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14 hours ago, Layken said:

Soooo I didn’t think of it until yesterday but I was on 3 blood pressure meds before surgery and went down to half of one after. I checked my bp today and it was 128/78 so I’m going completely off of the last one to see if that helps.

I hope you aren't reducing medications without dr. approval or based on one reading? I'm reducing slowly per Dr. instructions. Taking two weeks worth of am and pm readings then reporting into her before we reduce further.

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On 10/10/2020 at 11:15 AM, It's time. said:

I hope you aren't reducing medications without dr. approval or based on one reading? I'm reducing slowly per Dr. instructions. Taking two weeks worth of am and pm readings then reporting into her before we reduce further.

This is something that my doctor told me was okay to do! My surgeon had me stop taking 2/3 bp meds right before surgery and I pretty much have to self monitor now. Of course, I call my dr with my bp readings, but my surgeons office didn’t do much with medication monitoring.

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On 10/10/2020 at 5:51 AM, Lanie992 said:

That is one of the best things that happened to me once I lost weight --- finally dumping one of my blood pressure medicine. Even WITH my blood pressure medicine - sometimes it would still be a little high prior to surgery.

I won't be completely free of them because I use one of them for Migraine prevention (propranolol), but at least I got the other one knocked out.

Congratulations! It is such a freeing feeling - not having to take that pill.

Yes! It is so awesome to be off of most medications. I’ll take Vitamins over them any day! And I feel you on the mental energy. 2020 period has been draining

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Like you, my energy did not increase after surgery. I gave never been a high energy person and was really hoping for a boost. I did notice that over the course of the first year my stamina increased, so I was grateful for that. Now, 4 years later, at the age of 68, my energy has improved slightly. Blood work has always been spot on, so I just accept this as part of who I am, and decide to be grateful for what I have.

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