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Are home BP monitors accurate or at least in the ball park?
Tomorrow I am going first thing to do my fasting glucose. That will also help rule in/rule out problems.
I question adrenal fatigue (term tossed around too much) because of stress in my life and perimenopause. So many things to check out.
I have the arm band montior that's a CVS pharmacy brand - I think it is very accurate. My husband uses it, too, and we both test ourselves at pharmacies and supermarkets (when they have that free BP monitor for customers to use), and our home results are consistent with those readings. Plus, my husband is very good at gauging both pulse rate and his BP based on how strong and fast our pulses are, and his estimate is always very close to the machine readout.
*The more things to check out, the more interesting and varied life is! Just like being a Sherlock Holmes.
I had no idea histamine intolerance is related to low bp. I have wondered if that has always been my problem.
My bp hovers between 70/40 and 80/50. The only time it raises to 90/60 or more is when I am heavily pregnant and swollen. I have always been symptomatic though. Removing fermented foods would be a real drag, but it would be nice to not be on the verge of fainting all the time.
I feel back to my normal self again. I think this dip was virus related. I just don't have far to go down from my normal BP before I get symptomatic. It has been 3 nights since I've had my last middle of the night crash.
I will continue to drink a little caffeine each morning and my licorice tea at night (have to find that today at the co-op). I want to order REAL licorice candy on-line today because I just love it.
Thanks again to everyone for your shared experiences and suggestions.
Start date: 7-5-12
GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100
"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
Henri Frederic Amiel