high blood pressure
SallyStruthers

United States

#1 Jul 5, 2013
I'm 19 & ever since I had my daughter ( almost eight months ago) I've apparently had high blood pressure. My family has a history of it, but none had it this young. Every time I go to the doctor to have it checked its always elevated. Usually between 158 & 180; although recently it was as low as about 132. Also, I get super nervous when I know I'm about to get it checked which is probably most of the reason its always so high. Anyway, last week I started taking Lisinopril. Its been about three days. Yesterday I noticed a raised (slightly swollen) red rash on my leg. Could it be an allergic reaction? If so, should I discontinue using it? My doctors office is closed until Tuesday.
Been there

Owensboro, KY

#2 Jul 5, 2013
I had the same reaction and it spread all over, stop taking it and go to a minor emergency center so they can give you something else. Suddenly stopping blood pressure medication without going on something else can make blood pressure shoot sky high. At the same time if you continue it the allergic reaction could get worse. Luckily my doctor was open and got me right in and switched my meds...You shouldn't wait.
rachel

Owensboro, KY

#3 Jul 5, 2013
I had blood pressure after having my daughter. Runs in my family as well. But once I lost about 30 lbs it became normal. Do the doctors say you are overweight? Sometimes it could be that or smoking. Just try to be as healthy as possible, especially if you are looking to have another baby in the future. Best of luck!:)
SallyStruthers

United States

#4 Jul 6, 2013
rachel wrote:
I had blood pressure after having my daughter. Runs in my family as well. But once I lost about 30 lbs it became normal. Do the doctors say you are overweight? Sometimes it could be that or smoking. Just try to be as healthy as possible, especially if you are looking to have another baby in the future. Best of luck!:)
The doctors don't ever tell me I'm overweight but it doesn't take a genius to see that I'm fat lol. I gained 60+ lbs with pregnancy, currently I weigh about 235 give or take. & I recently started smoking, like three days ago, so it can't be the cigarettes. How did you lose weight? It's just so hard for me. I buy healthy food but always end up eating what my fiance buys (pizza rolls, etc.). I was excercising but I just lost motivation. I need help lol.
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Owensboro, KY

#5 Jul 6, 2013
SallyStruthers wrote:
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The doctors don't ever tell me I'm overweight but it doesn't take a genius to see that I'm fat lol. I gained 60+ lbs with pregnancy, currently I weigh about 235 give or take. & I recently started smoking, like three days ago, so it can't be the cigarettes. How did you lose weight? It's just so hard for me. I buy healthy food but always end up eating what my fiance buys (pizza rolls, etc.). I was excercising but I just lost motivation. I need help lol.
Blood Pressure meds only treat the symptoms and don't actual fix the cause of high blood pressure.
You have to give up processed foods, limit sugars and starches. Eat real food. If the label says healthy and natural, double check the ingredients, there is a good chance it is not healthy and has some unknown ingredient.
Did you know sugar is added to deli meat, that soybean oil is the main ingredient in Mayo, or that almost every processed food contains some form of GMO corn?
Ace

Chicago, IL

#6 Jul 6, 2013
Make sure you look into it but I know Ace is an effective weight loss supplement and have read stories how it helped with peoples medical conditions such as high blood pressure. Google Ace or look up the different threads on here but don't do anything without consulting your doctor first. Good luck.
just saying

Hopkinsville, KY

#7 Jul 9, 2013
Don't use Ace!! Try caffeine pills and fiber enriched diet. The caffeine should help with the energy. I gained weight because I had no energy. I just got another job at Kroger and dropped 15 pounds the first 3 weeks!! Also, I thought my weight was my blood pressure problem its not! I have problems with my liver and the doctor said 80% of people have liver problems.
right

Owensboro, KY

#8 Jul 9, 2013
SallyStruthers wrote:
<quoted text>The doctors don't ever tell me I'm overweight but it doesn't take a genius to see that I'm fat lol. I gained 60+ lbs with pregnancy, currently I weigh about 235 give or take. & I recently started smoking, like three days ago, so it can't be the cigarettes. How did you lose weight? It's just so hard for me. I buy healthy food but always end up eating what my fiance buys (pizza rolls, etc.). I was excercising but I just lost motivation. I need help lol.
I'm not usually one to lecture, but why start smoking now after having a baby less than a year old and recently finding out about health problems?

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#9 Jul 9, 2013
Loose weight and exercise. Unless there is something else wrong that should lower your blood pressure.

Never eat within 3 hours of going to bed. That is the worst time to be snacking. Never stuff yourself.
the lala loeax

United States

#10 Jul 10, 2013
just saying wrote:
Don't use Ace!! Try caffeine pills and fiber enriched diet. The caffeine should help with the energy. I gained weight because I had no energy. I just got another job at Kroger and dropped 15 pounds the first 3 weeks!! Also, I thought my weight was my blood pressure problem its not! I have problems with my liver and the doctor said 80% of people have liver problems.
Aren't caffeine pills like super bad for high bp? And what did you do to lose weight that fast?
right

Somerset, KY

#11 Jul 10, 2013
the lala loeax wrote:
<quoted text>Aren't caffeine pills like super bad for high bp? And what did you do to lose weight that fast?
That's what I thought. I figured caffeine would be terrible for blood pressure.
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