UPS physical today.
Blood pressure was 175 over 100.
UPS has therefore laid me off until I can get it under control.
Jesus! That's a little high, 'Muppet!
Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Sep 18 22:46:51 2008 (gwUM9)
Limit (I didnâ€™t say stop) caffeine & salt. Salt affects me more than the caffeine and you would be amazed how much salt is in the food we eat once you start reading labels.
Posted by: Jerry in Detroit at Fri Sep 19 08:51:14 2008 (iVVqW)
Well that really sucks. I hope you can destress and get it back down quickly. Of course being without a job is not exactly ideal for lowering your stress levels ...
Posted by: Brian at Fri Sep 19 10:03:00 2008 (tVWQB)
I didn't know they could do that.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Fri Sep 19 11:44:04 2008 (+rSRq)
I've had a similar shock. Short term fix: see your doctor for medication. Long term? Weight control and exercise...
and good luck!
Posted by: mostly cajun at Fri Sep 19 19:34:33 2008 (H/5Ih)
After The Incident, I was put on a BP med. I went from a regular 150/90 with a resting pulse of 90-100 to (usually) 110/70 with a pulse of 70.
It took a little while for it to take full effect, over a year, but when it did... boy, do I feel better for it.
There are some side-effects, though. Increased sensitivity to heat and sunlight is the main one. I'm likely to be on the med for the rest of my life, too... but it's a relatively small price to pay to feel as good as I do. If I lose some more weight, I'll be golden.
Losing the caffeine wasn't a problem, oddly enough.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Fri Sep 19 20:46:56 2008 (AW3EJ)
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