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    Suggest treatment for elevated blood pressure

Feeling fuzzy in the head and having a bad headache, I went to the ER last week and my blood pressure was 196/154. They did blood work on me and said that my thyroid was low and I left the ER with Amiodipine and thyroid medicine. I have been on the medicine for a week and my blood pressure is still 151/101. I do not know what to do. My doctor is out of town until next week and I am worried that the high blood pressure medicine is not working. Any advice?                                                                  
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi,

I understand your concern and would explain that as your blood pressure values are still high, it seems that your actual therapy is not very effective in controlling high blood pressure values.

For this reason, I would recommend increasing the dose of your actual drugs or add new drugs to your therapy. I would like to know your current therapy, in order to suggest possible changes that could help improve your situation. I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need!

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka,
Cardiologist
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Cardiologist Dr. Ilir Sharka's  Response
Hi,

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that some changes are needed to your current therapy in order to help manage better high blood pressure.

Could you please tell me the names and doses of the drugs that you are taking now. This way, I would be able to suggest possible changes that would help lower your blood pressure values.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka,
Cardiologist
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