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High & Low Blood Pressure board


It's always hard to place cause and effect when there is are different meds flying at you from all sides.

But just to answer the direct question: No, you cannot expect the effect of any blood pressure drug to be effective 3 weeks after taking it, probably not even after 3 days!

The flexeril (which I hate like poison) can be causing MANY of your symptoms....it'a really TOUGH drug to tolerate for many people. SOMA (carisoprodol) is a much kinder muscle relaxant IMHO but all the docs are very quick with the flexeril prescriptions.
Thanks for replying Zip!
Ok, I have been off Flexeril for 3 days now, so that hopefully is over. My hubby got tired of me putting off the bp check, so he came home last night with a home moniter that does bp and pulse, and it was 140/85, which I don't think is too bad, but waiting on my dr. to decide what to do.
Zip, I should prolly put this question on the heart board, but I pretty sure you read both, so here goes...
My pulse was 104, and literally, I was sitting on my toush and resting, doing absolutely nothing stressful for a good 10 minutes before he checked it. I had taken my Toprol XL, 50 am and 50 at dinner as always and this was about 3 hrs after dinner. Should it be that high? I was a little nausous and getting a few screwy chest feelings, but I didn't tell hubby that. He thought that was too fast, but didn't bug me about it. I know I should ask my cardio, but frankly don't have to see him for 3 months and reveling in that fact! :jester: Background, I have what the cardio thinks is just normal sinus tach, since my event moniter showed nothing, course nothing happened when I was wearing it either :rolleyes: , and I have had a "normal" echo, and stress test, but my cardio isn't very forthcoming with sharing specific info re: the actual stats, by thinking they are over my head. Obviously he doesn't know about the information superhighway, :rolleyes: but I digress. Your input as well as any others are most appreciated!
:wave: katie :wave: