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    Apr 13, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
    I've known that I may be having problems with high blood pressure for a while now I just hadn't gotten to the doctor to have it checked out. It had been about 120ish.

    Well this past week I did have a doctors appointment as well as a dental appointment. Now the dentist needed to extract a tooth which was giving me enough problems that this last Tuesday my left cheek started swelling. The swelling was so bad that I didn't want to leave my apartment until my appointments on Thursday. I felt like the Elephant Man.

    Now I've lost my upper left canine tooth but I still have to go back and get the root taken out. The swelling needed to go down for that to happen. I was also told that if the swelling got worse I'd need to check into the hospital. (oh joy)

    Anyway, my dentist took my blood pressure before the work and it was about 158. Later that day I was at the doctors office and it was 160. He gave me a prescription for lisinopril.

    I have a few guess's of why my blood pressure is high though it does run in my family.

    Here's what it looked like on Wednesday by Thursday morning it was worse:

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  • Apr 13, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    awww.. sorry you arent feeling well...

    Ice your face and maybe try a yoga class?
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    Apr 13, 2009 10:10 AM GMT
    Maybe your BP is temporary elevated because of the pain and stress... A dentist's office is probably the worst place to get a blood pressure reading. This would be white coat hypertension to the extreme. Blood pressure needs checked at home when you are calm. Lisinorpil is a good medication. You may not need it once this dental problem is over...Have a speedy recovery.
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    Apr 13, 2009 2:06 PM GMT

    Change your handle for a while 'til the swelling subsides... icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 13, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Blood Pressure is a serious matter, but it can be resolved to an extent if treated well. I was at a heart-attack rate when I was up to 300lbs. Now that I'm at 142 (as of this morning), I'm perfectly fine. You don't need to lose weight, and that was the main contributing factor for me. Cut out as much unnecessary iron as possible - that's one way I resolved it. Also, speak with a nutritionist about other things you can do to reduce the ongoing battle.

    I know this sounds odd, but once your face has healed and you're at a peaceful point in the day, try jerking off and see if you notice a difference compared to when you feel your heart rate was last normal. For instance, it took me 3 hours once to get off when my Blood Pressure high. What can I say? I don't give up! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 13, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    You need antibiotics and ibuprofen NOW.
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    Apr 13, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidYou need antibiotics and ibuprofen NOW.


    Oh I've been taking them and still on them. My face looks much better now and the swelling is barely noticeable. At one point in the swelling I thought I actually looked better than I normally do but that didn't last long. My next visit to the dentist is Wednesday afternoon. I took many pictures.

    When I left the dentist last time I opened the door to the waiting room to leave and the room was full of people looking at me like "Oh my god what did they do to him". lol
  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 17, 2009 6:24 AM GMT
    Ouch

    Go see a cardiologist. Not a General Preactitioner! Tooth decay, high blood pressure. You don't want to risk your health!!

    feel better.
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    Apr 19, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    I'm much better now. Swelling is gone. The tooth is gone. I'm thinking about getting another opinion about my blood pressure.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 19, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    Go to a drug store where they have a thing you shove your arm into and it tells you your blood pressure. It will tell you you're normal. If it doesn't, then get back to me.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 19, 2009 1:39 AM GMT
    wait. A dentist took your blood pressure? They are not qualified for that.
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    Apr 19, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    my dentist and my normal doctor took my blood pressure. My doctor looked back over my records and found I have had persistent high blood pressure.