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billrich210
10-20-2009, 04:03 PM
That's what my doctor told me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and then again when they doubled it two years ago. Well now I say BULL****! I have beaten that monster and I am proud to announce that I no longer take or need medication to control my BP. This was approved by my doctor by the way, not just my idea.

Seems all I had to do was quit making excuses and get off my fat butt! Diet and exercise really do work. Of course I knew that all along but blamed my back problems, knee problems, work stress, finances or anything I could for my condition I will not go back to being that person again.

I just wanted to bragg and say THANK YOU to everyone here for helping to motivate and keep me motivated.

Say no to drugs!

Bill

james0566
10-20-2009, 04:07 PM
great to hear!

ejthomp
10-20-2009, 04:14 PM
That's what I'm talking about!!! Nice job!

Took my blood pressure the other day... 120/70... It really is silly for overweight people to argue and make excuses, isn't it? As much as I wanted to make excuses, I always knew that I was just fat and lazy.


Imagine all the blood pressure and diabetes meds along with all the sleep apnea aids that wouldn't be needed if everyone just took better care of themselves.

Wayne Evans
10-20-2009, 04:18 PM
That's what my doctor told me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and then again when they doubled it two years ago. Well now I say BULL****! I have beaten that monster and I am proud to announce that I no longer take or need medication to control my BP. This was approved by my doctor by the way, not just my idea.

Seems all I had to do was quit making excuses and get off my fat butt! Diet and exercise really do work. Of course I knew that all along but blamed my back problems, knee problems, work stress, finances or anything I could for my condition I will not go back to being that person again.

I just wanted to bragg and say THANK YOU to everyone here for helping to motivate and keep me motivated.

Say no to drugs!

Bill

Howdy....I'll give you a bump....

Well...that is very 'brag' worthy to me.
I was taking Avalide for about a year up until 4 years ago which is when I started my mission of transformation to gain strength and self repect.

Since I started BB not only is my BP in the right range my T level is 760 (max being 785 f I recall correctly) and the doctor/nurse could not believe it and I was elated.

Haha...I just remembered, the doc did ask me what supplements I take and I felt he was fishing for some confession that I used some substance that is not to be dicussed in this forum.
I smiled and said 'protein and creatine' (I cycle creatine every couple of months)

So...that is all the 'motivation' I need which compliments my my inherent stubborness to look like a very strong and healthy 62 year old...musician.

Stay on the path weedhopper....and some reps for your diligence.
Good luck....

Bando
10-20-2009, 04:58 PM
That's what my doctor told me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and then again when they doubled it two years ago. Well now I say BULL****! I have beaten that monster and I am proud to announce that I no longer take or need medication to control my BP. This was approved by my doctor by the way, not just my idea.

Seems all I had to do was quit making excuses and get off my fat butt! Diet and exercise really do work. Of course I knew that all along but blamed my back problems, knee problems, work stress, finances or anything I could for my condition I will not go back to being that person again.

I just wanted to bragg and say THANK YOU to everyone here for helping to motivate and keep me motivated.

Say no to drugs!

Bill

Repped, nice work. I remember when my doc took me off of Atenlol. My trainer didn't want me dong squats with hypertension, but I've read that heavy moves like that are good for opening up pathways or something like that and actually help. It was a good day when I told her I didn't have high blood pressure anymore.

Just think about it, you had a disease that kills people every day, now you don't.

GuyJin
10-20-2009, 05:06 PM
I guess I'm one of the lucky(?) ones; I never had a problem with high blood pressure, even when I was a heavy 3-pack-a-day smoker--it was always low, something in the range of 120/70--after I quit smoking, it dropped even more. Last week I had to go to the doctor for my check-up, and the reading was 112/68. While that is good, I am always mindful of the fact that HBP IS the silent killer; my mother had it in her later years and I'm cautious that the same thing could happen to me.

Reps to you, OP, for doing something about it and getting your house in order.

cross66
10-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Congratulations!

It great to you overcame BP. When I was diagnosis with diabetes my doctor told me I had to make some major changes or expect to stay on meds for the rest of my life. Diet and exercise made a big difference.

Way to go.

StressMonkey
10-20-2009, 06:37 PM
That's great. Good job. Your doctor never suggested a change in diet and exercise?

Inthegrass
10-20-2009, 06:41 PM
That's what my doctor told me 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and then again when they doubled it two years ago. Well now I say BULL****! I have beaten that monster and I am proud to announce that I no longer take or need medication to control my BP. This was approved by my doctor by the way, not just my idea.

Seems all I had to do was quit making excuses and get off my fat butt! Diet and exercise really do work. Of course I knew that all along but blamed my back problems, knee problems, work stress, finances or anything I could for my condition I will not go back to being that person again.

I just wanted to bragg and say THANK YOU to everyone here for helping to motivate and keep me motivated.

Say no to drugs!


Bill

Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!

billrich210
10-21-2009, 06:14 AM
That's great. Good job. Your doctor never suggested a change in diet and exercise?

Thanks everyone!

Actually my old doctor was nothing but a drug pusher and was happy to put me on meds and get rid of me. He convinced me that I was burned out, stressed out, depressed and need to take it easy (not work harder). But my new doctor is a great guy and actually cares. I owe him big thanks for not only suggesting diet and exercise but also helping me along the way. He calls my house to check on me and that helps to keep me in line. Like I said. I knew all along what I needed to do, but he helped scare me straight with blood work and some horror stories of other people's self-destruction. He is not afraid to tell me that I have screwed up. Weight wasn't my only excessive lifestyle choice to overcome but it is the last (work in progress).

kostasthai
10-21-2009, 06:31 AM
as a Dr bravo to YOU and your new Dr. If everyone was like you big pharma would not be big!

StressMonkey
10-21-2009, 06:47 AM
Thanks everyone!

Actually my old doctor was nothing but a drug pusher and was happy to put me on meds and get rid of me. He convinced me that I was burned out, stressed out, depressed and need to take it easy (not work harder). But my new doctor is a great guy and actually cares. I owe him big thanks for not only suggesting diet and exercise but also helping me along the way. He calls my house to check on me and that helps to keep me in line. Like I said. I knew all along what I needed to do, but he helped scare me straight with blood work and some horror stories of other people's self-destruction. He is not afraid to tell me that I have screwed up. Weight wasn't my only excessive lifestyle choice to overcome but it is the last (work in progress).

That's great. I was going to suggest you dump your doc but it sounds like you got everything straightened out.

billrich210
10-21-2009, 06:52 AM
as a Dr bravo to YOU and your new Dr. If everyone was like you big pharma would not be big!

Isn't that the truth. I was just watching the news this morning about government workers turned lobbyist for big pharma.......sickening.

Unique_weed
10-23-2009, 04:54 AM
I am determined to get off these BP pills. I'm overweight and fighting it. My Dr. acts as if he wants me to never be able to get off this stuff. Thanks for this posting.

mlandis
10-23-2009, 05:55 AM
I know the feeling.
I'm down to 12.5 mg of Hydracholorathizide (sp) I was put on pills when I turned 36 and I've gone from taking 2 pills a day to 1/2 a pill and looking forward to being totally off of that too.

chodan9
10-23-2009, 10:17 AM
great job OP!

my med intake is way down from a few years ago.

I had borderline HBP
last time I checked it was 110 over 70

reps to ya

jtroster
10-23-2009, 10:35 AM
Great news.

Six years my doctor told me I had to do something about my weight or I would need blood pressure and cholesterol medications. That started me on my current fitness quest.

AKMass
10-23-2009, 11:43 AM
Thanks everyone!

Actually my old doctor was nothing but a drug pusher and was happy to put me on meds and get rid of me. He convinced me that I was burned out, stressed out, depressed and need to take it easy (not work harder). But my new doctor is a great guy and actually cares. I owe him big thanks for not only suggesting diet and exercise but also helping me along the way. He calls my house to check on me and that helps to keep me in line. Like I said. I knew all along what I needed to do, but he helped scare me straight with blood work and some horror stories of other people's self-destruction. He is not afraid to tell me that I have screwed up. Weight wasn't my only excessive lifestyle choice to overcome but it is the last (work in progress).

This is awesome. You had the presence of mind to realize doctors are not infallible. They are as subject to the human condition as you and I.

You pulled yourself back from the abyss and the abyss did not look in to you.

I commend you. :)

Wayne Evans
10-23-2009, 12:37 PM
This is awesome. You had the presence of mind to realize doctors are not infallible. They are as subject to the human condition as you and I.

:)

Without meaning to hijack this thread I'll mention something relative here.

Two years ago I was having a typical BP checkup with my (previous) doctor who was about 4 years older than me.
During the visit and I quote verbatim: 'you don't need all that muscle'.
Well...I'm not THAT muscular but probably more so than most my age.
Point being that I bit my tongue and did not ask him if he knew of *sarcopenia*.
Why do people shrink as they age or break a hip when they fall down?
*Sarcopenia*.

So...I'm only emphasizing that IMO the older doctors become complacent in keeping up with new research and fitness truths therefore they are happy to prescribe me Avalide rather than telling me to get off my ass and build up some muscle and T levels with resistance training.

Back to topic......

billrich210
10-23-2009, 01:41 PM
I am determined to get off these BP pills. I'm overweight and fighting it. My Dr. acts as if he wants me to never be able to get off this stuff. Thanks for this posting.

Good luck to you. It is a great feeling knowing your life doesn't depend on meds everyday!

billrich210
10-23-2009, 01:44 PM
I know the feeling.
I'm down to 12.5 mg of Hydracholorathizide (sp) I was put on pills when I turned 36 and I've gone from taking 2 pills a day to 1/2 a pill and looking forward to being totally off of that too.

Looks like you are almost there. Good luck

runswithscissor
10-23-2009, 05:06 PM
Great to hear you are off the meds...F big pharma. ANyone who is struggling with high blood pressure should remember to watch your sodium and alcohol intake, and smoking.

It is more than a heart thingy...

High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and, over time, can damage blood vessels throughout the body. If the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, they may stop removing wastes and extra fluid from the body. The extra fluid in the blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more. It?s a dangerous cycle.

High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD). People with kidney failure must either receive a kidney transplant or have regular blood-cleansing treatments called dialysis.

I'd rather live healthy and not be on meds.

I am sure there are many out there who have gone through something like this...they listened to an idiot doctor during a divorce, he said the high BP was caused by stress, so they started on a BP medication and saw a doctor after the divorce who said they was depressed and they were put on another med. Then if the person was a man and couldn't get an erection and saw a third doctor who gave them Viagra...and so on and so on...

People need to be less willing to just take a pill. Unless they haven't done and don't want to do their homework. I am not saying going off all half cocked like they can read one thing on the internet and walk into a doctor's office as an expert, but for some people who suffer from some ailments, a lifelong ball and chain to a pill isn't necessary.

Again, congrats on getting off the meds!

backer
10-24-2009, 12:45 AM
good on you a victory for healthy lifes.tyle

Whatanejit
10-24-2009, 01:25 AM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f270/Whatanejit/Smilies/Happy/congratulations.gif that is great news and great motivation to others.

:D

JonnyStead
10-24-2009, 08:26 AM
Good to hear a success story fueled by common sense mate - well done !

JeffreyCarter
10-24-2009, 09:14 AM
Fantastic!


Hard work does pay off in the long run!

BackwoodsGa
10-24-2009, 10:15 AM
Congrats on your success!You're a true inspiration.