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High Blood Pressure

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Sep 2018
1:19pm, 9 Sep 2018
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Cyclops
Thanks, GlennR. I'll run today and Tuesday then and miss track.
Sep 2018
7:11pm, 9 Sep 2018
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Night-owl
I had one the other week was a PITA didn't run but at work it kept needing adjustment.
Feb 2019
9:10pm, 22 Feb 2019
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mikep
I was advised to have my bp measured by an eye specialist who found I have a cotton wool mark on a retina. I did and it is 198/101 which seemed to alarm the GP. She has put me on 5 mg Amlodipine. I am booked for the 24 monitor in a couple of weeks. Any thoughts or advice?
Feb 2019
9:46pm, 22 Feb 2019
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GlennR
In the short term, try to relax and cut down on the salt. They will get the dose sorted over time.
Feb 2019
9:49pm, 22 Feb 2019
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mikep
Thanks Glenn. OK to keep training and racing?
Feb 2019
10:05pm, 22 Feb 2019
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GlennR
You might want to be cautious with intensity, nothing wrong with volume.
Feb 2019
10:06pm, 22 Feb 2019
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GlennR
Oh, and I’m sure as hell not a doctor, just reflecting the advice I’ve had as a patient.
Feb 2019
10:15pm, 22 Feb 2019
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mikep
noted Glenn I'll have a go at the 10 miler on Sunday but give the 5ks a miss till I have another chat with the doctor or get a doctor's advice here

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