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Old 01-11-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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Great News HBP gone!

I posted awhile back some of you may remember. I just wanted to update everyone how I am doing. For those of you that don't remember, etc. quick recap. I am 31 years old (well 32 just had a bday) and have had high blood pressure now for almost 2 years (was put on toprol, verapamil, annd then coreg) I pushed to have them find the cause of my high blood pressure and after so long finally found the cause. I was told after pushing to have a US of my adrenals and kidneys that I had a cyst on my kidney and that it was nothing. I opted for a sec opinion and was told that this cyst looked suspicious. I had surgery on dec. 7th partial nephrectomy. While in the hospital they did not give me any BP meds because immediately after removing this cyst my blood pressure was very low.(BTW this cyst was also pushing on my adrenal gland. I am happy to report so far that my blood pressure has continued to stay down. It's been over a month since I have had any BP meds. So far so good. I can honestly say that I had no idea just how many side effects I had while on those meds. I know at the time I NEEDED to take them. I do hope that this will inspire some of you that have no family history,etc. of HBP and are young to maybe push to find the cause. I am crossing my fingers still that my HBP is gone forever. And will continue to read on this board. Take care everyone

 
Old 01-11-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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Hi Lisa,

I remember you cause we have the same name. I am glad that everything worked out for you. Welcome back, Lisa

 
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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Re: Great News HBP gone!

Hi,

I am new. I am a 40 year old who has been daignosted with high blood pressure since last june. I am miserable because of that. I don't sleep so well and my blod pressure raised when I am underpressure at work for example and while being too tired even though I am under medication (50 mg of tenormin everyday)

Thanks in advance for any advice or help you can give me.

 
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Re: Great News HBP gone!

Lisaa,
I remember you too and am so glad you insisted on a second opinion!
This is very good news and serves well to let young adults newly diagnosed with hypertension to push for tests to unearth the possibility of secondary causes.

Good luck!

zuzu xx

 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:53 PM   #5
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Great news! Glad you insisted and an operable cause was found. Hopefully hypertension won't return.

In my own case, I'm 48 with a strong family history (both parents, mother in particular), so I guess I'm stuck with it.

 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:54 PM   #6
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Agreed Zuzu, but if they run all of the blood tests, thyroid+, would they be able to locate something like this from a CBC & a Metabolic Panel???? My kidney function was perfect, so they didn't run any additional tests & everything else that can be a secondary cause of HBP showed up as perfect on the blood test. I still say that it is anxiety. Today I hs 124/72 & I was upset after days of 108/62 & etc..... Time to go to the specialist on 2/10.

 
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Lisa,

I likely wasn't even around here yet when you reported on the board previously, but I'm so glad to hear that an operable cause was found for your HBP. We don't get good news on this board too often, and it is certainly welcome when we do. Hope you will be doing fine in your recovery.

 
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Axe,
Usually secondary causes are suspected if BP remains uncontrolled over a period of time, no matter what drug regimen you're on.

Also, if there are kidney or adrenal tumors, one would normally be symptomatic in one way or another: Flushing, palpitation, headaches,tremors,rapid pulse, sweats etc etc.

By the way, I know how happy you are w/ 108/62, but 124/72 is still just fine and I'm sure it'll go down again at some point to your usual low. Don't fret!

Glad you have appt coming up. (to discuss Atenolol wean, right?)

zuzu xx

 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:13 PM   #9
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Lisa,
I remember all the fustration you went through. I am so thrilled you found an answer. It's nice when people who have found a solution post here and let the rest of us celebrate with them.
Here's to your future without HBP!
Cass

 
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Wait to go Lisa and im glad you find the cause of your hbp. i hope your nomal bp readings continue. i can understand not wanting to take meds.Good thing you didnt just accept the drs answers and pushed for a solution.

Good for you and good luck.

 
Old 01-11-2005, 06:07 PM   #11
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Great news Lisa. Enjoy life without meds.

 
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Glad you have appt coming up. (to discuss Atenolol wean, right?)


Zuzu,

It will be about an atenolol wean to get off of this miserable drug, as well as a Lotrel switch or wean very soon as well. I hate feeling like junk the morning after 2 drinks, rich foods at a really nice restaurant, feeling like a zombie at 3-5 P.M. during the day & etc. It is not any way for a healthy 34 year old to live. Everyone that I have talked to recently have declined the docs. scripts for HBP Meds. It has been in the dozens at least. I don't blame them.

 
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