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Suggest treatment to bring down blood pressure

54 y.o. post-menapausal, 140lbs. 5 4 . meds: humira 2x month, toprol (racing heart), lipitor, wellbutrin, prozac & aspirin. my blood pressure has always been normal; the exception was twice over the last 3 years and then again today beginning 3pm and continuing currently. the highs for systolic ranged from 144 to 154, 92 to 129. i took another toprol (low dose) and .25 xanax about an hour ago. currently 141/94. no jaw pain. can i wait until tomorrow th.e speak with my cardiologist? any advice to get these numbers down tonight? thanks
Mon, 24 Jun 2019
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Hello,

I would explain that the situation can wait until tomorrow as your blood pressure values are not very high.

I would just recommend having some rest and take a glass of lemon juice.

Adding a new antihypertensive drug to your therapy may be needed. But, before coming to this conclusion, I would recommend performing some blood lab tests in order to exclude other metabolic causes underlying high 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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