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Postby l412angel » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:07 pm

So upon experimenting with my BP I realized that when laying down its around 88/53...should I worry or no?

Sitting up its typically 96 or 110 over 65 or 70's
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Re : Experimenting

Postby l412angel » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:59 pm

Any takers on this?
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Re : Experimenting

Postby trish » Thu Apr 15, 2010 00:48 am

Are you still on BP meds? Sounds like you don't need them! If you're not, those are GREAT BP numbers as long as you aren't light headed or anything.
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Re : Experimenting

Postby sam10 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 01:00 am

When you take your BP lying down, do you wait a while and rest?
I take mine sometimes right after I wake up in the morning, before getting out of bed, and I get readings of 110/55. My doctor thinks that's fine.

If you worry, ask your doctor next time you see him/her.

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Re : Experimenting

Postby l412angel » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:50 am

Nope not on any meds...we stopped that 6 weeks PP...im no 5 months out...
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Re : Experimenting

Postby l412angel » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:51 am

I guess its just super weird to me to see such low numbers when on meds I was pulling #'s 160/130's after delivery you know? Its like Im shocked! But I guess in a good way!
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Re : Experimenting

Postby kara » Thu Apr 15, 2010 05:09 pm

Taking BP laying down is a bit tricky too, because you have to have your arm at heart level, not just resting on top of or under your body. That may skew the numbers.
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Re : Experimenting

Postby l412angel » Thu Apr 15, 2010 09:30 pm

My arm is at heart level I believe because its a wrist cuff right?
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