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Side effects of stopping BP medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   My age is 28
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   I've been diagnosed for BP 3 weeks back Doctor suggested to take Lostat-H intially and i feel 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 3days i stopped medication
Doctor :   please give me few moments to read what you have typed
User :   Sure
User :   I don't either smoke or drink
Doctor :   ok. so do you mean to say that your BO is under control after stopping the medication?
Doctor :   *BP
User :   yes
User :   can i stop the medication?
Doctor :   are you following any other alternative measures?
User :   nope
Doctor :   like lifestyle changes, exercises, diet changes etc?
User :   yes
User :   i do exercise daily for 15min and walk for 20min
User :   reduced salt and taking more fruits
Doctor :   ok. then i would recommend you to continue the positive changes you have started along with
Doctor :   recording BP readings taken morning and evening for 15 days daily
User :   However, sometimes, i feel pressure to be raised
User :   rarely
Doctor :   see if there are fluctuations
Doctor :   and report any changes to your treating doctor
User :   wht should i do, if my BP suddenly raised
User :   say, if its more than 140/90
Doctor :   if your BP suddenly raises above 130/90, then you will need to visit a doctor/hospital for immediate care and reduction of BP
User :   so, for temprovary i can take lostat 25mg, if my BP suddenly raised?
Doctor :   yes you can take it if BP is raised in range between 130-140/90-95
Doctor :   if it raises above that
Doctor :   then you will need more potent medications to get it down at the earliest
User :   ok, when is the exact time to check pressure
User :   in a day?
User :   How many times should i check?
Doctor :   atleast 2 times a day morning and evening
User :   means before food?
User :   in morning
Doctor :   preferably after food
User :   after food immediately?
User :   or 1hr range
Doctor :   after about 1/2 hour anytime
User :   ok. so, at present do u say not to take medications?
User :   or its safe to have daily lostat 25mg
User :   even my BP is under control
Doctor :   if your BP is totally under control with the positive changes you have started with, then there will be no need for medications
Doctor :   hence I suggested to maintain the BP readings two times a day for 15 days
User :   ok
Doctor :   it will help in deciding if you have any fluctuations
Doctor :   and need for medication and the dose
User :   ok
User :   does lostat have any major complication?
Doctor :   it can lead to hypotension and fluid accumulation in body
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thanks!
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