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Old 01-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Elevated blood pressure

My blood pressure usually runs in the 120-139/83-90 range. For the past week it has been upwards of 140-150/92-100. I take 25mg of atenolol 2 times a day but It doesn't seem to do anything for my blood pressure. I have also began the bad habit of taking my blood pressure over and over again every day. I spoke to my doctor about switching the Atenolol and he put me on 50mg of Metoprolol Succ ER about a month ago. I took the Metoprolol just twice and while it worked for the day, I woke up 2 nights in a row with racing heart. The atenolol always kept my heart rate between 59 and 70 bpm. So, I switched back to the atenolol. I have an appt. with the doctor again on Monday. Should I ask that he up the dose of Metoprolol and give it another try? And is a BP in the 150/100 range something that can cause problems in my near future?

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