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    Old 05-26-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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    I feel Terrible

    I don't understand what is wrong with me. Since I got out of the hospital in March, I have been doing really well. (My blood pressue was 221/181 when I went to the hosp - with chest pains)....They found nothing wrong with my heart, only that I was iron def anemic and had thalasemia, but nothing to worry about.
    Thursday, at Wal Mart I checked my blood pressure and it was up again - 160/121...not too bad right? So, the doctor had me come in and he gave me more meds to take. This morning it was 160/94. My chest hurts a tiny bit and my left arm hurts a little (not much). But I feel like crud. I am so tired I can't do anything but sleep. I am going to Texas tomorrow and I'm not sure I have the energy....what's wrong with me???
    I'm 45, slender, taking lots of vitamins for the anemia
    I'm taking 25mg of metoprolol,,,,20mg benicar HCT (medoxonil), and 30mg of isosorb Mono.

    I have to feel better today !!

     
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    Old 05-26-2007, 02:03 PM   #2
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    Becky,

    Thye metoprolol you are taking is a beta blocker. The primary side effect of beta blockers is fatigue. Is it essential that you continue with it?

     
    Old 05-26-2007, 04:39 PM   #3
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    I don't know if it's essential or not

     
    Old 05-26-2007, 08:03 PM   #4
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    Have you had your thyroid checked? I developed high blood pressure and became very ill and found out I am hypothyroid.

     
    Old 05-27-2007, 02:27 AM   #5
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    They say my thyroid is fine.

     
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    Do you know what your blood tests numbers were for anemia? I developed anemia when I took Cozaar for HBP. You description of how you feels sounds just like I felt then. The anemia plus taking a beta blocker spells fatigue with a capital F!!! It will be awhile before you feel half way decent. I was getting ready to visit my daughter in another state. I went but spend the whole time lying on her couch instead of playing with the grandchildren. Do you know what caused the anemia? Fam

     
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    don;t take the vitamins with your blood pressure pills - as it may block the absorption of your pills. I ran into that problem. I would ask you doc about it.

     
    Old 05-30-2007, 06:15 AM   #8
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    My numbers on the anemia were - 9 for the blood count and 10 (i think) for the ferritan level. I just got back from Texas and did OK. Still had some chest pains, but they seem to be getting a little better. My husband took my BP on Monday and it was 140/94 - so it's getting better

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    Re: I feel Terrible

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    I don't understand what is wrong with me. Since I got out of the hospital in March, I have been doing really well. (My blood pressue was 221/181 when I went to the hosp - with chest pains)....They found nothing wrong with my heart, only that I was iron def anemic and had thalasemia, but nothing to worry about.
    Thursday, at Wal Mart I checked my blood pressure and it was up again - 160/121...not too bad right? So, the doctor had me come in and he gave me more meds to take. This morning it was 160/94. My chest hurts a tiny bit and my left arm hurts a little (not much). But I feel like crud. I am so tired I can't do anything but sleep. I am going to Texas tomorrow and I'm not sure I have the energy....what's wrong with me???
    I'm 45, slender, taking lots of vitamins for the anemia
    I'm taking 25mg of metoprolol,,,,20mg benicar HCT (medoxonil), and 30mg of isosorb Mono.

    I have to feel better today !!
    Becky, are you also taking a potassium supplement? The Benicar HCT has a diuretic in it and you are losing alot of potassium. It can also cause muscle aches and cramps in your legs and back.

     
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