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Concerned about taking (and not taking) blood pressure meds

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Old 01-08-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Concerned about taking (and not taking) blood pressure meds

I have had strange numbness and tingling all over my body and face for the last 3-4 months. I was finally tested for Vitamin B12 and do have an insufficiency. So, I started injections this week.

However, when the numbness would get really bad, I would get scared and anxious and my blood pressure would go up. Well, it stayed high after one episode, so my PCP put me on Lisinopril, 10 mg. After 3 days of taking it, my bp was in the 85/50 range. I called the doctor, and he said to half it to 5 mg/day. Well, I did that once, but other than one day that I had a doctor's appointment, my bp has been normal. Today, it was 116/73 without meds for 4 days, but my PCP wants me to take the meds. I am afraid of it going too low, but I certainly don't want it too high.

Any thoughts?

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Old 01-08-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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Re: Concerned about taking (and not taking) blood pressure meds

Just the other day my BP was 88/53 - my doctor said not to worry as long as I wasn't having any other symptoms, also dehydration can make your BP drop low.

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