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Old 08-04-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I think it's safe to say docs have minds of their own. What we tell them can go in one ear and out the other...like they "walk in our shoes".... I'm too on to them.

My doctor's always listen to me. My RA doctor even started by asking me what meds I think would be appropriate. He approved the majority of what I thought would be good to start with, and when he disagreed he explained why.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:42 PM
 
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My doctors have always listened to my concerns and worked with me. Always.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I rook lisonopril for about a month & it made me cough more, so it was a simple switch, ( to losartan potassium) talk to your dr, ther are many, many bp meds, so you can find one that agrees with you
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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My doctors had no reason to listen to me on BP meds as I went into them not knowing a thing about what I need or should start with.

My doctors have always listened to my concerns and would suggest the supplements to start with as they were and are integrative MD's. Except, of course, the gang I just went thru with this knee infection fiasco.

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Old 08-04-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My doctors have always listened to my concerns and worked with me. Always.
That has pretty much been my experience with my doctors too.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:27 PM
 
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My doctors had no reason to listen to me on BP meds as I went into them not knowing a thing about what I need or should start with.

My doctors have always listened to my concerns and would suggest the supplements to start with as they were and are integrative MD's. Except, of course, the gang I just went thru with this knee infection fiasco.
That would be the knee infection likely caused by the "integrative docs pushing prolotherapy and accupuncture otherwise known as unneccessary needles in the joint" and "cured" by the "non integrative MD's"

That's the one right??
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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OP here. Could we kindly get back on topic here? i REALLY want to know whether beta blockers might be effective and better tolerated than the ACE inhibitor/HCTZ combo that isn't working for me and is giving me several side effects.

Please respond if you have personal experience with a beta blocker or something else that is working for you.

I am an older woman with a "hot reaction" personality.

No other health issues. Normal weight, good blood work, everything within normal bounds. HBP is the only issue.

Thanks.

No axes to grind here. Looking for helpful advice.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Everyone is different so I'm not sure if additional info would help much.

I take quinaprel which is an ACE inhibitor and I have no side effects.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I rook lisonopril for about a month & it made me cough more, so it was a simple switch, ( to losartan potassium) talk to your dr, ther are many, many bp meds, so you can find one that agrees with you

enough said
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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OP here. Could we kindly get back on topic here? i REALLY want to know whether beta blockers might be effective and better tolerated than the ACE inhibitor/HCTZ combo that isn't working for me and is giving me several side effects.

Please respond if you have personal experience with a beta blocker or something else that is working for you.

I am an older woman with a "hot reaction" personality.

No other health issues. Normal weight, good blood work, everything within normal bounds. HBP is the only issue.

Thanks.

No axes to grind here. Looking for helpful advice.
see above.
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