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Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Suzanne, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    As a follow up.

    According to the medicial profession, I am in line for a stroke, due to high blood pressure. I purchased a monitor and it has made me ten times worse, because the reading says I need to be rushed to the hospital!

    I asked why have I got high blood pressure, since my heart is working very well? Happily. No answer given; just chemical meds to take, which, I am not taking right now; I just don't trust them.

    Apparently, insuline residance can cause a high blood pressure, so I am getting tested for diabetes 2, although, I sense it will be normal, despite, if I do not eat, I will get weak.

    I did find an interesting article to say that ones who suffer from GERD, have high blood pressure. I now eat between 5 and 6 and have found I do not suffer in the night. No gaviscon, which I love.

    The positive, of course, is knowing my faithful heart is being faithful.

    Oh and just to add. Why are people so.... harsh, when you chose to not take chemical meds? I mean, my husband has blocked his ears, because I won't take the blood pressure reducer and says if I suffer, he doesn't want to know, yet he knows I died nearly 3 times, due to listening to the medical field and had to take things into my own hands, so to speak.

    Surely, being that we own our own bodies, it is for us to decide what we put into our bodies?

    Goodness me, the chemical medicine causes HEARTBURN. Come on!
     
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    I hate to hear that your blood pressure is so high. If the medicine prescribed for you causes heartburn, then ask your doctor to prescribe an alternative. You may have to try several different meds before you find the one that works best for you.

    There are many different causes of hypertension, among them age, genetics, diet, the condition of your veins and arteries, kidney insufficiency, lack of exercise, congestive heart failure, stress, etc. If you could determine why you have hypertension, there may be something you can do to lower it without taking drugs. Maybe something as simple as modifying your diet and getting regular exercise.

    Perhaps the reason your husband is "harsh" is that he dreads the thought of taking care of you if you have a heart attack or a stroke which causes permanent brain damage or kills you, when you can easily prevent it or reduce the likelihood that will happen to you by taking prescribed medicine. Hypertension is called a "silent killer" among medical circles in the US for good reason.

    Please take care of yourself, Suzanne!
     
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  3. Suzanne

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    I exercise every day. I do exercise in the morning with a special gadget, and then, about 15 minutes on an excerise bike and when I did that at the hospital on tuesday, they complimented me on my stamina and said it was obvious that I do exercise.
     
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    The cause may not be lack of exercise and it's good that you do exercise. I need to do the same myself!

    Your doctor should try to identify the cause. It could be genetics or even stress itself. And every time you take your BP, you get even more stressed out which probably raises your pressure even more! There are so many potential causes, I think it would be a good idea to know more about it. I don't know what French doctors are like but I'd be pressuring my doctor in the US to find answers for me and to switch me to a different drug to control it. My mom had hypertension, too, and the drug they gave her made her get a very dry mouth and a constant cough in the back of her throat that drove her crazy. She kept trying different medicines until she found one that had more tolerable side effects for her. Maybe there is a better drug for you to control the pressure than what you're taking now. It's worth a try to switch to another drug so please stay on your doctor to get you some answers and some relief.
     
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    If your blood pressure gets too high then you almost certainly will have a stroke at some point. After a stroke there are literally holes in your brain where the tissue has died, and it does all sorts of weird things. You may not be able to speak afterwards, possibly permanently, or only be able to say a few words even with extensive rehabilitation. You may have to relearn how to walk and/or eat.

    Worst case scenario is where your brain just ceases to function except for the stem and you are essentially the living dead, and are fed with a machine and just lie in bed all day and make groaning noises. Look up Terri Schaivo, she was an American woman who had that happen to her, and she was a lump for a decade while her husband fought with her parents over what should happen to her. She is well documented because some politicians tried dragging her into the "right to life wars" that is peculiar to the US, and she was all over TV for months about 20 years ago.

    Right now there is an ad on American radio begging people to treat their high blood pressure, because so many don't think it's a big deal. Voice actors recite cases of people who had heart attacks and/or strokes because they ignored their blood pressure. One woman had to painfully relearn how to speak. Maybe your husband doesn't want to care for a brain ruined lump for decades.
     
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    So you want to die from a heart attack or stroke or be disabled from such an event? Ok. No wonder your husband’s frustrated. As others have said, if the side effects of the medication make you ill you need to speak with your doctor about finding one that doesn’t have the same side effects.
     
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    You consulted someone who practices orthodox medicine! thus they prescribed orthodox medicine!, you have a right to say what are the common side effects of the drugs! we have refused many times prescribed medicines.
    Herbal medicine doesnt always work in minutes or hours, like artificial medicine does, so it's not as popular, more expensive to consult a practitioner ,your husband obviously fully supports chemo medicine, marriage vows don't say he has to support non orthodox medicine !.

    my mam(mom,mum,mere,mutter)was like you to a degree ,but you have to balance medicine with what G-d does to help you, she was healed after she tried everything else but that was her unique case and she wasn't healed at the end and she wouldn't use the medicine for the disease,I avoid the nhs I'm aware of how I'm perceived I exist .
     
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    There are a lot of potential causes of high blood pressure. Some are behavioral, some are dietary, most are not. Clogged arteries are the most common reason, forcing your heart to pump harder to get the blood out where it belongs. This is something that can be treated.
     
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  9. Rexi

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    Is your husband APD? If so he can be logical and make abstraction of your feelings, he just wants you to do as he thinks and not doing so will threaten his public image because your health is somewhat dependent on him in his view and you are his.
     
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    I have gerd and it's suggested to take stomach protectors before anything acidic. There are natural remedies and the one with the most proof is liquorice. It acts in 2 ways as opposed to other plants too. There are plants you can use to take care of yourself, lower bp but you need to learn the dosages that are best for you.

    Insulin resistance is related with diabetes, the test is good to take to see you sugar levels even if you don't eat sweets. They can build up in organisms that are insulin resistant

    You have the right to refuse treatment.

    Things can be upsetting like hearing someone wont take treatment but ultimately he is your husband and sworn to be there for good and for worse. He could still help you in a different way instead he is protesting.

    Yet the mistake is trying to control your reaction and decision instead of his. If he wants to set limits, hes not doing it right. That is his problem though. Yours is how to deal with the situation.

    You have a deep wound from the past that makes you mistrustful about meds. Try reading more about side effects and how you can combat them, also talk to the doctor about your concerns and work out a treatment that you can take, some doctors prescribe natural treatments. This could be lethal so it's important that you don't ignore it and do your best to find the right option for you.

    Are you able to weigh out this crisis and compare being taken in an ambulance to emergency due to the seriousness of this situation to the side effects of and the treatments you could take? Are you able to accept you are in danger to the extent the doctors said? If not I would tell my therapist and work out the trust issues and how you can feel in control of this situation and make the best decisions for you.
     
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  11. Au Naturel

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    I am on statins to reduce my LDL cholesterol. I exercise and intentionally minimize my emotional stress. So I have good blood pressure, not just for my age but for any age. Usually in the 100-120 over 65-80 range, pulse in the 60s-70s. Just a cup of strong coffee can make that much difference.

    Even kids in their teens these days have high blood pressure these days. So common that the military cannot accept some of their recruits. Even entry-level coronary heart disease. No exercise and badly overweight. They actually have pre-boot-camp boot camps for those kids or they may require a doctor-prescribed diet/exercise regimen for 6 months prior to enlistment.

    Most of your cholesterol is produced inside your body while you sleep. Reductions in dietary cholesterol are only marginally effective. If your cholesterol is really high, no amount of dietary restriction will bring it down. Statins of one type or another are the only way. I have felt no side effects at all with mine.

    Emotional stress is a big cause of intermittent high blood pressure. The fight or flight reaction kicks in and never subsides. That's something you have to work out, ideally with a therapist but on your own if you must.

    Or it could just be your genes. Tell your doctor everything you know about your family's medical history, parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, and uncles.

    There is no medication side effect worse than a stroke or heart attack. Make sure the doctor knows exactly what you are taking now, don't just expect him to know even if he prescribed it. That includes any kinds of "natural" remedies you might take. Then take what he prescribes and do as he says.
     
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    What says I want those things? I mean: that is what my husband says too and yet, it is COMPLETELY the opposite. I just know that supposed medicine to control it, actually does not control it.

    All tests for my heart come back normal. In fact, when you are going to have a stroke or heart attack, a hormone is released and thus increases and mine is just at 14% which means no risk of cardiac or a stroke.

    I am taking fish oil, which is good for loosing up the artries, that causes high blood pressure.
     
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    Don't get me started on cholestrol levels. Are you SURE, that it is your cholestrol levels?

    A spiritual sister I know has chronic bad health, but her cholestrol levels are low.

    The pharma wants ones to believe that we need to reduce cholestrol levels and push statins, but in fact, if you do a bit of research, you find that it is low cholestrol levels which are dangerous. LDL is just another format and does a different job; it is not bad.

    Again, my friend has high blood pressure.
     
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    High blood pressure can be caused by stress from unresolved emotional issues such as anxiety, anger, or intense emotions. It can also be caused by low levels of magnesium or potassium.
     
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    Hi Suzanne,
    Back when, got GERD or so doc said. I Squeezed lime in water after every meal to chase it down, poof, plenty of acid to close sphincter for stomach. Doc wanted antiacied...why? to reduce already too low acid. Nope. Ten years later, all good. Little lime will do ya.

    Husband Vit D is 30...instant supplementation, Mine is <5....nuthin.
    Husband cholesterol 270...statins, Mine is 330...nuthin. Fine with me used red yeast rice and got the cholesterol to high end of HDL, low end LDL, Triglicerides were HALF of what they were on statins.

    Husband sprained ankle, splint, pain meds. Me...TWO BROKEN LEGS, crutches and ONE walking cast which took FOUR days to even get them to xray cause no one can walk with two broken legs....with yall as my doctors seems i'll have to!

    Please excuse my attitude...almost afraid to read it tomorrow.

    Seem to recall a ketogenic diet helping much of what you'd said. Eat mostly fat, low carb veggies and meat. Don't have to go full on, just adjust current meals. Idea is to burn ketones, not glucose, fat inside body then burns as fuel. Have friend that did with her hubby and autistic son. Really helped many health issues incl seizures. Be a big undertaking, but who knows...at least the diet does not allow ketchup, lol.

    If remembering right, cholesterol is there for a purpose, damage to interior of artery walls is 'patched up' LDL is like a band aide, when healed the HDL sort of gets it off. Statins might be ok if you can take the muscle damage, some ppl are fine. I'd try red yeast rice first (what statins are made from).

    You keep looking into what feels right as long as you are not in some red zone...do make sure your bp cuff is on correctly, arm placed where it should be, etc... Must be able to self monitor. If worried about diabetes (worry about hubby) a test kit is real cheap, free with rebates and has starter strips, test at home, different times of day. Might as well. Pin prick, blood sample, instant reading. Can do it when you feel extra good or extra exhausted.

    Privatized health care, i'd like a cure for THAT! Or at least my old $20 for every trip to the doc with my kids, labs incl. $40 to the specialist. No deductible for covered services. Twenty five years ago in history...people enjoyed health care without debt beyond their worst nightmares.
     
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    I can only speak for myself, but this is my experience with a very similar situation,...I hope this helps. For me, my blood pressure becomes elevated with anxiety and/or heart rate. Ever since I was a teenager, it has been elevated to the point where physicians have been concerned. Yet, some observations I have found. I have what appears to be "white coat syndrome",...basically, any time I am to have my blood pressure checked, I can begin to feel my heart rate go up,...and with it, no surprise, an elevated blood pressure. Now, there is some evidence in the literature to suggest that folks that have transient blood pressure swings, like I do, may still be at an increased risk for cardiovascular events. Having said that, I do see an ophthalmologist for regular eye exams,...and part of it is retinal mapping. The retinal blood vessels are particularly sensitive and will exhibit vascular "remodeling" due to chronically elevated blood pressure. Mine do not,...so far. So, I surmise that my baseline blood pressure is significantly less than what it is in the physician's office. Like you, I am not keen on the current lot of blood pressure drugs due to the side effects. For decades, my blood pressure would swing from 130-160/85-105 mmHg,...all over the place. Here is something to try,...and resulted in my last blood pressure being 115/60. 400mg of L-theonine, an amino acid that acts as a glutamine receptor blocker in the brain,...evens me out,...virtually eliminates the anxiety. 1000mg of magnesium relaxes the blood vessels and slows the heart rate. 1000mg of vitamin C relaxes the blood vessels. Lastly, while checking your blood pressure, breathe with your abdomen,...not your chest, as it takes the tension out of your body. Get yourself a home blood pressure cuff and start playing around with dosages that work for you. L-theonine (200-400)mg. Vitamin C (500-2000)mg. Magnesium (500-1500)mg. Everyone's tolerances and results will be a bit different. Do your own research.