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Oct 21, 2011

Great News

I went to the Dr today.  I have been on blood pressure medication for a year and a half now, since I tore the artery in my neck to keep my blood pressure low (it tends to be on the high side).  Before my vertebral artery dissection I was borderline hypertensive.  So I had borderline high blood pressure, not quite high enough to medicate.  Then I tore the artery and they said it needs to be medicated.

I started on the lowest dose, 150mgs but it didn't help.  My dose was then increased to 300mgs a day where it has been for over a year.

Anyway I went and saw my Dr today and as my blood pressure has been so good since I started this challenge and am exercising up to 5 to 6 times a week.  My medication has reduced down to 150mgs a day from 300mg a day.  I am to stay on that for a month and see that it is still stable, then move to 150mgs every second day!!!!!!

I am then hoping, that as my cardio vascular fitness improves over the next couple of months and if it continues to improve at the rate it has been over the last month and a half, then I may actually get off this medication altogether.

On that note... I am heading off to the gym.

Very Exciting!

1 comment:

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