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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   Blood pressure problems and medications not working
Doctor :   Oh! sorry to hear that
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   35
User :   Just had a second ablation which was successful (this week).
User :   Anyways, been having more BP problems over the last few weeks than before.
User :   I take metoprolol 75mg twice a day and lisinapril 10 twice a day. I wake up with BP of 172 /110 first thing in the mornings and during the day it stays around 148/98
User :   No chest pain or discomfort, no dizziness
Doctor :   do not go with one reading
Doctor :   take multiple readings
Doctor :   BP when you ambulate very important
Doctor :   consider that one
Doctor :   now it is 148/98
Doctor :   it should be around 130/80
Doctor :   what is your hear rate
User :   I always take it when im sitting down or laying down. Want me to take it standing?? I can real quick
User :   84
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if u increse metoprolol heart rate will come dow to 60 s and BP will come down
Doctor :   u may not like that
Doctor :   you can do one more thing
Doctor :   u can increase lisinipril 10 mg Am and 20 mg PM
Doctor :   That is good optopn
Doctor :   talk to ur MD
Doctor :   Or you can add another small dose of 3rd medicine
Doctor :   Amlodipine 5 mg daily
Doctor :   Talk to your MD
Doctor :   take multiple morning and after noon reading
User :   ok standing was 144/108 manually
Doctor :   maiitain a diary and show it it to MD
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   As i told u do not go with one number
User :   Im taking a 150 total a day of metoprolol
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that enough then
User :   what is the amlodipine
Doctor :   then escalte lisinopril dose
Doctor :   Amlodipine is one BP medicines l
User :   I take 10 in the morning and 10 in the evening
Doctor :   u can make changes
Doctor :   u can take 10 in AM 20 in PM
Doctor :   that also works great
Doctor :   take it and check ur BPs
User :   ok, will try that
User :   Now will bp be higher following ablation??
Doctor :   Always inform MD
Doctor :   Any procedure elevates BP temporarily
Doctor :   but not for ever
User :   I also have HCTZ. When I took it the first time before abaltion it made me urinate alot and I know that it does that, but it brought on palpations, but that was before my ablaltion
Doctor :   So u r self treating
User :   No doc said not to take it again. So I hadnt. Just wondering since the abaltion if it would hurt to try it??
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Give some time
Doctor :   bdy will re adjust
Doctor :   BP controlled by nerves and stimulation increases BP
User :   So dont take it and let body adjust.?? Is that right?? I know he said he didnt want my BP high when I was sleeping
Doctor :   let the body cool off
User :   LOL..u think it would be cool off first thing in the morning.
Doctor :   if u adjust do it temporarily
Doctor :   later come back to orginal med and see the BP readings
User :   well just little anxiety I guess. Dont want to stroke or MI
Doctor :   do whatever ur doctor told u
Doctor :   This is onlu my opinion
Doctor :   I will give rough idea how it works
User :   Ok
Doctor :   I am not supposed to prescrive any medicines on line
Doctor :   Hope you understand and u work with MD
User :   Oh I know..I was just wondering why the meds were not working like they did before.
Doctor :   stress aggraves BP
Doctor :   stress can be any thing -body or mind
User :   Being active can actually help it though right??
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   being active different from being stressed out
Doctor :   Active is positive life
Doctor :   over active is not good
User :   Ok. Cool...well I have been walkiing, BP was ok in the hospital.
Doctor :   you talking about physical activity
Doctor :   Always physical activity reduces BP
User :   yes
Doctor :   Anxiety aggravates BP
User :   I guess the biggest question is why is staying up so high at night??
Doctor :   take lisisnopril 20
Doctor :   or take some sedative medication
Doctor :   lack of sleep increases BP
User :   ok well I slept for instance last night, 11pm to 630am
User :   I do take clonapin for anxiety but it doesnt touch it and dont like taking it unless I half to
Doctor :   for while continue it
User :   ok. Thanks for the info. I know its been 15 mns
User :   I do appreciat it
Doctor :   Well take care
Doctor :   Do better
Doctor :   cut down salt
Doctor :   Ambulate
Doctor :   sleep well
Doctor :   check BP
Doctor :   Adjust small doses
Doctor :   infor MD
Doctor :   Bye
User :   ok will do and I do have BP chart
Doctor :   *inform
Doctor :   Bye
User :   I def will..thank you
User :   bye
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