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Im a 32 yo male and was admitted to hospital with a blood pressure of 245/150 severe hypertension.
I was given 2.5mg of Ramipril increased by my GP to 5mg as BP still high. BP recorded 3 times a day vary from highest 175/92 to 147/81 lowest.
I felt fine before starting these tablets but when I went back to the doctor and told her that I was getting dull headaches and dizziness she said it was just the side effects. It seems to get easier to deal with each day but tonight I had a headache and checked my BP and it was 134/79 the lowest reading so far.
Basically my worry is that although my blood pressure is coming down with Ramipril 5mg I know that she will want to increase the dosage and then I will feel lousy again.
I suspect the fact that my body has been used to dealing with severe high BP for so long that now its dropping much lower in such a short time that is the reason for my headaches/dizziness, sort of backed up by my lowest reading when having a headache. God knows how I will feel if my BP gets down to a normal level....should I try and avoid increasing the dose until I am used to the level 5mg has me at?
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