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Hi all, please can I ask for advice/ your experience?
A quick medical background;
45yr old female, low vitamin D for 4 years, despite taking 1000iu D3 per day, (painful bones, exhaustion etc). I also previously had poly cystic ovaries, which apparently have gone after taking Metformin for a year, although the symptoms remain, I've also gained some weight without changing my diet or regime.
ALT high for past 18 months, cholesterol slightly high, BP high with headaches and dizziness for past 2 months, so put on 2.5 mg ramapril 12 days ago.
Still have the same, headaches, dizziness etc. been monitoring BP.
I noticed that in a morning my BP is fairly normal ie. 138/88 to 146/91, before taking my meds.
By mid afternoon I am very dizzy, BP around 150/90 by 11pm I'm almost staggering BP 174/108 to 204/112, lying down makes me worse.
My GP has today decided to make me take another 2.5 mg ramapril at around 5pm to combat the nighttime spike.
Does this sound normal? I'm just worried that my fairly normal morning no will go too low and make me worse. I'm also concerned that there is an underlying reason for my health that is connected with the low vitamin d for 4 years, which I'm unable to raise and GP is ignoring.
Has anyone else had high BP at night? What worked best for you? Thanks for any advice.
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