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I'd been on Losartan for 10 months and before that a Ramipril equivalent dose, in all I've been on meds for 17 months. For many months my average readings were around 122/70 with many way below that figure and only very rarely anything over 140 [systolic]. After the reduction I monitored my BP carefully twice a day and all seemed fine with just a slight rise, to be expected with a lower dose. Then I went away for a lovely holiday for 3 weeks and was horrified on my return to find the BP has risen sharply. Oddly the same thing happened last year on my return from holiday. I find I have wildly fluctuating readings and the diastolic is way too high too, i think. 138/86 was average over just 2 days but there have been readings of 189/97 on occasion. I don't smoke, add salt to my food and am considered thin. I also walk at least half an hour daily. I need another prescription so do i ask for a repeat and wait and see if things settle down or would it be wise to ask for a GP appt and expect an increase in meds? I'm not due for a check up for another 4 months.
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