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Blood Pressure Medicine not Working ?

I am a 28 year old female that is currently taking Pristia 100 mg, Lasix 40 mg and Klor-con M 20 and Augmentin 875 (temporary for ear infection). I was just taken off Norvasc 5 mg. My blood pressure is still too high 148/98. I take the Lasix and Klor-Kon in the morning and then the Augmentin a half hour after the Lasix and Klor Con. I take the Pristiq in the evening along with another dose of Augmentin. I can t figure out why these medicines are not working to lower my blood pressure and the Norvasc didn t work either. What could be wrong ????
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Lots of things cause your BP to be high, worry is at the top of the list. Other things on the list is to much salt, try eating on a salt free diet, I have been salt free for 18 months, I lost 60 pounds the first 6 months, but have regained 20 and now maintain my perfect weight.Another thing on the list is lack of proper exercise, I am an avid horseback rider, and have been all my life, I rode about twice a week before my heart attack, but did not exercise, now I ride every day and go to the gym and work out 3 times a week. Diet also effects the BP as does everything else we do, even how we feel, how often we have sex, and what we do to relax. Reading a book you can't put down is not relaxing, even though I do it sometimes, it really is not allowing both mind and body to relax.
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