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I am 65 years old and take Atenolol, Enalapril and a water pill for high BP, and have for many years after I had a heart attack at age 47. Recently my distolic readings have been high, and after monioring them myself and sending readings to my Dr. he has added a 4th med, amlodipine 5mg. I started taking it once a day ( in the morning with my other meds) four days ago. I take my BP readings upon waking in the morning, about mid day at work, and again at bedtime. First thing in themorning the reading is back to high again 150/78 thismorning; at mid day it was 105/51 and tonight beofre bed it is back up again 158/74. The readings are all over the place. Dr wants me to keep track for 14 days and send readings again. Will the readings even out do you think? It seems like the drug wears off during the day, and by bedtime and morning has crept back up again. Should I wait another 10 days before calling the Dr. and keep monitoring, or is this something that doesn't seem right to you? NO side effects so far from the amlodipine. Thank You
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