Fml...blood Pressure Strikes Again.

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Patrick R.'s Comment
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Well...made it to prime!! Wooo....did all the physical stuff just fine blah blah...blood pressure 150/80....fml....my dr lied to me about needing a big cuff appearntly lol. Gotta get it down by tomorrow.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
James E.'s Comment
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I have high blood pressure and although mine is considered level 1, when I see the Dr it skyrockets. My Dr put me on a non diuretic BP medicine and it's working well. I'm also learning to meditate and breath not deep just a little deeper. Drink tons of water and if you can get some dried plain apricots and start eating them. Calm down and relax.

Patrick R.'s Comment
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Absolutley, I went and got a gallon of water and some bananas since they are supposed to help i got to go back at 930 tomorrow to have it retested. Just hard to calm down when you come to MO after a 38 hour bus ride and nothing to go back home to lol. Just hope all goes well tomorrow. they want me to do a sleep apnea test on wed but that wont even be a big deal lol.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Turtle's Comment
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Plenty of rest, tons of water, and ask to have the test taken while LAYING DOWN. I was allowed to chill for 15-20 minutes in a quiet exam room before the test. RELAX, BREATHE, RELAX.

Your numbers aren't far off. You can do it. Also, go to the bathroom before laying down. All that water will make you wanna go, which raises your pressure too.

Kat's Comment
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This is going to sound gross but it worked for me.....crushed garlic in a tablespoon of honey a few hours before and a banana or two. No salt, no caffeine!! You've got this!

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