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Old 10-27-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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How Much Do Meds. Bring B/P Down???

I want to vent for a short moment. Why do docs. put patients on meds. on a 1st visit. If a patient has white coat (like myself) & has a high 1st #, then why not test again in another month with lifestyle changes??? I have no idea what my real B/P is now, because I was put on Lotrel (by my 1st doc 20 months ago) & Atenolol (by my 2nd doc. who didn't tell me about the side-effects & addictive qualities to it when you try to quit the drug). I am going to look at the studies.