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Clonidine was a med that my Dr. refused to believe caused me sleep problems but luckily my sleep study Doc & an article in science magazine confirmed that it does interfere with sleep. Oatmeal sounds like a good solution for heartburn if I could stomach it!!! Wonder how a homemade oatmeal cookie would work instead? Fam
[QUOTE=famnd;2922775]Clonidine was a med that my Dr. refused to believe caused me sleep problems but luckily my sleep study Doc & an article in science magazine confirmed that it does interfere with sleep. Oatmeal sounds like a good solution for heartburn if I could stomach it!!! Wonder how a homemade oatmeal cookie would work instead? Fam

Fam,

I used to bake oatmeal cookies and should start doing that again. The only things I bake these days are wheat/oat/bran muffins with flax seed and fruit.

All of you guys were right in suggesting that those meds should be taken with some kind of food for easier digestion. I also followed Lenin's advice from an earlier post and took them late in the afternoon, NOT in the evening. I mixed plain yogurt and a handful of nuts and ate that before swallowing the pills. No nausea whatsoever! My BP reading was perfect last night. I measured it in both arms to be sure; that's how good it was! (116/76 last night and 132/84 this morning). I will not change a thing. I should have realized that it may take some trial and error to find what works best for me.

A lot of good information can be obtained by reading articles in on-line medical journals. There are a few that specialize in hypertension. Some charge an access fee (not for me) but others are free. Their articles are mostly cross-referenced and well documented. Being a participant in a sleep study must be interesting! Maybe we'll read about its results and conclusions in one of the medical journals!

I walk two hours every day (twice for 1 hour each) and do resistance exercise twice daily (on most days) for 1/2 hour each. I don't always feel good while I walk or exercise (nausea or shortness of breath) but do it anyway. I know it helps.
[QUOTE=famnd;2922775]Clonidine was a med that my Dr. refused to believe caused me sleep problems but luckily my sleep study Doc & an article in science magazine confirmed that it does interfere with sleep.

Sounds like you've got an informed sleep study doc...I like mine but he breezes in, reviews my cpap computer downloaded info, and assumes all is well because I use my cpap 100 percent of the time and my pressures don't need adjusting. I suspected my restless leg symptoms were caused by the bp meds, but it was only at my insistence that my gp changed the rx only to have my rls go away almost immediately.

[QUOTE]Oatmeal sounds like a good solution for heartburn if I could stomach it!!! Wonder how a homemade oatmeal cookie would work instead? Fam

I'm sure the cookie would work well, too. But I've got weight and cholesterol issues since being on bp meds so I need to forego the cookies and stick to sugar and fat free stuff, alas:( .

Bsheba