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A week after I had my baby I developed very high blood pressure that wouldn't respond to medication.
After five different variations, I was then trialled on Verapress 240 (it's a lactose free variety of Verapamil). It seemed to do the trick with bringing my bp down to an acceptable level, but occasionally I'd still have high readings.
Eventually I was referred to a renal specialist who did loads of tests (24 hour urine collection, mri, bloods etc) and all came back as normal.
I asked if I can come off my meds and he said I could trial stopping them but it takes a week to be out of my system.
Before I stopped my readings were: 121/87
24 hours off meds: 119/74 which I thought was great!
However 36 hours off and my headaches and strained vision seems to be making a come back. As well as a few aches in my thigh and shoulder and arm. My bp reading is now up to: 154/95
It's not super high, so should I wait to see if it goes back down again? I was thinking to wait until morning then if it's still high to go back on the tablets.
From what I've read, everyone says it's dangerous to just stop, so why would the specialist say it's ok?
Would love to hear others experiences.
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