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

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      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


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    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.

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