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The saga with my uncontrollable high blood pressure continues. Losartan Potassium has been doing nothing for my BP, in fact I even asked the consultant if he thought that it could raise my BP, as I'd never had such a high diastolic reading before being on all these different pills. Consultant has now prescribed another pill, the beta blocker Bisoprolol 1.25mg yesterday. Don't understand why I should stay on the Losartan if it isn't doing anything but that's what he wants me to do. Shame it doesn't work as it's the first of about 6 BP medications that hsn't produced nasty side effects. Will now cross fingers that the Bosoprolol turns out to be friendly! He reckons it's a cleaner beta blocker than Atenolol which I took some years ago - whatever "cleaner" means. He said that Atenolol carried a risk of diabetes. I remember the Atenolol really slowing me down and feeling lethargic, and I couldn't lose weight no matter how I tried. I was about 11lbs heavier on it, and I so hope that doesn't happen again. Not surprising it causes diabetes if it makes you gain weight. Blood pressure was 209/95 the night before last; at the hospital yesterday it was 184/85; this morning before taking any pills it was 170/93; four hours later 166/77; this evening 179/78. Here's hoping!
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