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January 15th, 2007 at 08:28 am

I guess I've sort of been missing in action lately. All I've managed to do is post daily spending.

The reason is that since being given the go-ahead to exericse I've really been concentrating on my health instead of finances lately. Not that I've given up the good debt fight! No way! I've just been spending more time on line reading about stress reduction and natural blood pressure control than blogging about my finances.

I've been off of the blood pressure medicine for over a week now since it took a dive to 85/54 a little over a week ago. The doctor's office said to stop the medicine altogether, except the diuretics, and keep track of it daily like I've been doing. I'm to call them weekly and let them know what it's doing.

So right now I'm controlling it with diet and exercise. I started doing my yoga again today after more than a month and my BP today was 117/75 with a pulse of 68! Very good compared to lately and excellent when you consider that's without medicines.

We are beginning to think that all this (racing heart, pitting edema, high blood pressure, etc) was caused by the blood pressure medicine! The day I quit taking it I immediately began to feel much better. My pulse dropped, the edema started to go away (I lost 14 pounds!), and I just felt much healthier.

So that is my main challenge for this year: get back to my previous good health and slimmer body! Boy, just when you've lost the weight and feel good something's got to come along to mess it up, huh?

10 Responses to “MIA?”

  1. Amber Says:

    Glad to hear you are feeling better

  2. Ima saver Says:

    So am I!!

  3. flinnie Says:

    Glad you better.
    MY blood pressure is back up so Iam on more meds.
    I have got too loose some weight.

  4. tinapbeana Says:

    so glad you're back at that you're doing well, rhonda! i'd be willing to bet yoga will do great things for your BP; have you considered tai chi or meditation? oh, and don't forget a nice hot cup of tea every now and then! Big Grin

  5. Carolina Bound Says:

    Oh those meds. Great when they do what they're supposed to do, but so bad when then do other things. I have been through just about all the cholesterol-lowering drugs, and until I got on Zetia, they all made me sick in one way or another.

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  7. boomeyers Says:

    It is great any time someone can get off meds! Yeah! I am trying to avoid having to go on meds. Any magic remedies for having teenagers? I did'nt have HBP till then! :-) I've always had super LOW BP!

  8. rduell Says:

    Tina... I haven't gotten into tai chi yet. I've loved yoga ever since I started it a few years ago, so when they told me I couldn't exercise anymore I was not happy. And yes, tea would be wonderful! LOL!

    boomeyers...only remedy I know of for teenagers is being wise in picking your battles. Don't sweat the small stuff. DH can't understand how I can be so laid-back about DS#1's tattoo and lip ring. I figure he's 19, supporting himself, and it could all be much worse! I'd rather have that sort of rebellion (or whatever it is) than be bailing him out of jail. He's a good, Christian kid. He's just testing his wings out a little.

  9. baselle Says:

    If you feel better and you are on fewer medications, that's a great success in my book. And it has got to be cheaper!

  10. rduell Says:

    baselle...much cheaper! I just wish I hadn't just refilled my medicine! Now I have $30 worth of Benicar sitting in my cupboard. What a waste!

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