Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Hypochondriac Moment

I think I’ve freaked myself out a little with the low blood pressure thing I mentioned in my last post. I can’t seem to find information on having just a low diastolic pressure with a normal systolic one. All the sites that I looked at seem to talk about both being too low at the same time. Does anyone out there know something about this?

- 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 pear
- 2 cups of a mushroom, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot platter with light ranch dressing
- 2 wraps, each on a soft tortilla shell with honey ham, grated cheese, 1 cup of Seven Day Salad, calorie wise Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 6 large crackers
- 2 glasses of peach juice
- 2 shortcake biscuits
- 1 glass of milk
- 2 apricots

- 30 minutes of walking completed in 2 outings (10 minutes long and 20 minutes long)


  1. The best of luck to you. You CAN do this!

  2. Sadly, I have no blood pressure information/advice, all I can offer is best wishes. Stay safe and healthy! Go to a doctor if you're worried.

  3. I spoke with a pharmasist today and she told me one low reading is nothing to be concerned with. She also suggested taking my own readings a couple of times over the next few weeks at the free cuffs their store has to see what is normal. If it is reading really low on a consistant basis she said to mention it to my doctor, but that it still wouldn't neccessarily indicate a problem unless there are symptoms like dizziness (which I don't have). Whew! Hypochondriac moment sated for now!