Candesartan and lowering bp

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I've been on 8mg of Candesartan daily for about 10 weeks. My reading was 128/66. Is this too low? I'm 62 years old.

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    I would say that was perfect.  Mine is sometimes that reading and yes if  isa worry thinking it us too low

     

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    Your reading looks 'spot on'.  If you can keep it under 130, then it's good; under 120 is even better.

    I'm currently on Lisinopril 2.5 mg and suffering from the awful dry cough.  I'm going to ask my GP to change my med, and was thinking of requesting Losartan.  Have you suffered any side effects with the Candesartan?

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      Hi even your pre treatment bp was not massively high, do you have other health issues and did they try lifestyle changes before medication and 7 day home monitoring, just curious as to how you ended up on medication.
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      Hi. Last November I had a burst duodenal ulcer. This led to an endoscopy to seal the ulcer, and a complete change of diet. My BP was monitored in hospital, and had a follow up at my local surgery where BP pills were started. I didn't have a home monitor, but my gp has a do it yourself bp machine in the waiting room for people like me with `white coat syndrome` so was able to monitor it regularly.
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      Hi glad they managed to get your ulcer treated but find it strange they didn't do a home monitor, I am presuming you are not anxious about having bp checked so white coat syndrome didn't come into it.
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      Actually, I do suffer a bit with the white coat thing. This monitor in the waiting room is brilliant. Just take 3 readings & put the printouts in an envelope for your GP. Any problems & they will contact you.
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      Yes we have an automated machine in our Drs foyer but they still do home monitoring as my Dr said you can still feel stressed but yours doesn't seem to be caused by that otherwise I don't think they would medicate on low numbers.

      Mine go much higher than yours when stressed.

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