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Robertrb 08-24-2018 03:39 PM

Can i raise my bp dosage safely ??
Ive been on Lisinopril for 8 months and my BP which started at 170/94 went down and down and my Doctor gradually decreased the dosage from 20mg to 10, then 5, and finally 2.5 which ive been on last 2 months. Up until 4 weeks ago my BP would daily average 117/76
I went on a cruise overseas then continued the vacation for 2 weeks in Massachusetts, did alot of flying as well. Came home finally 2 days ago, and since then my BP suddenly through the roof average 178/93 although yesterday it did eventually go down to 131/82 three readings in a row. Today back up high.
Last night I took 5mg instead of 2.5. Is it ok for me to increase that on my own? My problem is my previous doctor retired, and when I made appt with new doctor, that is not until Tuesday, so i cant seem to get an answer. If its safe, can i even up it to 10mg? Also peeing alot more last 3 weeks (trip anxiety?)Please advise if ok to increase BP .

Titchou 08-24-2018 05:57 PM

Re: Can i raise my bp dosage safely ??
I would wait. Can you email the doctor? I did that with mine and listed all my readings and heart rates. She increased my dosage without going in the office at all.

Machaon 08-25-2018 11:51 AM

Re: Can i raise my bp dosage safely ??
Back in 1998, my blood pressure was out of control and my cardiologist's efforts were not getting my blood pressure down to safe levels. So... I decided to take control over my medications. I had a bunch of Coreg (beta blocker), Accupril (ace inhibitor), Slow release Nitro, Lasix. I started increasing the medications and tracked the results by taking my blood pressure an average of seven times a day.

From 1998 thru 2004, although I constantly experimented with my meds, I had limited success getting my blood pressure down to healthy levels. I finally figured out that my chronically high blood pressure was, in large part, caused by my diet.

Currently I decide exactly what meds I take and the dosages.

I am not suggesting that you experiment with your meds without your doctor's supervision. I am just posting my experience.

Best of luck and health, Bob

Robertrb 08-27-2018 01:19 PM

Re: Can i raise my bp dosage safely ??
thanks, i did consult with a doctor and found out i could raise it over the course of a few days from 2.5 now its 7 and BP seems to be on the improve

Robertrb 08-27-2018 01:22 PM

Re: Can i raise my bp dosage safely ??
Thanks Bob, no question my diet on this vacation went South, way too much salt plus too much food led to high BP, Id been really doing well for a year prior, watching what i ate, no salt, etc. The BP is going in the right direction pretty quick with a slight increase in MG plus back to eating smart again

Robertrb 08-27-2018 01:24 PM

Re: Can i raise my bp dosage safely ??
thanks, i did consult a doctor and he said increase the mg slowly over a few days time.

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