New to BP meds and tired with NORMAL BP

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Went to the doc in January with chest pain, dizziness, trouble getting tired with excercise - was given an x-ray and test for lung infection but no BP taken, went again last week feeling like crap asking for  full health check.  Nurse checked my BP it was around 185/105 and further measurements over severaly days showed consistent 170-190/ 95-105.  Think I have been going around like this for at least 6 months when the whooshing in my ear started keeping me awake at night.  Started ACE inhibitor and diuretic 3 days ago and my systolic  has dropped about 50 points and my diastol about 30 - so normal to SLIGHT elevated (Hurrah!) thought I would feel fantastic but am EXHAUSTED within a few hours of taking a dose!  Will this get better?


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  • Posted

    Hi. Have taken various types as the years have rolled on. BP has not improved. All meds have had same side effects with me. Dizziness light headed tiredness and weird dreams. BP readings go up and down.
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    You will probably feel tired more than normal but that should not be a problem compared to your blood pressure problem blood pressure problems made me very very tired because your heart is working so hard you should feel better soon lots of luck and stay with your medicine
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    What is the classification of med you are taking, that will help answer your question, If you continue to feel the way you are feeling, you might want to ask them for an alternative, as there are many different formulations.  You shouldn't have to fee like this.

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    To answer your question quickly: It may. Give the meds a few weeks for your body to adjust. You may see the side effects lessen or disappear. If not, talk to your doctor. There are many versions of BP meds and everyone reacts to them differently. They all have different side effects as well. I'm on Mavik and for the first 2 months I got a headache every day, at exactly 3:00 pm (taking the meds @ 9:00 am). This is now gone.  Also, for tiredness, have your iron levels checked. I find lowering your blood pressure seems to make the effects of anemia stronger, thought it's just my personal, anecdotal observation.

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