I recently experienced an elevated blood pressure of 198/103 while in the dentist s chair awaiting two surgical extractions. The dentist would not start , understandably so. Thereafter I went to see my primary care doctor, whose nurse practitioner gave me a Clonidine pill and a prescription for it. I was previously taking 100mg of Losartan. once a day without side effects. She has me taking Clonidine twice a day. W hile my blood pressure has significantly lowered, I do not like the effect of this medication, especially taking it twice a day. I feel the Circumstances elevated my pressure. This all occurred on Wednesday. I am going back yo see her today at 2pm. I also take a natural supplement called Michael s Blood Pressure factors, which contains Calcium, Magnesium and Hawthorn Berry. I have also looked into a high blood pressure diet, since I believe nutrition plays a huge part in our well-being. I also regularly walk twice a day. What are your thoughts? Damaris Thomas
my blood pressure has been up for the last couple of weeks, but over the past week in the 160 s and 170 s with bottom number climbing from the 80 s to 93. taking 160 mg of valsarten and a doctor from our clinic added Amlodipine Besylate 2.5mg. Just took again 171/93. Back of neck sore and feeling anxious..I had my second IVIG appt. last Tuesday. I have CLL...Could these be a side effects?
I have side effects from 2 medicines that I am taking. They are for high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. I have taken them for about a year and 3 months. I believe I am toxic to these medicines at this point and I am worried about taking them. What is the best way to taper the medicines? This happened once before and I ended up in the intensive care for 7 days due to the medicines. I also had elevated potassium and was in critical condition for a short time. The heart problem was not present any longer and I had been taking the medicines for several years. No one knew why the heart was not a problem any longer. Some doctors thought that I had a virus that attacked the heart. The echo was 35 and I had heart failure diagnosed 2 different times now. But, the first time, it went away after taking medications for several years and maybe the same thing has happened this time. I have a cardiologist but he wanted to operate. He can not tell what is wrong with my heart so I have not agreed to have surgery at this point. What would you recommend? I think I am in more danger from the medications at this point than from the heart