jaminhealth? how did you get your bp under control

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by RitaF, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. RitaF

    RitaF Member

    I have major problems with mine. just had a stroke on aug 9. fortunately it was slight and the "results" aren't toooo awful, but I need major help. I would appreciate any suggestions you can give me. thanks. RitaF as I guess that's how I signed up here.
  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear of the stroke, RitaF....

    I'm certainly not an expert on BP as I worked for a long time naturally before I had to give in to BP meds....

    The first meds I was given was 25mg Atenolol, 25mg Hydrochlorothiazid (diuretic), i took these for a while forever monitoring my BP, drove me crazy thinking back.

    Then there was a time after that my BP was just not low enough, I guess, so doc put me on 5mg Norvasc (generic) and that med caused edema which I was able to get rid of with higher doses of grape seed ex for a while...

    So I take all three.

    I think I"m OK and will see my doc next month, I see her once a year now and HOPE white coat syndrome doesn't rear it's ugly head....we'll see.

    I believe the grape seed ex helps too and I concentrate on eating celery as much as I think to do so...celery acts like a diuretic and has an oil in it that reduces BP.

    I absolutely KNOW Meditation helps and if one would only set aside say 20-30 minutes per day and DO IT, wonderful results can happen....Meditation helps level out everything...

    My rheumy gave me a little lecture today about meditation and I plan to really follow her words which I KNOW, but one needs to hear it from a higher power, so to speak...

    I preach meditation here a lot, but fall off my own routine, but I know it works as I've done it over the years but one MUST set aside a time every day and DO IT....silent meditation, clearing mind of EVERYTHING, and being silent for 20-30 minutes....easy to do, one must DO IT.

    I plan to make a special thread AGAIN on meditation...absolutely everyone here would benefit by it...

    Feel better and get into meditating...jam