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Old 03-01-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy high blood pressure

Im 25 years old and I am on medication for high blood pressure. the last few days i have been experiencing blurred vision and also i can hear my heart beat in my ears. does anyone know if this is normal or if i should be concerned?

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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Re: high blood pressure

do you own a blood pressure machine? if not, go to Walgreen's or Wal-Mart and get it read for free if you don't want to see a doctor.

your meds may be over-producing and giving you very low blood pressure, or (more likely) your body has adjusted to them and their effects are more limited than before. your BP may be too high again, in which case you would need to up your dosage. hearing your heart in your ears is typically a symptom of high blood pressure.

just remain calm and measure your BP at your earliest convenience. med adjustments may be in order either way, whether it involves decreasing, increasing, or getting off your dose entirely.

 
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Re: high blood pressure

The blurred vision is worrisome

 
Old 03-03-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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thank you. the doctor changed my meds so i hope that helps soon. my vision got better and now its worse then before.

 
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Hi Jamie,

I, too, had problems with my vision because of my bp med. But I don't take it anymore, I managed to reduce my bp naturally. Anyway, what is your new med?
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Re: high blood pressure

i was on nifediac now im taking triamt/hctz

 
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I was on a medication that fall into the same drug class as nifediac, I had a horrible blurry vision for years becase of it . It happened gradually so I couldn't tell what's wrong!!!

your new med is just 2 diuretics combined, it can cause hair loss and also blurry vision among other possible side effects. BUT as we always say, we all have different bodies and we react different to the same med. If you have any questions we are all here to help
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Thanks! its causing terrible headaches too. i think i will have to change meds again bc i cant deal with the headaches especially with 4 kids making it worse.

 
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Jamie,

What is your avg readings without high bp meds?
Just give us an idea!
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its around 135/95

 
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Your systolic is not that high, but your diastolic is a little bit high. Have you considerred lifestyle modifcations instead of medications?

 
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Re: high blood pressure

I think those of us with high diastolic have it worse. My systolic is like 107 usually now but my diastolic is inthe 80's normally except for today but that's rare.


I think we are much more of a challenge to treat and I think that's why we have the worst reactions to meds.

 
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Actually, younger hypertensive people have a higher diastolic than the rest. As they grow up the diastolic gets a little bit lower but the systolic spikes

 
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Actually, younger hypertensive people have a higher diastolic than the rest. As they grow up the diastolic gets a little bit lower but the systolic spikes
Oh lucky us.
Well that explains it then.

I read some newer studies that claimed a high diastolic was a sign of a healthy heart and having doctors not to focus on that as much, but also said that really the doctor has to look at the whole picutre before making that determination.

 
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a high diastolic was a sign of a healthy heart, I never heard of that. But maybe it's a "new science" lol. so I must tell my friend, who has a systolic of 180, that he's very healthy and should apply for a body building program lol.
I'm just kidding, you know we can't always take high bp seriously we will be more sick.
So laugh a little!
But seriously, most young people with hyptersion have high diastolic and as they get older the systolic gets higher than itwas in thier youth.
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