Originally Posted by sam061
I was started on xanax right after it came on the market. I began with 1/2 mg
three times a day. I believe I was in my upper 30's at the time. Then I had a couple of bouts where I was taken to the ER. I also have atrial fib. I began having bp spikes and would get very weak. This is when they took me to 3mg per day.
Like when I first began taking it I felt fine.
What other meds are you taking for Atrial Fibrillation and High Blood Pressure?
Xanax is not a blood pressure medication. Although it does reduce blood pressure, it doesn't effectively block or inhibit the body chemicals (Hormones and Cytokines) that do damage to the heart, and all of the other organs, glands, nerve ending, muscles, bones, etc.
The last two days it has happened once each day. Last night I was watching a intense movie and then suddenly felt it. My wife took my bp and it was 172/99. I took a half of xanax, laid down, and it came back down.
Although a blood pressure of 172/99 is certainly not healthy, the underlying cause of the high blood pressure, which is excess body chemicals, such as Hormones and Cytokines, are very unhealthy. That is why blood pressure medications, and Atrial Fibrillation medications, are made to suppress or inhibit these harmful, excess body chemicals.
There are Beta Blockers
, and ACE Inhibitors
and Calcium Channel Blockers
, and Angiotensin II Blockers
(ARBS), etc., all which block or inhibit the dangerous effects of the excessive body chemicals.
High Blood Pressure and Atrial Fibrillation will just continue to do damage to body organs, glands, etc, if not taking advantage of the great, protective and sometimes "healing" effects of these types of medications.
I now have an enlarged left ventricle
Sorry to hear that. I've lived and fought against Heart Failure for over 22 years. It is not fun!
I had an appointment last week, but the doctor had a new observant PA, |
I didn't want to discuss this in front of her. Also he was in a hurry. I knew he was behind. But he a great doctor. Thanks for any advice. - Sam
You are lucky to have a great doctor to care for you, and one whom you trust. That bodes very well for your future battle against Heart Disease!
Take care....... and best of luck!