand, which is the only brand I have seen that makes Hibiscus Tea.  It is not in the coffee/tea section, however.  I think it is in the supplement section, so you will need to look for it and possibly ask.  Good luck with this, Jane.  I am working on the same issue as well  


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Thanks Patty,
I'll try and find it in either the Bellingham or Framingham WFs.
Jane
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I was put on HCTZ in February.  A week later I had blood work taken as a followup and because my sodium was too low my doc took me off HCTZ.  I found that interesting.
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NHG,
What's HCTZ?
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HCTZ is hydrochlorothiazide (water pill)  
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Thanks.  I'm doing a whole lot better now that the appointment is over.
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