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High & Low Blood Pressure board


I was on the lowest dose of Clonidine (Catapres). In some people it actually has the opposite effect of raising b/p which I think happened to me. It took me two tries & two months to get off of it even though I was on the lowest dose. I think it was 0.01mg twice a day.

Be very careful if you decided to go off of it. Check with your Dr. You can get rebound hypertension in which your b/p goes higher than it was before you started.

Congratulations on quitting smoking. That is impressive how your b/p came down.

If you do all the lifestyle stuff, you might be able to go off of it. Fam