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Old 02-12-2001, 04:52 PM   #3
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Re: Mum's high blood pressure

I would definitely get a second opinion from another dr. I always had normal BP 130-135 over 70-85 till I was put on cholesterol meds. and got very ill last year. For some reason my BP started rising over the last 4 months. My new dr. watched it very closely plus I bought a home machine, Omron self inflate to monitor it. Three weeks ago I went for another checkup and it was 160 over 100, so the dr. put me on 2.5 mgs. of Altrace. If it doesn't come down then I go to 5 mgs. So far it has been rangeing about 128-135 over 74-81. He wants it below 130, so we will see what happens with my last week of the 2.5 mgs. There are plenty of good meds. out there to help her, as those numbers are VERY high, and I am very surprised her dr. isn't more concerned. Take care, and I hope you find someone to help get those numbers down.