Has anyone taking an extra pill to lower blood pressure?

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I know it's not recommend but sometimes what you take for whatever reason that day is not working. I've been on hbp for 20 years. Lately it's high and won't come down even with my one pill a day meds. Just before it gets out of hand I want to take one more to see if it will help. The last 24 hrs has averaged 145/96 but today I can feel it in my head and arms so I Checked it and it's 164-111

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    What do you take and what mg dosage ?
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      I take lisinopril too but 40 mg and some days even when I take it my bp still is up so I have a few times taken an extra one and it helped but I would speak with your Dr and see if you need a dosage increase
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      Yeah I should but I'm going to the hospital soon as I get off work at 6 AM. I just talk to the nurse that she wants me to come in. Not to mention I do have anxiety when I feel bad. Right now I'm at 171/117 and I'm just trying to relax and breathe Until I can get there

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      If your blood pressure is that high you should go ahead and go get checked out and with you having anxiety your bp won't go down trust me I know cause I have anxiety too. Hope you feel better

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      Ok thanks I will. I told them about 630. It's hard to tell how much higher it is due to anxiety but it was high before that. Last time I went I laid there too it went down to 140 and they game me nitro pills til 130 than they released me. It's like I know it could be a waste but I'm going anyway. Either way the medicine I'm on doesn't work because I take readings 3 x a day and it's always 135-140.

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      Your health is never a waste of time. Even if they get your bp lowered and send you home go to your primary Dr and tell them the lisinopril is not working. Let me know what the Dr says. Take care
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      Get yourself referred to a Hypertension Centre as you are concerned and you have the right to ask. They are few and far between and you supposedly need an average of 169/** to be referred.

      If you had some of the readings I've had for 16 years you would have cause for concern. I ceased worrying about mine years ago and live with it but the feeling in your chest and arms sound like stress.

      They call hypertension the silent killer beause you are supposed to be unaware of it. Everyone has BP highs during the day but there is not  a pill for that. Taking an extra one will lower it too much for the times of day when it is low and probably cause side effects.

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      As one GP once told me, "We don't really treat people for BP, if we did we would never see any other patients"

      Another said, If we referred every patient to a BP clinic there would be a queue from the surgery all the way to the hospital.

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      Hi derek76...Boy, that's a new twist!!! Actually, I can understand 'why' such a statement would be made. I never realised there were so many people with high bp until I became one of them. In fact a specialist told me that it's so very common. I've also been aware for some time that elevated bp just doesn't happen for the sake of happening. Something in the body causes it. Drs treat the high bp...makes sense doesn't it., but I've often wondered 'why' the cause isn't treated rather than the result. If someone is lighting fires, the fire dept. puts out the blaze...& keeps on putting out the blaze.When it's discovered what the cause is (someone lighting the fires), they stop that person..& hence...no more fires. Too bad they dont do this with our bodies. I think it might take a lot of time to determine the cause of the elevated bp..but Drs don't seem to have that time, or perhaps they're just not THAT interested.

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      You are right, there are just not interested. Its easy to say the cause is unknown (essential BP) and just medicate the BP. Anyway there is not profit in cures but plenty of profit treating chronic conditions.
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      I have every test in the book without a cause being found for my BP levels. It just gets called essential hypertension.

      Mine actually started quite suddenly. It used to be routinely checked once a year. In November 1999 it was normal when checked when I was at hospital for a prostate biopsy. Three months later my GP checked it and it was 210/110.

       

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      It seems from what I hear that your health care system is as bad as ours.

      My cousins husband used to have all his surgery in Florida during their three month winter break. 

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