Varying Blood Pressure Numbers???
I have been taking Norvasc for a month or so (5mgs in the morning and 5mgs at night). I have also started excercising about 3 weeks ago. My evening BP numbers are excellent; around 112/68. However, my morning numbers are still somewhat high; around 125/94. I am a 46 year old male, non smoker, somewhat overweight (6'1'', 220#).
Question: Any idea why the diastolic varies so much and the systolic doesn't? The diastolic varies by 26 and the systolic only varies by 13. Is this normal? The norvasc is working. My prior morning numbers were around 150/108. My doctor said to try the norvasc for another month and he would then make a decision on whether to switch drugs.
All comments/suggestions are welcome. Thanks for your help.