Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toms River, NJ
Bikes: 2009 Trek 7300, 2004 Kestrel Talon SL, 2009 Trek Sport Gobug
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Coming Off of High Blood Pressure Medication?
Anyone have any experience with coming off of High Blood Pressure Medication? After losing 30lbs and being in much better shape, I made an appointment last week for a check up. The Dr was happy with my progress and being that I was getting slightly dizzy when stood up and my blood pressure was on the lower side 106/70, he said I could cut the dose in half. Since then, I physically haven't been able to ride like I was. I get extremely bad headaches and my heart is just pounding...I feel worse than I did 30lbs ago and when I first got on a bike. I spoke to the Dr about this issue and he said I didn't have to modify my exercising or change anything. I am wondering if I need a "break in" period again and if I need to completely retrain my body or if I just really need to go back on the blood pressure meds? Anyone have this happen to them? I called the Dr's Office, but I can't really get an appointment until next week, when I have a follow up any way. All I know is, I am really aggravated and feel horrible after riding only 20 minutes....