Originally Posted by flowergirl2day
Thank you for your informative
Well..... thank you for your timely
response to my post!
I think that blood pressure control is a fine balancing act. Achieving and maintaining healthy blood pressure levels is never easy and without ''surprises'' along the way. Often, the blood pressure fluctuations we experience remain unexplained, leaving us wondering about their causes.
Back in 1998 I started taking frequent blood pressure readings at home. I was getting readings up near 190/115, along will increasingly ill health, and I wanted to know what was going on with my blood pressure. I wanted to know if my blood pressure jumped up that badly just once in a while, or after a meal, or after what?! I had no idea that I was starting down a path towards the taking and storing of over 27,000 blood pressure readings, and I had no idea the enormous wealth of information and benefits that would come out of closely tracking one's blood pressure.
Blood pressure, in most cases, is a gauge of the general metabolic health of the body. If there are metabolic problems, such as diabetes, or insulin resistance, or caused by immune system dysfunction, it will be reflected in a higher reading in the blood pressure gauge.
Some people have the opposite-paradoxical- response to a drug of what is expected. I wonder if others in your situation may have experienced the same thing - a blood pressure increase in response to adrenergic blockade with Coreg. If I dig anything up, I'll post it. |
When I reduced my Digoxin from .25mg to .18mg, and, also, after I changed my diet, my blood pressure and heart rate plunged. It shows the significant effect that diet can have on the reaction to medication, and the influence of one medication on another.
It has now been 7 days after the reduction to 12mg Coreg, and 63 days after the reduction to .18mg Digoxin, and my exercise tolerance is much better. Yesterday, I was able to get back to 150 pushups, 250 weight lifts, 400 steppers, and one hour power walk without struggling or suffering from breathing problems.
Different people have different reactions to medications based on diet, interactions with other medications, vitamins, minerals and other supplements, environmental factors and lifestyle factors. It is all very complex and adds some light to the complex job that a doctor has, in order to improve their patients' health.
Regards...... have a great day!