Originally Posted by Lenin
Of course diltiazen can lower blood pressure; for some people that's it's ONLY function.
If it goes too low tell your doctor as soon as you can, especially if you feel fatigued and/or dizzy.
Probably for someone with low blood pressure the drug is an awful choice.
What condition are you taking the diltiazen for? I searched back on your past posts so I know a bit about your history.
I have always had low blood pressure WITHIN the normal range. Meaning, no one has never said that my blood pressure was "too Low". I am also a smaller person (5'1'' and about 113) and my blood pressure has always been low as far back as I can remember. My doctor also knows the full history of my blood pressure, so I assume he would not have prescribed the drug if he thought it would cause a problem with lowering my blood pressure.
I take diltiazem for chest pain. I have MVP and having pains sometimes, also fluttering feeling in my chest. I am taking 60 mg which I take is a low dose?? I can NOT take beta blockers because of my history of asthma. I haven't had any more dizziness than usual since starting it....(I do have CFS and have dizziness and fatigue from that).....should I just stop in and see my doc and have my blood pressure taken??