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Hi All :)

I was wondering what is the best 'family' of HBP drugs to treat a consistently high lower (diastolic #)? By B/P is running about 135/94 on average.

Also, what conditions should one be tested for that could cause this?

I am 34 year old female caucasion female, 130 pounds, 5'3'', no smoking, eat very healthy - but I do not exercise. There is a family history of HBP, High Cholesterol, and Stroke on my father's side. Recent blood work came back really good and cholesterol levels are excellent.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I had to remain on a low dose of Toprol XL (25MG) while my Dr. is working through some other issues (Severe GERD) - I take Prevacid 30mg, Carafate, and Flovent 110 (2) puffs twice daily, and Toprol XL 25mg.

He wants to switch my HBP medicine soon and I want to make sure I educate myself first.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - thank you!

Hi Vanessa,

What is your heart rate?

My diastolic gets high when my tachycardia starts. Other than then it runs from 68-81.

I had to wean off the metoprolol and am now taking diltiazem.

Good luck.