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Hello, My name is Peter and I had my stroke on Jan 1st, 2018, but I hadn't found this forum until recently.  I've always had extremely High Blood Pressure around 240 over 120 and on New Years Day I had a hemorrhagic stroke watching a football bowl game.   According to Family, I was completely, nonsensical and uncommunicative and just a miracle that I've recovered as much as I have.  I don't have any physical issues, or suffer from aphasia, though I do feel the stutter in my speech when I talk but if you asked me how I feel now I would feel like it falls within the parameters of what I did pre-stroke.  The biggest questions that I have are, what's next?  What made me so lucky, compared to other stroke survivors?  What issues that I might still have hidden undetected?  Are there any medications or regimens to get my, blood pressure lower since it's still 150 over 100?  I'm filled with questions that I hope that this forum can help give me answers.

 

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Hi Peter 

Welcome. 

There are so many invisible deficits related to stroke, I'm still discovering some. 

Don't be afraid to ask questions about something you're not sure of,  because you never know. 

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Greetings Peter,

I don't have any answers.  My stroke was in October of 2018, so I'm new to all this.  But just know this is a great site with a lot of support as we all make this journey.  I have found so much information from reading past posts by the members here.  Things that I thoughts were "just me" since the stroke, I find out other members have similar symptoms, most of which are "invisible" or sensory in nature.  I encourage you to read the past posts...very informative.  At least they have been for me.

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Hello Peter,

11 hours ago, tyrusrex said:

 I do feel the stutter in my speech when I talk but if you asked me how I feel now I would feel like it falls within the parameters of what I did pre-stroke.  The biggest questions that I have are, what's next?

 

Thanks

I stutter from Aphasia as well as before my stroke.  What next?-Keep an eye on your health and Blood Pressure and enjoy life. x

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Peter, Do you have a doctor, a GP who takes care of your medical needs? A family doctor to whom you can go if you're sick? Did you have a doctor who knew your BP was that high? Was there a reason for not putting you on BP meds? Because I'm not a doctor, but it sounds to me like you need to be on blood pressure medicine, unless there's a reason that you're not. Most of us were put on blood pressure meds in the hospital right after we had our strokes. We were also started on a drug to lower our cholesterol,  and an anti-depressant because depression is so common following a stroke. A doctor can tell you if you need these drugs. Good luck, Becky

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I got a job, so I could get medical coverage, I was unemployed when the stroke occurred but fortunately, I qualified for medical when it happened.  Now,  I have a doctor and a cardiologist.  I do have meds and they lower my BP about 100 points . though still high.  Currently, I'm on bisoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide. nifedipine, lisinopril, and atorvastatin along with a low dose aspirin. and zoloft as my anti-depressant.  My first doctor said that if they couldn't lower my BP any lower they'd might have to call in some specialists to take a look at me, 

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You're on "stroke meds": Hydro... is blood pressure, ator... is for cholesterol, and Zoloft. Yeah, your blood pressure is a little too high for comfort. Avoid the s's -Salt and Stress. Both can raise BP. I'm guessing that you already know this, but I wanted to be sure you knew because it's very common to overlook these factors.  I know that I did. I worked in high-stress job for 20 plus years. I'm not sure how big a factor that was in my stroke, but I'm sure it played a role,  especially when I also had stroke in my family history.  Enough about me! I was relieved to hear that you're on meds. You may want to do some research on lowering your BP, because there are studies on the positive effects of certain foods on BP.  Best, Becky

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On 12/21/2018 at 4:24 AM, tyrusrex said:

Are there any medications or regimens to get my, blood pressure lower since it's still 150 over 100? 

There are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk of stroke.  Click here and here

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Peter one year today since your stroke...onward and upward...

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Hey Peter,

 

Any updates on your blood pressure issues?

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