This’ll start personal but I really want to find out in general if this could really happen and what it means.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Put me in the hospital, it did. I don’t remember the numbers exactly but it was something like 290/185. Since then I’ve lost weight, started exercising and have been taking my medication like a good girl and I’ve lowered my pressure.
Well, my systolic pressure anyway. It has been reading lower and lower until it’s just about at normal-- between 135 and 125. My diastolic just doesn’t wanna co-ooperate. It regularly reads over 120.
My question is: Can the diastolic be higher than the systolic? Is that even possible? Under what circumstances would this happen?
P.S. My personal closest to being a freak of nature was 127/122.