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My BP before surgery was usually 144/92 and Type 2 diabetes glucose ran high in the mornings around 152 and throughout the day it stayed around 130-140. Immediately after surgery everything dropped in normal range. Right now my blood sugar is going higher in the mornings (still within a high normal range) about 116-120 and throughout the day it stays around 110-120. BP now fluctuates too, it was 124/82 today at the Drs office. I was never on BP pills or diabetes pills.

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This is such a helpful thread.
When I was in the hospital (2 weeks ago) my bp was 188/96. I’ve taken meds since my twins were born 21 years ago and my bp went up but never came down. I take 2 meds. They discontinued the med with the diuretic the day after surgery because obviously they are trying to prevent dehydration.
I was instructed to purchase a blood pressure monitor and keep track of my bp when I went home, and to let my PCP know when I saw it drop so that my dosage could be changed.
Since yesterday, I have been extremely fatigued after feeling like the energizer bunny since surgery. My bp was 126/79……😳
Same today and still tired. I see my PCP tomorrow morning at 8:30. My pcp did tell me in April that she and my surgeon were communicating about my bp and the fact that my meds would be getting adjusted.
I am so thrilled about this! 🤗

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Your BP is often higher when you see the doctor. Apparently they attribute it to a conscious or subconscious stress reaction. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I started keeping a record of my at home BP readings to show my GP but then forgot to take it 🙄. My readings are usually 15-20 points higher at the surgery than at home. Funny thing is I’ve been seeing her for more than 20yrs, taught her daughter, she’s very supportive & we get on really well but my BP still goes up. I blame the traffic I have to battle to get to the appointment. 😁

And yes your BP will be up & down at home too depending upon what you’ve been doing, time of day, if your hydrated, etc. I always record the time & add what I’ve been doing against the reading. Sometimes it’s helpful to take it at the same time three times a day.

Congrats to everyone who have been able to reduce or drop their meds. 🎉

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17 minutes ago, Arabesque said:

Your BP is often higher when you see the doctor. Apparently they attribute it to a conscious or subconscious stress reaction. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I started keeping a record of my at home BP readings to show my GP but then forgot to take it 🙄. My readings are usually 15-20 points higher at the surgery than at home. Funny thing is I’ve been seeing her for more than 20yrs, taught her daughter, she’s very supportive & we get on really well but my BP still goes up. I blame the traffic I have to battle to get to the appointment. 😁

And yes your BP will be up & down at home too depending upon what you’ve been doing, time of day, if your hydrated, etc. I always record the time & add what I’ve been doing against the reading. Sometimes it’s helpful to take it at the same time three times a day.

Congrats to everyone who have been able to reduce or drop their meds. 🎉

They refer to that elevated pressure as white coat syndrome. The official or professional look of the white coat is said to make us slightly anxious.

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I have always had high blood pressure, but after my recent revision in August of last year, about two months in, my blood pressure dropped. Stopped taking Lisinopril. 8 months after that my BP is still on the low side. I hope it stabilizes after I go full maintenance because sometimes when I stand I feel dizzy.

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