High blood pressure

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I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about a year ago. I've been on 2 different medications but I can't deal with the side effects. Anyone know of supplements that work to lower it?

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    I have started to drink organic Hibiscous tea and beetjuice.

    I have come off atenolol and replaced with bisoprolol.

    I dont feel so drousy.

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      I take bisoprolol, was brought down on the dosage, 5mg was bringing the systolic too low, now i'm on 2.5mg.  It's not a cheap drug, but it's a third generation beta blocker, thus one doesn't have the side effects that were associated with the older bblockers.  Valsartan is also a good antihypertensive, it's an ARB.

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      It is a very cheap drug in the UK.

      Bisoprolol fumarate 10 mg

      28 tablet [Prescription only medicine] 

      NHS indicative price = £1.42 

      How much do you pay for it presumably in America ?

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      Yes im just on 2.5 bisoprolol. Since stopping amlopodine i dont get ear noise . Ive noticed the high pitched noises have gone.
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    Hi Tonya4362. I wish I knew.  I am new to this forum and not very knowledgeable about high BP but there are a lot of people who are and I am sure someone will respond to your question.   Good luck.  
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    Hi.i have same problem and after several fails with additional meds I started drinking 250ml of beetroot juice a month ago.It's not very nice but add any fruit juice and it's ok.My BP was 190ish but is now 150 to 160 -too number. It needs to be lower but is much better than it was.

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      I was told by a nutritionist that bringing the potassium up to the normal range is also beneficial, because some people aren't in the range and may not even be aware of it, unless it's really out of range.  Then you get a tingling numb feeling in the lip.  Mine was too high and I got those symptoms, so my card added valsartan with a thiazide added to it.

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    Dried beet powder is supposed to be quite effective at lowering BP, you might want to look into it.  I bought a huge bag a while back, but haven't figured out my regimen just yet and I want  to use up the rest of my BP meds first.  I don't suffer any side effects, I just hate putting money in big Pharma's pocket.

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      Quite a few people are saying beet juice so I'm gonna give it a try. I'm already drinking the hibiscus tea and I've changed my diet. We shall seesmile

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      Do you know of a good dried powder brand? Will you stay on meds while trying beet root?

      How much valsartan are you on? Is it a better one than losartan?

      currently on lisinopril and carvidilol.

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    There are some foods that are really good at lowering blood pressure. Beets is one of them, as other people have said, but also oatmeal, raisins (I like to put them in oatmeal as a double whammy), and celery (it actually has a phytochemical in it that helps relax the blood vessels, which in turn lowers blood pressure) are a few. I keep all of those particular foods on hand just in case my blood pressure rises, since I've gotten it under control just with natural ways.

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