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Old 04-24-2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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help! I'm stressing out!

Since my blood pressure shot through the roof last Feb, Nothing the doc gives me seems to work for more than a week. Each tab brings it down, then hey presto, it creeps up again. Today it's 190/103, some one please tell me they've been higher than that with no ill effects. I don't see doc again till next wed.

 
Old 04-24-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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Re: help! I'm stressing out!

I was in the hospital a week ago my bp got as high as 215/130. I have had test on my kidneys, echo cardiogram on heart so far no damage has been detected. My doctor changed my medication to metoprolol 25 mg in addition lotrell 10/20 I have been taking for 2 years. He also prescribed xanax for anxiety. So far my bp has been normal.

 
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:15 AM   #3
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Re: help! I'm stressing out!

thank you for that. I phoned doc, who said that the 50mg cozaar she had me on took a few days to work, but if it was still high on wed. she could raise it to 100mg.

 
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Re: help! I'm stressing out!

My b/p was over 200 for months but I do have a good family history of tolerating high blood pressure without ill effects. Fam

 
Old 04-25-2009, 11:39 PM   #5
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Re: help! I'm stressing out!

Do you regularly excercise? whats your resting pulse?

 
Old 04-26-2009, 01:53 PM   #6
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Do you regularly excercise? whats your resting pulse?
I do regular exercise. my pulse is usually about 68 or less. I worry because there is a history of strokes in my family.

 
Old 05-12-2009, 01:37 AM   #7
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My father had HBP since early thirties. The last 10 years before his stroke it had been uncontrolled hypertension. He never took his meds, he said they were too expensive. His BP was 200+ over 120-130 for as long as I can remember. After 10 years of ignoring his BP he had a mild stroke at 52. I think prolonged hypertension is the problem more so than short term spikes.

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