Clonidine reducing my BP DRAMATICALLY!
Do I dare say it? I have found the drug that actually works for me. I used to average 150/95 on the other BP meds but within 15 minutes after taking my first dose of Clonidine my BP reading was 99/60. I about fell out of the chair when I saw that. I don't think my BP has been that low since I was a toddler! I should mention that I have been taking Atenolol (50 mg) during all the BP med experimention process because that was the only drug which the side effects weren't too bad for me, but it wasn't bring down my BP, either. This past Sat. I began taking .2mg of Clonidine twice daily but cut that dose in half on Sun. because my BP was too low and I felt like I'd pass out upon standing. I am also going to wean myself off the Atenolol and HOPE that the Clonidine, alone, can sustain my current good readings.I know that what drug works for me will not work for everyone here, but I wanted to share this info just in case somebody out there may have similar physiological makeup, etc. and has tried EVERYTHING - except an alpha blocker (like I had)
Last edited by las7715; 06-27-2005 at 12:56 PM.