Okay, I have lost a fair amount of weight on the South Beach Diet, and I have also changed meds for my trigeminal neuralgia. The following indicates my daily average of BP readings (3 per day) before and after the weight loss and med change. I attribute most of the BP change to the weight loss, but some is definitely the trigeminal neuralgia med change. I have also reduced my BP meds by 1/2, and am also riding about 140 miles per week.
Before weight loss and on old medication for
Trigeminal Neuralgia - early June
Average BP = 140/91
After weight loss and change of medication for
Trigeminal Neuralgia (and even with a reduction by 1/2 in my BP meds)- last 8 days
Average BP = 114/76