By Susie624 Latest Reply 2010-01-26 17:35:44 -0600
Started 2010-01-25 15:32:08 -0600

Doctor has had me on Lisenoprel along with Diovan for bp wanted me to stay off lisenoprel fo 10 days then come in for bp check,so went in today and three different people tried to get a reading but could not find it, does any one else have this problem,Am also thinking of asking about taking me off metformin or at least reducing it,havent taken in over a week and fasting bs was 135 and test one and a half hours after I ate it ranges between 180 and 190 depending on what I ate. Linda

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Susie624 2010-01-25 22:10:11 -0600 Report

They used manual and upper arm and wriston the left side cannot use right because of mastectomy .Always have a hard time but have never failedto get one .wasn't supposed to see doctor for another month but she had an opening for tomorrow,so will be seeing her maybe she tell me if I'm still alive,sometimes I wonder about that.Other than a headache and some dizziness I feel pretty good,actually better than when taking so much meds I have more energy ,but my son says I am a real"b" I'm always screaming

salmanda 2010-01-26 16:57:58 -0600 Report

I am glad you are going to the doctor tomorrow. It is hard to imagine not being able to find a bp somewhere on you, but you are alive! Maybe it was an equipment malfunction.
Take care,
Sal :)

spiritwalker 2010-01-25 21:20:40 -0600 Report

There are times when its difficult to get a bp. You just switch
sites. Its doesn't need to be taken on the upper arm. It will also make a difference if the person used a manual cuff or a
machine. I find machines aren't the best choice. They are often
wrong. If they pumped you up in the same place several
times without a rest interval the readings could be off.

jayabee52 2010-01-25 21:05:40 -0600 Report

In what ways did they try to get the BP? Did they all use the machine, or did they use a manual BP cuff? When I was a CNA I chose not to use the BP machines, because the manual was more accurate IMO. Did they try other sites on your body than on your arm?
I don't think in all the years that I had been doing CNA work I had 1 time where I douldn't get a BP somewhere on the body

salmanda 2010-01-25 19:29:21 -0600 Report

That is scary Linda…no being able to find a bp. I have never heard of that before. How are you feeling?
Great numbers! Keep up the good work!

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