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[QUOTE=cartner;3322716]flowergirl,

Thank you very much for your help. My blood pressure is 140/100 from Nov to the end of April or even after that. So you want me to wean off Diltiazem while starting to take 2.5mg Norvasc + 1.25mg of Zebeta + HTC 6.5mg ? then in 2 weeks I would be on the 5mg of Norvasc plus the 1.25mg of Zebeta + HTC 6.5mg ?
Yes I have read that Zebeta is the best Beta-Blocker in the market. I thought it's the Zebeta that gave me side effects, but actually I have Anxiety and Depression and just started Efexor XR 75mg + Xanax 0.5mg.
Thanks again for help,
Michael


I also suffer from seasonal depression. In fact, I took Effexor for a very short period of time but reacted badly to it. I'm not sure if this would help but I use full spectrum light in the areas where I work at home. I read somewhere that vitamin D is supposed to be helpful for depression as well as hbp. Since I have both (including anxiety) I take cod liver oil in the winter months. Ask your doctor about this though.

I take this as a supplement together with Coversyl and now Atacand (I've just been switched because of the annoying cough). By the way, my first few days on Coversyl, I got extremely agitated and nervous--something that hasn't happened in a while. Chances are though, it was a coincidence since it didn't happen again in six weeks.

All the best.
Mountainrain,

I have depression and anxiety all the year long. But in winter, when my blood pressure spikes, I become even more depressed. I tried both of Coversyl and Atacand, they caused a lot of bad side effects. My only hope is a combination between Zebeta, Norvasc and HCT.
I wonder how did you do with Efexor? it was the XR (extented release) version? I take 75mg only.
Thanks,
Michael
Hi Michael,

It is interesting that we have opposite reactions to medication. I had no problem with Coversyl except for the cough. I still can't comment on just Atacand because I just started it this morning. But from the beginning, the nausea with Efexor was unbearable for me. I went off it after less than a month because I could not tolerate the side effects. In my case, I went to a naturopathic doctor who gave me tinctures of St. John's Wort and Kava for my anxiety. I think that all herbs and medication have potential for affecting us adversely so I went off this too after around a year. And even with herbs, I made sure I was under the supervision of a health care professional and made sure my primary MD had information of all the stuff, "natural" and not, that I was taking.

I am sorry that you are having difficulty finding the right combination of bp meds that suits your unique make up. I wish you all the best in dealing with this challenge.

Mountainrain
[QUOTE=Mountainrain;3324589]Hi Michael,

It is interesting that we have opposite reactions to medication. I had no problem with Coversyl except for the cough. I still can't comment on just Atacand because I just started it this morning. But from the beginning, the nausea with Efexor was unbearable for me. I went off it after less than a month because I could not tolerate the side effects. In my case, I went to a naturopathic doctor who gave me tinctures of St. John's Wort and Kava for my anxiety. I think that all herbs and medication have potential for affecting us adversely so I went off this too after around a year. And even with herbs, I made sure I was under the supervision of a health care professional and made sure my primary MD had information of all the stuff, "natural" and not, that I was taking.

I am sorry that you are having difficulty finding the right combination of bp meds that suits your unique make up. I wish you all the best in dealing with this challenge.

Mountainrain

Yes we are all react differently to the same medications. I just started Efexor XR 75mg, were you on the XR version?
I heard that the XR version is far more better than the immediate release version. What were the side effects you got from the medications?
Michael
[QUOTE=cartner;3324660]Yes we are all react differently to the same medications. I just started Efexor XR 75mg, were you on the XR version?
I heard that the XR version is far more better than the immediate release version. What were the side effects you got from the medications?
Michael


No, I wasn't on the timed release. That may have been the problem because I tend to over react to things in my environment, things I eat, etc. etc. I'm even sensitive to strong perfumes. If I didn't get hit with much of the medication at once, maybe I would have tolerated this better.

My main side effects were horrible nausea, and at night, I'd sometimes have buzzing sensation when I move my head. On the other hand, I know of people who were okay with it.

What did you experience with Atacand?

Take care.
I experienced the same side effects with Coversyl 4mg, Atacand 8mg, Cozaar 50mg and another ACEI but I don't remember it. The side effects were: heavey legs, was tired all the day long, irregular heart rate, dizzy, lightheaded and sweating. All those side effects started in the first day of using any of the above meds, I stopped after few days. I don't know if the side effects would disappear as my body adjust to the medication, I just couldn't wait longer.
What about your experience?
Thanks for help,
Michael
[QUOTE=cartner;3324775]I experienced the same side effects with Coversyl 4mg, Atacand 8mg, Cozaar 50mg and another ACEI but I don't remember it. The side effects were: heavey legs, was tired all the day long, irregular heart rate, dizzy, lightheaded and sweating. All those side effects started in the first day of using any of the above meds, I stopped after few days. I don't know if the side effects would disappear as my body adjust to the medication, I just couldn't wait longer.
What about your experience?
Thanks for help,
Michael

Actually, I am really tired right now... but I'm not sure if that's because of the ACE. I don't know... maybe I'm just used to living sub par. The cough was extreme with Coversyl, it was becoming painful. I hope Atacand will be better.

I hope you feel better with Efexor and with Zebeta+
Please don't give up...
I try to do my best to find the right combination, after what I have experienced I think that my best combination is 2.5mg of Zebeta + 6.5mg of HCT + 2.5mg of Norvasc, with the possibility of increasing Norvasc to 5 mg and the HCT to 12.5 if needed. Of course I have to talk with my dr about that. I'm going to see him next Saturday, to check my doses of all the medications including Efexor.
About the cough, many of the people who experienced cough on ACEs would do fine on ARBs. My father had a very bad cough, all day long, when he was on ACEs and when he switched to ARBs (Cozaar and Atacand) it was greatly reduced.
Good luck and please let me know when you get better on Atacand.
Michael