How to get my BP down?

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  1. HopefulOleTrucker

    HopefulOleTrucker Bobtail Member

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    I have my DOT physical for school in the morning and I was wondering if there are any tips for getting my BP down besides taking my medicine.
     
  2. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Get yourself a BP tester from Walgreens and see where you’re at now.

    And don’t freak out about it - stress= higher BP.
     
  3. Hazmat Cat

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    Beet juice
    Water
    Good sleep
    No caffeine/energy drinks
     
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    Drain a couple quarts out:oops:
     
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  6. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Now you have my curiosity up, if you have BP medicine, why would you not want to take it?
     
  7. Tx Countryboy

    Tx Countryboy Road Train Member

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    I have HBP, Sleep Apnea (Untreated), and type 2 diabetes. What will happen if I just check no on the health problems and medications questions on my physical and pass my physical? Should I even mention it to the doctor?

    From another post.
     
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  8. blairandgretchen

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    Obviously this is quite a concern then . . .
     
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    kinda late to be asking for tomorrow...

    but, NO caffeine, NO salts, NO candy, sweets, No sodas unless caffeine and sugar free, get your sleep.

    for breakfast, maybe a couple of eggs cooked the way you like them, NO toast of any kind, NO carbs......!!!


    drink LOTS of water the rest of today, and for breakfast in the morning.

    make sure you "drain out" before you go for the DOT, BUT drink maybe 1 glass just before the DOT, so that you have some "fresh" urine for the pee sample, for when they dip it for sugar..
     
  10. starmac

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    I may be way off base here, so sorry if I am, but I have a feeling that you are seriously over weight. If so the doc may just give you a pretty serious and rigorous exam, especially if you have to go to one that the company requires.
     
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