Blood pressure issues

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good morning

wondering if anyone can advise

had some Heart related health issues last yeAR all ok thankfully

been having consistantly high blood pressure readings (175/95 ish) was put on beta blockers as control but was /am still suffering breathlessness on excertion (doc not overky concerned ...diagnosed asthma ...which its not !) came off beta blockers 7 dAYS ago and onto rampril 5mg ...blood pressure now reading average 105/65 ...also feeling bit dizzy which i beleive is dide effect of rampril

does this teading seem ok or bit low

due to go back to docs this week but value you lively peoples opinions

thanks in advance


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  • Posted

    Hi Angela

    I have high bp and get VERY dizzy on amlodopine plus leg pain, I hope they don't change you onto it.

    Good luck, I hope you get the right medication and your dr listens.

    very best wishes

  • Posted

    That is an amazing drop in readings. How long had you had the higher readings for ?

    • Posted

      hi derek

      bp been high for couple years at least ...had issues last year n went thru whole load of tests for heart problem ...bp ranged from 180/high 90s hence the beta blockers ...they didnt really change much so been put on rampril..on these a week n did think that was massive drop !

      feeling a little lightheaded spaced out type feeling n getting palpitations on n off thinking about stopping meds til i see doc this week ?

      kind regards


  • Posted

    So the beta blocker wasn't doing the job but the Ramipril really is? I guess that's good news! That's pretty dramatic success for an ACE inhibitor. In fact, maybe reduce the dosage a little, that BP is a little low, for an average.

    When your BP has been high for a while, just getting it to a normal range can seem unusual, so it could be that - especially to something that low.

    Also, when you stop a beta blocker it can take your body some time to withdraw from it, weeks or longer, so that could figure in, too.

    • Posted

      thank you for your reply

      yes did think maybe my rampril dose is bit high 5mg ? as reading paperwork info says starter dose should be 1.25 and increase slowly ....

      maybe doc will reduce dose when i see him ?

    • Posted

      Yes indeed, doctor may adjust dose.

      I suppose he might have wanted to start high, to make up for the beta blocker withdrawal.

      Reactions to drugs can vary quite a bit from one person to another, I often find I'm happier with smaller doses that work just fine for me.

    • Posted

      HI JX

      Thank you for your reply

      all good information and advise

      much appreciated

      kind regards

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