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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-18-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By zuzu8
Re: White Coat Hypertension - The Scourge!!

Dealhunter,

Your resting #s in a non-clinical setting are great. Whatever you're doing, keep doing it! My cardiologist and other doctors fully understand the phenomenon of White Coat and if my BP...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-15-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By zuzu8
Re: White Coat Hypertension - The Scourge!!

Dealhunter,

I'm so sorry you have been dealing with WCH for so many years. Just curious, when your wife takes your BP at home, what are your average #s.

zuzu
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-15-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By zuzu8
Re: White Coat Hypertension - The Scourge!!

Dealhunter,

I'm so sorry to hear you have been dealing with WCH for so many years. Just curious, when your wife monitors your BP at home, what are your average #s?
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,411
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Forgotten Blood pressure Medications

This has happened to me and when it does, and I think I MAY have taken the meds, I wait until the next day. Better to skip a day than double dose.

zuzu
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-24-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Melanoma in the broncial tubes

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's cancer. I suggest you post on the lung cancer board, where you will most certainly get more responses:

Cut and paste this link. ...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,972
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Finally a diagnosis avnrt!

monicaileana007-

There is a Heart Disorders Board if you want to also post there:
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/heart-disorders/

Good luck,

zuzu
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-08-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By zuzu8
Re: What is wrong with me? Do i have a problem??

If you had such an extensive blood panel taken, I'm sure that blood glucose was measured. Can't you call your doctor and ask him if it was normal?
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,933
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Acid reducers and HBP

Hi stewartmac,

Pepcid (famotidine) is not known to raise blood pressure. Your BP spike is no doubt a coincidence. Continue to monitor and if your pressure stays up then talk to your doctor again....
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-22-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By zuzu8
Re: How can I get off blood pressure medication?

Inderal is a beta blocker and I see no reason for you to continue if you do not have hypertension and your headaches are long gone.

Please ask your doctor WHY he/she wants you to continue! You're...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 05-22-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,134
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Anti-anxiety medication for high BP?

Dan,

I like the sound of your doctor-he's trying not to have you leap into the world of BP meds yet. Try the Lexapro and see if it has an effect on your anxiety levels thus bringing down your...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-25-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,449
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Diuretics

Hi Flutterbye!

If your diuretic is plain old vanilla HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) the usual adult dose for edema is 25 to 100 mg orally as a single or divided dose. So even with upping your usual...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 04-11-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,799
Posted By zuzu8
Re: wet leg sensation

It sounds like he is experiencing what they call "paresthesia". Paresthesias are sensations in/on the skin like burning, wetness, cold, itching, tingling, prickling, etc when no apparent cause is...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-11-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,235
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Question About Potassium Intake on Lisinopril+HCTZ

Did your doctor take any blood tests that would include your potassium levels? The normal range for serum potassium is pretty narrow (3.5 to 5.5 mEq/L) Give him/her a call and ask what your pot....
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-06-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Potassium Test

Diuretics tend to leach the body of potassium so it's a good idea to get a baseline blood test to see if yours is not low.
Hydrochlorothiazide (aka HCTZ) is a common diuretic for hypertension. Is...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-04-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By zuzu8
Re: heart palpitations

I have never taken amlodipine but do take diltiazem which is, like amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker, and when I first went on it, I did online research on this class of drugs.

zuzu
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-04-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By zuzu8
Re: heart palpitations

Hi fena,

All your doctor has to do is read the literature on this drug. Palpitation is a known side effect with the incidence being dose related. It is certainly not considered among the most...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-24-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Atenolol unscripted effect?

Hi Jeff,

In a word: yes!


Here's why: The body has several compensatory mechanisms that control blood pressure. One mechanism is the amount of blood pumped from the heart (cardiac output) and...
Board: General Health 03-24-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,495
Posted By zuzu8
Re: How long to tell if physical therapy is not going to work at all?

I agree with jane and titchou-Finish out the entire course. I had PT for neck issues and felt like nothing was improving for 6 weeks, and then voila, things started to get better and better.

Has...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-24-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,792
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Question about Sudden increase in blood pressure.

Just wondering if, after the fall, you've been taking any steroids for your back and neck injuries. Steroids often raise BP.
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-21-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,602
Posted By zuzu8
Re: High bp

You are on quite a lot of meds! I'm glad to hear your chest is so much better.

Your BP seems to be okay for now, although a systolic number of 132 is a little bit high. Doctors like to see 120 or...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-17-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,600
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Can Cipro cause high blood pressure?

Yes indeedy. Although not common, increased blood pressure has been reported with use of Cipro.

I wouldn't worry about it though, especially since there's a light at the end of the tunnel and you...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-16-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,602
Posted By zuzu8
Re: High bp

Regarding your lungs, it sounds like you may have seasonal bronchitis or maybe you have mild asthma that is exacerbated in the winter.

Your blood pressure should not be high even if it's only...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-14-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Blood pressure meds!

Hi Susan

easygoingguy has some sound advice about trying to lower your blood pressure with diet (and exercise), but as he says, it's not easy and requires vigilance and hard work from the patient....
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-12-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,719
Posted By zuzu8
Re: What is a normal RANGE for blood pressure during a day?

Blood pressure is expected to fluctuate during the day. But what "okay" is, all depends on the individual and also for how LONG the systolic remains high. I would not worry if you get a temporary...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-08-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 24,201
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Proper Way to take blood pressure

Yes. Make sure though that your back is supported. Also arm should be palm up, limp and relaxed. Make sure also that both feet are on the floor.

My cardiologist suggests you take 3 readings, each...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-08-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,295
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Benicar

Hi Tom,

Weight gain is not a known side-effect with this drug.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-05-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Newbie with HBP

It's very possible that the Maxide is the culprit regarding your fatigue.
(Atenolol can also cause serious fatigue but I'm gathering that yours just started with the addition of Maxide? )

Are you...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-05-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 907
Posted By zuzu8
Re: I think i have Vestibular Neuritis.

Has your doctor considered Meniere's Disease? My mother had it and it manifested very much like how you describe your "bouts". She lived to a ripe old age, and as she got older, the "episodes" grew...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-04-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,338
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Help, its my dad :(

Hi libby,

If your father has been taking the ACE and CCB regularly since his release and his pressure has now soared again, he needs to see a doctor immediately. Obviously the meds are not...
Board: Women's Health 03-03-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,358
Posted By zuzu8
Re: No period for almost a year

Have you had your thyroid checked? Sometimes weight gain and absent periods can be caused by thyroid problems.

zuzu
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-01-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Endoscopy in doc's office?

Thank's Stretch! I am a compulsive medical "mavin" from a medical family (lots of doctors and books around my whole life!) so you can bet I'll be doing research!
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-01-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Endoscopy in doc's office?

Thanks for your reply Stretch! That answers my questions. I've occasionally taken OTC Zantac and Pepcid but found they took too long to work- whereas just one single Tums nipped it in the bud for the...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-01-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By zuzu8
Endoscopy in doc's office?

I've been getting heartburn on and off for years and Tums always took care of it.
It's become a little more frequent now and I am going to make an appt with my gastro doc.

Am pretty sure he will...
Board: General Health 03-01-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Throat Problems for MONTHS

If the Prilosec isn't working, definitely tell your doctor. She may want you to try a different med or schedule you for an endoscopy to see if there is inflammation of the esophagus.

zuzu
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,125
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Can a Pharmacy also cause white-coat hypertension?

Absolutely. Anxiety when taking blood pressure is exactly that... anxiety when taking blood pressure. Doesn't matter who's in the room!




Not at all. Sounds like a very good plan for you.
...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-20-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,613
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Weaing off Lisinopril

One does not need to wean off ACE INHIBITORS, like lisinopril.
The only hypertension meds you need to wean off of are beta blockers.


However, since we don't know your health history, please...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-20-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,849
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Young female with high bp

lisan,
I don't know what kind of insurance you have, therefore not sure if you need a referral from your primary doc, but you really should see a specialist-either neph or cardio.
Since you are...
Board: General Health 02-20-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,931
Posted By zuzu8
Re: phantom smoke smell in nose

Zinc cold remedies have been known to mess up the olfactory system (sense of smell). Go easy on that stuff if you use it a lot-It could do permanent damage.

zuzu
Board: Adrenal Disorders 02-19-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Soooo frustrated!

sroman,
I recently read that the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) launched a new initiative this past July for certain medical Centers and practices to be formally recognized as "designated...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-09-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,000
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Test that rule out pancreatic cancer

P.S. If you have the time and/or inclination, you might consider a lawsuit. Your doctors' failure to differentiate AIP from cancer lead to unnecessary pancreatic surgery.
AIP is often a relatively...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-09-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,000
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Test that rule out pancreatic cancer

It's terrible that you were mis-diagnosed and as a result, underwent such a drastic surgery. I've heard that since autoimmune pancreatitis often mimics pancreatic cancer, doctors often perform an...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-09-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,584
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Symptoms of high blood pressure but readings are normal..

In answer to your above question, no. Your numbers will always show if you have high blood pressure. What I meant about "silent killer" is that high blood pressure in and of itself does not usually...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-08-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,584
Posted By zuzu8
Re: Symptoms of high blood pressure but readings are normal..

The tricky and insidious thing about high blood pressure is that is HAS no symptoms, especially with the numbers you have. That's why it's called "The Silent Killer".

Your sensations and...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-06-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,610
Posted By zuzu8
Re: What kind of doctor for a ganglion cyst?

Thanks Titchou for your speedy reply!
Okay, I think I'll try my wonderful dermatologist first, hoping it just needs aspiration and no surgery. If the latter, I'll go to a hand ortho.

Cheers!...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 02-06-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,610
Posted By zuzu8
What kind of doctor for a ganglion cyst?

Hi all,

I have a ganglion cyst on my thumb which has been present for a year but is now getting larger and with that, painful at times. Am wondering what is the best kind of doctor to see?...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,635
Posted By zuzu8
Re: rampril

Gleefter,

I agree with Machaon that it would be a good idea to get your own blood pressure monitor while you work toward a healthier lifestyle and I don't blame you for not wanting to go on meds...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-21-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,685
Posted By zuzu8
Re: blood pressure 191/101

If your monitor is accurate, please go to the ER. This is a dangerously high reading.

zuzu
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-21-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,204
Posted By zuzu8
Re: anyone still uses excedrin after the recall ?

I have the same issue. Excedrin does the trick for me too. I was able to find a 50-count bottle after the recall, from a lot that was not affected.

Not sure how long the shelves will be empty...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-21-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,685
Posted By zuzu8
Re: blood pressure 191/101

curbrad,



"Severe" high blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure higher than 180 and/or diastolic pressure higher than 120. When pressures get this high, it is considered a hypertensive...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-08-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,457
Posted By zuzu8
Re: New to Low BP, Should be worried

Hi lowpk! Welcome to the boards!:wave:
Need a little more info- Could you please give us your blood pressure numbers? Low blood pressure in and of itself is not necessarily serious, but it depends...
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