Blood Pressure Test No Worries!

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Gary J.'s Comment
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I'm 57 and got my CDL back in 1988. Time sure flies when a guys having fun. I'll make this short. I'm one of those guys that have always worried about BP test. Even saw my heart Doctor to try to figure it out. Had ecocardiogram all the testing Doc said all looked great. I asked him why my BP was normal 125,/75 all day long except for in the clinic and especially taking my CDL test.He said I had a bad case of white coat syndrome. Well I had this most my life and getting older didn't help. I was just plan sick and tired of all these doctors throwing BP med's at me for years cuz I was testing high just in the clinic. Let me tell you there are a lote of dumb Doctors out there and most of them are way to eager to through BP pill at ever problem. Well after seeing my heart doctor I went and saw my usual Doctor he saw all the testing form my hear Doc and my at home testing and even several BP tests I had been taking in my truck even after coffee were all good. He said I got preformane anxiety. He prescribed me ATENOLOL it's a Bata blocker it slows your heard down it's like a governor for your heart keep the RPM's in check. My Doctor prescribed me 25mg to take as needed for anxiety. Now if you get some from your doctor do not let him say there for BLOOD PRESSURE remember there for anxiety. Reason, if your on BP med's your limited to one year on your CDL exam. So here's what I did to curb my white coat syndrome while taking the test took me 25 years to figure me out so here ya go. Remember this is just me and everybody is different. I took 10mg of lisinioril 5 days leading up to the test, last dose 6 hours before test, takes this one 6 hours to kick in. 10mg of this is a very low dose all it does it help relax blood vessels. Then the night before the text I took 100mg of ATENOLOL just to get it in my system and starting to work, this one here takes three hours to kick in. So my my test was at 11am so I took my last dose of lisiipril at 5am and one more dose of ATENOLOL at 8am. I took 150mg of it just make sure I'd pass it. My BP test for my CDL exam was 125/72 heart rate 57 beats per minute. Best BP test I ever had at the clinic for exam and got it for two years. I belive just the ATENOLOL would have been good but I kinda used the lisinioril for extra Ins. Cuz it was in the cupboard.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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A proper diet of good-for-you food is all that's needed. Pills are poison and only mask a problem.

Auggie69's Comment
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A proper diet of good-for-you food is all that's needed. Pills are poison and only mask a problem.

His BP is fine except at the docs. Doubt food would help. Unless it's beer and oysters.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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A proper diet of good-for-you food is all that's needed. Pills are poison and only mask a problem.

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His BP is fine except at the docs. Doubt food would help. Unless it's beer and oysters.

My other half had 'white coat syndrome' in his early days; never DID (and still doesn't) have BP issues. I think it really IS a thing!

His eating habits HAVE improved immensely, though... thru the years, TG~~~!!!!! I truly believe diet has a ton to do with BP and MANY health issues. Maybe it's old age, but . . . we seem to stay pretty healthy, with a good diet (not in the terms of 'Keto' or any other 'branded' diet.. just sensibility!)

Quitting beer (and oysters, haha!) PROBABLY helped, too, Auggie! Tom's quit'em all.... (I miss the oysters, tho!) ;)

~ Anne ~

SweetLew's Comment
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A proper diet of good-for-you food is all that's needed. Pills are poison and only mask a problem.

Is there a “like” button on this site? Lol. Seriously, heart disease is a huge problem and medicine is not making it go away. Check your sources, know where your food comes from, and do not resort to the poison. If anxiety is the problem, look for alternative treatments. Spiritual and therapeutic. As Packrat says, the medicine only masks the problem. And I would add, they never claimed it would cure you.

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