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Dizzy spells and blacking out

StromXTc

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George West
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Brian
I took lisnopril for 3 yrs and had a continuos dry cough. Carried a handful of cough drops in my pocket every day. Finally mentioned it to my heart dr. Duhh, it’s a possible side effect. He switched me to another and now I don’t cough and sleep better. So no matter what you get on, be very vocal when they ask how your feeling.
Yeah, that said that but I have seasonal coughs aka algeries
 

Tracker

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Dec 25, 2005
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down in a holler, Catawba County, NC
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Gary
Michael, any improvement?
I've gotten a bur under my saddle to get my weight down and hopefully my BP. Lost 12 # so far. Down to 2016#. Last time I got down to 208#, I was able to get off BP med. We'll see if the old body still responds that way. Target goal is 199#.
 
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Krum Tx
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Michael
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McMillan
Thanks for checking in. So far we are seeing small improvements but still have some bad days when I get stressed. Now that I know it is high blood pressure, a lot of the way I have been feeling finally makes since. I stopped coffee completely and cutting way back on salt. I am taking CoQ10 and tumeric to thin the blood and help with heat health along with Valerian root if I am feel bad when my pressure is up. So far this has been helping a lot along with a lot of exercise. (Loading hay bales in the pasture this week has been the exercise of the week)
So far I am just continuing to monitor once a week so we will see. Thank you all for your prayers. This is not fun stuff and has put a lot of stress on the family. We really appreciate y'all.
 

Windmill

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Quitting caffeine was so hard on my system. It takes me about two months to get over it. Yes I have slipped up lots of times. Michel you are wise to do it naturally. Thanks for the inspiration.
 

Crew Chief

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Rendon TX
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Mike
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Brewster
I'm late coming in but prayers will be sent. FWIW, I think this group must say some good ones.
 

Windmill

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My heart Dr. has never even mentioned caffeine. :shrug:
I abused it, like 6-8 diet cokes a day. Caused me bad sleep habits. I'm sure caffeine in moderation won't affect blood pressure. Not sure if mine went down from stopping it, but I felt better and my wallet too. I am the same way with beer. I love the taste and the relaxing feeling of two or three, but after time the numbers increase. Guess I don't have good will power. Same thing with Blue Bell, we rarely buy it :).
 
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Krum Tx
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Michael
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McMillan
I have had issues with caffeine off and on for 20 years. I actually had completely stopped until 8 years ago during my wife's cancer treatment. Caffeine and Levi Garrett were my friends. ( Another old habbit I gave up) I wish I could promise the wife and the Dr that I'm done with coffee but boy that stuff tastes good. I had a small 4oz cup yesterday and had no issues. It was the first in about a month but I'm going to stay away for now.

I had to give up blue Bell a long time ago. My body finally forced me to stop and it's just not worth feeling bad for a week after a bowl of blue Bell. I will say however that we are almost primarily coconut milk folks now and there are some great options there.
 
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