It seems like my last post was about how much better I felt and now I am feeling lousy again. Saw my primary doc today and she is making me start a BP med. We have been watching my BP for some months now and I had hoped to avoid yet another rx. I don't understand it, my BP was always abnormally LOW. So I think that means I am on 8 rx's and naproxen. AND THEY STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!. (Sorry just need to vent a bit) My friend would call the all caps a "Shouting" EMAIL! I think I will go have a glass or wine and watch something mindless on TV.
LakerI see that you are on naproxen. I remember reading that it can raise your BP. Are you taking it daily?
I sorry, Laker. Maybe your BP is raised because of pain? I know my BP is slightly elevated when I am hurting or have a hard time moving around. Maybe you will not be on them long.
Huggs!NSAID's (like Naproxen) can raise blood pressure, especially when taken chronically. What was your BP, and what antihypertensive did the doctor prescribe?
If i were you, i would be searching the worlwideweb to find a safe way to lower your blood pressure without the bp drugs. I don't have to worry about it, mine is usually 90/60. If you need some help in your search, let me know and i will try to help. Give what i said good thot Laker.
My BP today was 137/95. Highest has been 144/94. It used to be more like 100-110/70ish. I know prednisone can raise BP but did not know naproxen can. I have been on the naproxen several months, 440 mg/day. Come to think of it, that was not listed as one of my meds when we went over it today. I will do some checking inot this. I have also been running a low grad fever almost that whole time. I was pretty much commanded to take the Procardia and go back in a month. But I think I will also stop the naproxen and check into what else I can do to lower the BP naturally. Perhaps there will be enough improvement to get off the procardia then. At least having a plan makes me feel better. Two year ago I was healthy. I think my gp is upset because she sees how I have gone downhill and still no one really knows what is wrong. I do appreciate her attentiveness, even though it bugs me! Thank you for the good advice.
Hi, I know what you mean about taking 'another' drug, especially when I've heard some of these BP meds, once you get on them you can't get off! What?
I'm not having my cholesterol tested until I get off of prednisone as I understand that it raises your numbers. I'm trying to get off again.
Thank you very much! I checked and three of my meds can cause high BP. Called my dr back today and we decided to stop the naproxen and see how it goes, also to try a very slow taper of prednisone. I am also trying to get a half hour of exercise a day. She still wants me on the procardia for now, but we will re=evaluate in a month. You have all been such a great help- I feel much better about this now.
Hi Laker, I too have high blood pressure. When I am in pain, my bp goes really high. My dr told me to lay off of salt, processed foods, lunch meat, and canned veggies. She said to eat frozen or fresh veggies and experiment with different spices rather than salt. I have been trying to follow her advice and my bp seems to be going down.
Good luck to you.