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High & Low Blood Pressure board


Flowergirl,

I just came from the doctor's. My BP was 140/84 in his office--a bit elevated. However, he did not up my dose of Atacand (8mg) because he attributed the slightly high reading to anxiety. He told me to monitor the BP and to come back when it remains elevated in home readings. Otherwise, my next appointment is in three months.

Considering my long hours working and anxiety producing situations I have been facing lately, my BP is lower than I expected. In the past, when I lack sleep because of my workload, my BP usually goes way up. This means that the Atacand dose is working. You are right, the ARB class of bp drugs seems to be a generally well tolerated medication even for someone sensitive to most meds like me.

All the best to you. Thanks Flowergirl.

Mountainrain