Wednesday, January 03, 2007

High Blood Pressure

Earlier I commented that my blood pressure was so high at the doctor's office, they gave me medication and made me stay for awhile. I just researched this: "A blood pressure level of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high."
Mine was 187/124! As I also said, I have never had blood pressure problems. The doc scared the crap out of me when he started calling for the nurse to get me medication NOW and told me that I should be scared. Guess it's a good thing I had an appointment this morning or I could be here drooling and crapping myself until someone decided to check on me. And guys, I'm in my early 40's and in great shape!
I have to take 3 more pills and return in the morning. So get your blood pressure checked at the local pharmacy, at least!


Skittles said...


NoMas said...

Yeah, who'd a thunk it! The doc scared the hell out of me. After the nurse took my pressure, she ran to get him. He took it himself and started yelling for blood pressure pills and made me lay down. I was feeling just fine - no symptoms other than depressed about the buck.

Otis said...

187/124 is high clinically but it could be transient and situational.

Anne said...

Glad you got to the doctor so quickly, NoMas... You've been under intense pressure, and your body was letting you know that you needed someone to hear you !

Didn't get your 3;30 comment to me yesterday, but I am here if you want to talk, NoMas... You can e-mail me privately at, and/or if you want my phone number, we can chat that way !

NoMas said...

Otis: yeah, I can believe situational. It's still high today. I need a vacation with some hot pool boy bringing me cocktails.