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Safe maintenance medicine for a high BP patient without a prescription

what's the safest maintenance med for a husband who has hi BP but doesn't want to see a doctor? ...and we can t really convince him to go to the doctor. I know that he reaaly needs to take maintenance medicine for the heart since he s exposed to daily stress and lack of sleep. His blood pressure is always high. and there was a time when he reached a 170+/130+ blood pressure. He tried to take Norvasc before without the doctor s prescription then stopped, and then Co-amoxiclav, and eventually stopped taking it also.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Before you treat the bp, you must first see if his HBP is an independant problem or if it's a symptom of another problem manifesting in the form of HBP. There may be a high cholestrol issue. Imagine a hose. If you block the hose at any point while water is passing through it, you increase the pressure with which the water will squirt. If there is vascular blockage due to cholestrol deposits, you must get him on a statin drug to reduce that asap. If he has hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid) that may also manifest in increased blood pressure. In that case you don't want to reduce the BP, you want to increase TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) via a synthetic thyroid replacment pill taken daily. If that's the problem the blood pressure will then return to normal (he may even notice other seemingly unrelated problems disappear as well) There are a lot of if's and you need to have him see a doctor for blood work before any diagnosis can be made. I'm sorry that he's going to make it hard for you, but there are way a woman can convince her husband: Secretly make an appointment for him and make sure you include a lab appointment. Tell him that you're taking him to brunch on that day and that you want him to take that morning off. (Becuse he can't eat breakfast due to the impending blood drawing). Then make a fun morning of play (use your imagination) and fun in the house to distract him from eating breakfast. By the time you're dressed he'll think you're going to brunch and that's when he gets taken to his appointment. If you get him in a good enough mood, he won't run away and you will both win!!!!! {evil grin!!} ;o) Good luck!
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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