Looking for a bit of support and comfort really. I'm still slightly realing from discovering I have ridiculously high blood pressure.
All my adult life my blood pressure has been normal, creeping to the top end of normal over the last few years but at my HRT check up on Tuesday it was 160/90. I was advised to buy a home monitor and keep a record but to go back to the doctor if it was consistently high - back on Weds cos the readings i got at home were in the area of 204/113. Saw a lovely doctor who talked me down, agreed that it was probably the high levels of stress i'm dealing with at the moment, reading in the surgery was back at 160/90. Got sent home to keep monitoring but with the instruction to come back if I was still getting high readings at home. Long story short back at the surgery this morning with levels over 200/100 so now on Amlopidine and trying to relax and not panic.
I'm a bit shocked to be honest. I'm a healthy BMI, right in the middle of my ideal weight range walk several miles a day and run 5k three times a week. I don't smoke, have a healthy diet, i do drink too much but not outragous. I actually feel quite tearful and silly about and just wanted to talk to other people to see what life is like on meds.
Any encouragment gratefully received.