Patient Comments: High Blood Pressure - Effective Treatments

Question:What kinds of treatments have been effective for your high blood pressure?

Comment from: Wendy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I suffer from HBP, I have had had it for 16 1/2 years, in my case it is hereditary. It was noticed when I was pregnant with my son. I am on Atenolol tablets 2 a day which I take in the morning (50mg), and I take 2 Amlodipine ( 5mg) at night.

Comment from: Dee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I went to see my Doctor who told me to see her after 2 weeks as my pressure had gone up. When I went back to see her she told me to see her again after 2 weeks. Somehow I got busy but after 3 months I ended up in hospital with a stroke. Good enough I recovered and was put 2.5 mg aprinox and some cholesterol tablets. I have since stopped taking the cholesterol tablets, but I am still taking the hp tablets.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I have been treated for high blood pressure for 9 years. It has been climbing higher for about four years, (175/100 or higher). Recently my doctor doubled my lisinopril from 10mg to 20mg and added a diuretic (.25htc). My blood pressure has dropped to 98/60. Sometimes it will go up to 117/90. I am extremely tired.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I am 59 and have just noticed higher blood pressure readings of 139/84 to 159/95 after spending my entire life below 120/80.I am taking intrathecal morphine by implanted pump for 10 years and 60mg of cymbalta for 2 months. I have complex regional pain syndrome since 1995. My pump has 120micrograms of morphine sulfate and a much lesser amount of bibufercaine. I was an active athlete until 3 years ago when pain became too unbearable upon lasting exercise. I take Nexium 40mg at night. What is your recommendation regarding starting hypertension drug therapy? Most of the adults in my family have hypertension at age 53 to 54.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I was diagnosed with hypertension (170/110) at 43 years old. I have no other risk factors, low cholesterol and LDL-no diabetes. I was put on Micardis 40mg. I lost 35 pounds, became hypervigilant with salt (1500mg/day) and very rarely drink alcohol (red wine). My BP went down to 110/60. I have to watch, though when I am lazy about salt, or go out to dinner a little too much BP does go up. Oh well even if you do the right things you can't fight genetics! Take your medications and check your pressure regularly. Approach it intelligently and you can live a long life with hypertension.

Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

My blood pressure started about 6 years ago when I was given an inhaler for a breathing problem. My body swelled up all over including my mouth, causing me to be unable to eat for several days. Since then I have taken enalapril everyday and it seems to work for me.

Comment from: Veronica, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

I'm 49 and my Hypertension is all stress related, so under Doctor supervision I've been taking Naturopathic medication (after consultations with Naturopath) with regular exercise, I've found most days it stays within normal limits. Please Note: I had terrible reaction to Micardis hence the Naturopath.

Comment from: woraiur, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 25

I had high blood pressure, and by taking garlic regularly and reducing my weight by 15 pounds, my blood pressure has dropped.


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