Well I can No Longer Win this

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I went to the Doctor, he told me to go up to 100MG for my BP on Toprol and Gave me a Water Pill as well, My BP Still Refuses to go down, its 155/98 today, WHAT MORE CAN I DO?

And Not only that I read Toprol can cause More Insomnia along with wakings up and Nightmares, and I have ALL 3, I already had Insomnia but now I wake up every hour or less, I also have quick nightmares that also wake me up, I am a virtual mess 4-5 days Now and Im lucky each night to have a total of 3 hours or less of sleep!

I cannot win, just give up and let me have a heart attack already

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  • Posted

    Gp or cardiologist? Think you need a second opinion.
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    Don't be discouraged, one question, are you consuming more sodium than you should be, and you should make sure you're eating some potassium rich foods,

    because potassium riich foods can naturally assist the medication in lowering 

    your #s by 6-8 points on the top # and the bottom #.  Sometimes that's just enough

    to make a difference.  Your physician should have told you this.

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    I didn't read all of your post, just the first couple of sentences, sorry, it sounds like

    you need a med change, this medicine clearly isn't working for you.  I, myself, was

    on Toprol for a # of years before I was switched to Bystolic, which is a newer generation beta blocker.  It costs more, but I have no side affects with it, and I've

    been on it for over 2 years now.  The older one kept my pulse so low that I couldn;'t get up to target heart rate, however it did keep my BP under control., but exercise

    is important to me, especially with heart failure, so I went with the Bystolic.  At least

    with government healthcare in the UK, you shouldn't have to worry about price.l

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