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Withdrawal symptoms of hypertension medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   dr karthik here
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   My age is 28
User :   I've been diagnosed for BP 3 weeks back Doctor suggested to take Lostat-H intially and i felt so drowsy and he changed to Lostat 50mg. Before taking this tablet, I can see my BP ranges to 120/80 and if i take, BP raises to 130/90 So, i reduced dose to Lostat 25mg once and then i stopped it. I frequently checked and my average BP ranges between 110-123/72-84 since 15days i stopped medication
Doctor :   My advise will be dont discontinue Bp meds rather shift to lesser group
User :   While i check these 15 days my BP seems to be normal
Doctor :   Like amlong 5mg the least in class of hypertensives
User :   around 115/74
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But stopping medicines will lead to rebound hypertension
User :   I took medication for 10days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and then stopped.
Doctor :   But how many times were you checked for Bp before confirming the daignosis
User :   3times a day
Doctor :   Because losar H is higher group of drug generally not prescribed at start
Doctor :   Did you consult an cardiologist or an general physcian
User :   yeah, coz of that i got drowzy
User :   yes
Doctor :   Yeah hypertensive drug at intial phases will cause insatbility
Doctor :   Will settle down gradually
User :   now after 15 days, am fine. but sometimes, little bit light headed
User :   i believe its due to medicine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   My advise will be second opninion from another consultaanr
Doctor :   *consultant
Doctor :   because Hypertension is to be dealt with extra care
User :   When i go to temple or the place where more crowd, i feel dizziness and my Heartbeats more like palpation
User :   lasts for a min and goes off
Doctor :   Ok
User :   then i come normal
User :   is it due to effect of medicine?
Doctor :   do you face any difficulties in performimg heavy work
Doctor :   Its rather due to withdrawal
User :   nope.
User :   only in crowded place where no air circulation
Doctor :   What were the other cardio workup done
Doctor :   ok
User :   I just had cholestrol checkup
Doctor :   Like ecg/echo/treadmill/cholesterol
Doctor :   Was the values normal
User :   cholestrol was optimum
User :   and lipid values are normal
Doctor :   Normal?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ecg, echo- i didnt took
Doctor :   Are you having a history of familial hypertension
User :   yes, my father
Doctor :   Do you smoke?/ consume alcohol
Doctor :   Ok
User :   nope
Doctor :   Thats great
Doctor :   Then probably you might consider an second opnion
User :   Now am eating fruits and changed my habit of life styyle
Doctor :   Taking family history
Doctor :   See to that you have moderat eexercises for atleast 1 hour a day
Doctor :   enough sleep
Doctor :   And regular food habits with reduced salt intake
Doctor :   These might help you
Doctor :   But second opnion will be appreciated
User :   ok, sometimes, if needle pins in chest like that will appear once
User :   like pinching
User :   rarely
Doctor :   Is it associated with food intake
User :   very lightly
User :   not exactly
Doctor :   Can you associate the sign with anyother daily activity
User :   i planned to meet the doctor about the palpation. What should i say him?
Doctor :   Palpitation is normal unless very heavy and disturbing
User :   its not heavy. it lasts for a min or while rarely
Doctor :   just explain your symptoms of palpitaion and recently diagnosed hypertension
User :   ok
Doctor :   Then no issues with that every one does feel their heart beat at times'
User :   why i feel diziness, when i near to airless place
User :   is it common?
Doctor :   That more related to suffocation and some people doo tend to develop uneasiness to crowds
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything els eicna help you with?
User :   I've BP Meter to check
User :   will that show accurate reading?
Doctor :   Plz dont check values for self will increase anxiety and false values
Doctor :   There is always an error of 5 to 10 mmhg in self readings
Doctor :   And digital meters are not accurate
User :   oh
Doctor :   So plz get the readings checked once a month only
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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