I started riding in 2004 and have never stopped. I was 220 and at the lowest, 170. Now at 190, I still ride as much as I can. My BP since I really started paying attention has been 100/60. Over the last year, it has steadily risen to the borderline area.
My family has history. My mother is on medication but not my father. My cousin is 37 and has been on BP meds for 15 years. My wife is an RN and she said she figured it would have been here sooner. This past week, ive started having some "different" kinds of headaches. I was at the beach, the 2 of the 3 kids I have were sick with high temps, I was on edge in fear of the vacation being spoiled. The headaches came.
While I was at CVS in Cherry Grove, SC, waiting on meds for the kids, I hit the BP machine. I know, not really that accurate but it was free and kind of looking at me so.
My BP was 130/80 I was like, uh, thats not correct. I didnt do it again. Anyhow, today, same headache. Wife pulls out tools and checks it, its 120/88
I am not taking meds for this. I fully believe that the reason for this is that I took the fam to disney in june and have ate everything under the sun with no remorse since then up to last week. 2 full months of the kill zone of food. Soda and take out.
Now that the final vacation is over, I have began to eat correctly and continue to ride. I will keep an eye on it. Has anyone had problems with HIGH BP and you ride AND eat right? That would suck balls. I hope it does not come my way....