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High & Low Blood Pressure board

nospin, glad to know that the drug is doing something to control your hypertension! It appears as if it is slowly coming under control with the CCB. I really can't give much input on verapamil, because I was on both Plendil and Norvasc (both of which totally disagreed with me!) which had somewhat different side effects than verapamil.

A slower pulse definitely makes you less anxious as the drug will control those anxiety symptoms better. When I was on beta blockers, I too find it difficult to raise the pulse to an extent where I could feel the heart "beating" in my chest, but nevertheless, I still exercised as before with no untoward side effects. The only difference now was that I wasn't able to truly "stress" my heart out as before during exercise. Now that I'm weaning off the beta blockers (I only take 10mg of propranolol once every 2 days, an amount which many say doesn't have any effect whatsoever on the heart since it's too low a dose, but I take it nonetheless for physchological reasons! :)) I can sense that the pulse rate during exercise is starting to go beyond previous levels again, which is a good sign I guess.

Side note: I noticed also that your sister's systolic number is also a tad high. I'm now wondering if both you and your sister have somehow "inherited" this isolated systolic hypertension condition :rolleyes: