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I'm 70 and have been taking Tildiem 200mg and Benfluethiazide 2.5mg for high blood pressure for about 15 years - always the same dosage.
I've recently felt that my blood pressure is creeping up a little. I've been taking it for the past week at home and it averages at 130/85 - this morning the diastolic pressure was 90. What concerned me was that I had to have an injection into my foot for arthritis and had my blood pressure taken before the procedure - 170/103. I know I was nervous, but was shocked that my pressure was so high.
Am I worrying for nothing? Is 130/85 a normal blood pressure for a 70-year-old? Or should I see my GP about tweaking my medication? I'd appreciate any advice.
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