I always had normal to slightly low pressure for most of my life. Even normal to low side blood pressure when I was pregnant. I am 39 years old and Female. Off and on for the past 3 months my blood pressure (when taken by a doctor) has been on the high side with readings from 130/90 to 160/90. The 160/90 was taken this morning by a nurse about 8:00 am. I am on a bunch of medications (see profile) and wondering if that is the cause. I am going to start exercising and eating much better starting tomorrow for extreme fear of what that high blood pressure could do to me. I am under a lot of stress and anxiety) on a daily basis as well (home and work). When the blood pressure was taken this morning, I had taken my medications and not had breakfast yet. I am going to have it checked around lunchtime again and at the end of the working day. About 4 hours apart for each reading.
Does anyone have any advice? Perhaps the only thing I need to do right now is to get off my lazy butt, eat better, exercise, and lose the 25 baby weight pounds from 3 years ago!
What I do not want is to start taking ANOTHER medication. Trying already to eliminate
the ones that I am on and to get a good combination of medication to get me to feel
like I want to feel, (resolve the Adult ADD issue and a good anti depressant medication).
Just about every medication you are taking can cause BP problems Why in the world are you on so many medications? Has the same doctor prescribed all of these? You are on the Lamictal for what reason, since you are not bipolar? I'm surprised you're not having more issues considering all the pharmaceuticals you are putting in your body. Check out the side effects for each of the drugs that you are taking. I wish you well
Thank you for the post. Yes, the same doctor gave me all of those medications.
I am going back next week to talk again about reducing the amount of medications that I am on. I was told that the Lamictal is for a mood stabilizer and not necessarily bi polar. I went to another doctor for a second opinion. He told me to stop taking all the medications the next day and "here is a perscription for an anti depressant and anxiety medication." I am no dummy....you CANNOT just go off at least two of the medications that I am on cold turkey. He said it was safe. One day I did forget to take my medications in the morning and I was a mess all day. Needless to say, when I returned home that afternoon, I discovered that I had forgotten to take my medications. I told this to that second opinion doctor and he said that I can taper down the medications if I wish. That was the last and only time I will ever talk to that doctor.
I really have concerns about a lot of the doctors anymore. They don't seem to know much about the medications they prescribe. I think you are taking too many different meds and I'm glad you're going to talk to your doctor about it........and, yes, you do need to taper off the meds, especially the antidepressants. Take care and good luck