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High & Low Blood Pressure board


I haven't been around this board for a while. Figured I needed to give the topic a mental rest for a while. Long story short - I am 46, male and found to have high BP about 2 years ago. It does run in my family, so I'm not surprised.

I am severely allergic to sulfa so my Dr. won't consider anything where that's an issue (e.g., HCTZ). Won't even consider an "in the Dr. office challenge/trial"... I do agree with that too. Last time I had a reaction, the Dr. called 911 while I was at the office.

Anyway, I'm now on 32 mg Atacand, 2.5 mg Norvasc, 25 mg atenolol, 4 mg Cardura, 300 mg CoQ-10...

My BP is now running 137/87 (average). High 183/109 and low of 102/60. Those are unusual though - normally, it's pretty close to the average.

So, what's next? I've tried cutting out all caffeine - no difference. I could stand to lose a few pounds, but am about 165 and 5' 9". I have been as low as 150 and BP was about the same. I am not big on salt.

Any other ideas / suggestions?
[QUOTE=Tick Tock]Anyway, I'm now on 32 mg Atacand, 2.5 mg Norvasc, 25 mg atenolol, 4 mg Cardura, 300 mg CoQ-10...

My BP is now running 137/87 (average). High 183/109 and low of 102/60. Those are unusual though - normally, it's pretty close to the average.

So, what's next? I've tried cutting out all caffeine - no difference. I could stand to lose a few pounds, but am about 165 and 5' 9". I have been as low as 150 and BP was about the same. I am not big on salt.

Any other ideas / suggestions?The only thing that really comes to mind is sodium consumption. On that cocktail of meds, you should respond very well to a low sodium diet. You say you are "not big on salt". Are you actively watching your sodium consumption? It can take up to a week on a low sodium diet before you will notice any results.

Pal