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    Yes, very much agree with you. That's so tragic...

    Yes, very much agree with you. That's so tragic about your SO...cannot imagine...

    I had tried lifestyle changes and already ate and exercised well before I went, with GREAT reluctance on the BP...
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    Good thing to try, thanks! Do you take pills or...

    Good thing to try, thanks! Do you take pills or capsules? How much? I have some hawthorne extract that I've not tried yet...
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    Feel kind of stupid about this but...just read...

    Feel kind of stupid about this but...just read that my 2nd BP med, Amlodipine, can CAUSE palpitations and arrhythmia, chest pain/tightness--as well as edema in ankles, feet, insomnia from...
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    Report on high Mag smoothie of kale, frozen...

    Report on high Mag smoothie of kale, frozen banana, almond milk: actually, quite good! I added a little honey, a shake of cinnamon. It was quite drinkable. The kale taste was minimal...I'll add...
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    Ah, the joys of island living...

    Ah, the joys of island living...
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    Now $2.03 at local gas station in Eastern coastal...

    Now $2.03 at local gas station in Eastern coastal North Carolina...on 1/14/19
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    Kamala Harris for 2020??

    Kamala Harris for 2020??
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    Great, love those little orbs of lush good fats! ...

    Great, love those little orbs of lush good fats! Our local Lidl had avocados on special and I grabbed 3 big ones. Been enjoying them a lot! Smoosh them up into a guac by adding some spices and...
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    Yep! I just started using a salt substitute of...

    Yep! I just started using a salt substitute of potassium chloride. I don't salt my food very much, but figured it wouldn't hurt...
    just read online that a smoothie that's high in both potassium...
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    Good point! Wondering about supplementing while...

    Good point! Wondering about supplementing while I'm on a calcium channel blocker and ACE drugs?

    Research says the CCBs can cause deficiencies in potassium, D, calcium and possibly CoQ10

    ACE...
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    This thread is proving interesting--and helpful! ...

    This thread is proving interesting--and helpful! Thanks everyone for your experiences and comments and links. One thing I've found is each of us is not bio-identical--so one size does not fit all. ...
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    [QUOTE=Teacher Terry;318750]I am on a beta...

    [QUOTE=Teacher Terry;318750]I am on a beta blocker to control my very fast erratic heartbeat and HBP. Luckily I haven’t had any side effects. I know someone that had a stroke when they quit taking...
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    Oh, my sympathy! Same drill here...the good...

    Oh, my sympathy! Same drill here...the good doctors here (I live in a small town) that friends recommend are not accepting new patients.

    Seems we must learn to doctor ourselves in many ways. ...
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    Well, everyone can have different possible side...

    Well, everyone can have different possible side effects. Mine have been the cough (better than when first started), insomnia, and some edema in ankles. But it's the pounding heart that's bugging me...
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    I'm not unhappy with the choice of DVDs from...

    I'm not unhappy with the choice of DVDs from Netflix..it's the delivery service that has me disappointed. Right now, 12 days with no DVD from Netflix..and counting. Who wants to keep paying for...
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    Yes! Our library has some good DVDs, too. ...

    Yes! Our library has some good DVDs, too.

    Also, by checking local online classifieds, I'm finding folks are selling their DVDs for as little as $1.00/each. Which means I could buy 10 DVDs a...
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    Actually, that might be very helpful. Right now...

    Actually, that might be very helpful. Right now I'm taking an ACE (Lisinopril) and a Calcium Channel Blocker (Amlodipine) for HBP. Maybe substituting a beta blocker for those two will both lower my...
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    Netflix Has Let Me Down

    A small rant. We've been steady Netflix customers almost since the beginning. DVD's. The service has gone from good to awful over the last 3-4 months.

    Right now, it's been 11 days without a...
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    VICE, the movie

    We (spouse and I) saw this yesterday. Very impressed. Amazing acting, story line, slice of history. A high recommend from the HappyHiker.
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    Arrhythmia Ended With Supplements

    Wonder if anyone has ended their arrhythmia by using supplements??

    I think mine are caused by my blood pressure meds depleting minerals...at least that's what my reading has shown as a...
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    Frankly, your celebratory dishes make ME want to...

    Frankly, your celebratory dishes make ME want to celebrate! We like Indian food a lot, so often make something spicy with lentils or spinach...and falafels are yummy but not too special for a...
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    Original poster, here... Does anyone else find...

    Original poster, here...

    Does anyone else find it interesting that this thread has turned into commentary about stocks and investments?? Not a criticism at all, just an observation.

    I do...
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    Ice Cream Sundaes: 1 scoop good quality French...

    Ice Cream Sundaes:

    1 scoop good quality French Vanilla ice cream
    4-6 Bing cherries and juice from a can of dark Bing cherries
    a healthy squeeze or spoonful of dark chocolate syrup

    Very...
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    I respect everyone's ritual/custom of gift-giving...

    I respect everyone's ritual/custom of gift-giving this time of year. Or not. Spouse and I opted out a few years back. Just felt tired of feeling compelled to go out and buy something because of a...
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    I adore any custardy-thing such as Creme Brulee...

    I adore any custardy-thing such as Creme Brulee or Flan or Creme Caramel.

    After that, I'd opt for home-made Key Lime Pie or home-made blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream.
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