1992 readings

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Just for the record it is amazing how time changes everything,   I am reading a book from 1992 written by a doctor,   at that time 160/95  was classed a perfectly fine blood pressure reading   so theres some food for thought....

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    peace of mind at last for us all yeah...
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    I've wondered often ,as to why there are so many now on BP meds ,and not just one either .Food for thought ,if your an anxious person / white coat syndrome your BP can go up 10 to 15 points from having that alone in a Dr surgery .Who wrote this ? Not so very long ago either . Im sure BP med has increased my tinnitus loudness ,where as before going onto a BP med I was doing fine with tinnitus ,coping put it that way .Now it's all hell gone loose daily with it . Wonder reading this whose tinnitus has reacted since going on a BP med ? 
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      Yes agree ,also Beetroot juice and Celery ,beetroot juice organic from Asda ,I look on it as a BP med daily .i hardly have any fat in my diet either ,also sugars and dairy ,think what our diets consists of goes a long way in helping BP .like my husband says you can be skinny ,but still have high BP and high colesterol without knowing it . I was told your blood group affects what ones BP will be ,didn't know that . 
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      Helen Im on 50mgs Losartan ,first one was Ramapril gave me a tickly cough ,so stopped that ,onto Losartan ,but tend to get headaches on this one ,I've only been on any BP meds in past 3 yrs ,so only second one I've been on .Im with Jane and her post ,I was told by a surgery admin ,when we go for flu jab ,the surgery gets £10 every patient who gets BP done prior to flu jab .Go figure .
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      Not heard that one ,will keep eye out for that and ask about if anyone's come across a that ,devious if done for money ,last flu jab I declined BP being done on what I was told ,one thing I am in favor for is if you make an appointment and don't attend without a phone call to cancel that app you pay £10 ,as I think another who needs to get into see a Dr could have taken that app that wasent cancelled .Thats fair ,make patients aware of others ,not just themselves call that selfish at the very least . 
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      Marlene - My husband never suffered from tinnitus until he was prescribed medicien for heart failure, one of them being BP medication.

      Nothing to be done for tinnitus we were told, he developed it within 2 days of being given medication.

      3 years later he had an episode of bad reflux, and Dr prescribed NEXIUM, hes taking this medicine, and at about day 3 he said, the singing cicadas have gone, I looked at him thunderstruck, 2 years further on, as long as he continues with NEXIUM, he has no singing. Very happy if not well husband, coping with heart failure is bad enough without adding to the distress.  I reported this unexpected side effect, for some Nexium causes tinnitus, to the chemist, and he told me he had written a report for their chemist chain internal magazine. Some months later we visited the hospital for our six monthly follow ups, by the cardiologist, and one of the first questions he asks us has your GP changed your medication, YES, I answered, GP has added Nexium for reflux. At that point the cardio specialist says, we have been trying it in the heart ward, and patients have been saying it has been helping them, I read about it in a chemists magazine. I looked up, and thought don't say anything, there can't be a link, but I wondered afterwards if there was, I am not going to question our cardio specialist, he's a little bit fierce, but very nice.

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      That was an interesting read Lyn,will look into this ,I get reflux ,think that's Losartan .There is no cure for tinnitus  I have the hissing one ,don't get happy days at all ,non stop to having it ,mine was caused through Paracetamol ,I had an illness at the time virus ,never have believed a paracetamol of all things would bring this grief . To late now it's happened .Hope your husband continues to have good days ,he's sure been through an awful lot . Thanks again for your post its been helpful . Regards 
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      Marlene - Our wonderful NEW informative GP, says the NEXIUM may have worked because my husband may have had silent Reflux, and the Aspirin he was prescribed for it only made it worse. He doens't think the BP medication could be the cause, but he open suggestion.
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      Kind of makes sense to me, there is a little tube that goes from your ears to the back of your throat, can't remember what its called, if you are having reflux, could acid irritate the throat end of that little tube and cause swelling, and could that irritation cause an imbalance in the pressure in your ears, GP laughs at me, and said you think about things don't you, we have got used to really talking to each other now, and he said, yes it is possible. 

      Last week i made him laugh with shock, when I said I wanted my long leg shortened up, it is now causing back problems, always thought it would, my suggestion, take 20mm or 3/4 inch out just above my knee, where there are not to many muscle attachments, seems like simple carpentry problem to me, he was speechless, then he laughed, and said who's paying for this surgery, because there is no way the govt is going to pay for that little bit of carpentry.

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      Do you actually get Nexium?  It really suited me but now I get various genetic versions. GP's are evidently told to  do that and pharmacists buy what ever is 'On Offer' this week.
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      Derek - Esomeprazole, or Nexium, says both on the packet, Nexium is the brand name, and Esomeprazole is the chemical, from my understanding. My theory is as long as it works, and doesn't cause too many side effects, why would you have a problem with it.

      My theory is if Penicillian was introduced to today it would never get past go, too many side effects, it was held back too long as it was, suddenly there is a war, and it was realeased for general application, as they were only too aware of what happened during WW1, when they didn't have it available. I suspect the same happened with Insulin treatment, I know when it was administered to my uncle finally, he was told this could kill you, the diabetic condition was killing him, he was said to only have a few weeks to live, without Insulin, he survived into his 90's, with no side effects, but he was pendantic about his food intake. Scales on the table, and everything weighed, I remember him so well, probably because he was always good for a barley sugar.

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      It is a problem as it not so effective as is the case with so many generics. They may have the same basic drug but different companies use different bulking and binding agents in them. A GP I once had said to always go to the same pharmacy and you will get the same make, That is no longer true. Recently when i got a two month supply one pack was in capsule form and the other tablets with each made in a different country.

      My wife is allergic to penicillan and one version of it gives me tendonitis.

      My wife found that one made by Dr Reddies in india suited her more than other brands but it did little for me. 

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