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Old 02-01-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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Old 02-01-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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I was on Blood pressure meds for years. I also drank alcohol every day. I had an event early last year and my bp jumped up to about 145/90. I was transported to the ER and got stabilized. I spent 28 days in rehab and have been alcohol free for about 5 months. I have not taken Bp meds in about 2 weeks and my Bp was 114/62 just now. For me, alcohol was and is a death sentence.
Alcohol is a blood thinner and a vasodialator. I dont know how it could have caused high blood pressure.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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I was on Blood pressure meds for years. I also drank alcohol every day. I had an event early last year and my bp jumped up to about 145/90. I was transported to the ER and got stabilized. I spent 28 days in rehab and have been alcohol free for about 5 months. I have not taken Bp meds in about 2 weeks and my Bp was 114/62 just now. For me, alcohol was and is a death sentence.
145/90 is about normal for me on BP meds, I no longer drink alcohol for years though. You went to the ER with that BP? Good to be off the alcohol anyway. So you are off BP meds..ummm. I would think that drinking every day could/would elevate BP.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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Alcohol is a blood thinner and a vasodialator. I dont know how it could have caused high blood pressure.

possibly like this? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4038773/

it's the chronic use that is at issue here.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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51, had HBP for about 7 years, never been over weight, didn't smoke.

My blood pressure is around 110/70 with meds and exercise. Tried going off them before and it shoots right back up (got to 199/114 before).

Nothing has ever affected it going down naturally.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:48 AM
 
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Yeah, I did. I was on hypertensives for about 15 years, but I could never take them every day, because it would suddenly plunge to maybe 80/40, while otherwise maintaining about 125. Dr. tried several strategies, but couldn't get it regulated. At my age (75), my doc set my upper limit at 140, because he felt that the risk of heart issues was less threatening than the risk of blacking out from LBP, or POTS and falling and breaking a hip. So I got in the habit of taking a pill only when my systolic went over 145 on two consecutive days, and guess what? For the past four months, that has never happened, and I haven't taken a BP pill in four months. My systolics have stabilized around 130, unmedicated..
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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My husband may have to start BP meds, can you folks with experience recommend the SAFEST brand of BP meds with the least side effects?
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:04 PM
 
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I can only speak to what I take, and it's Quinaprel. I experience no side affects that I am aware of.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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My husband may have to start BP meds, can you folks with experience recommend the SAFEST brand of BP meds with the least side effects?
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Everyone's doctor makes that decision I believe. My MD about 10 yrs ago got me to start with Atenolol 25mg (old drug) and diuretic (25mg) and a couple yrs later it was not low enough so added Amolodepine 5mg and it's been these three inexpensive meds. They all cause fatigue but it diminishes with time. Or maybe it just gets less with the fatigue over time. I don't carry drug ins so pay for my 3 meds out of pocket. That could be a factor for many without the drug ins. My doctor works with me knowing my finances.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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My husband may have to start BP meds, can you folks with experience recommend the SAFEST brand of BP meds with the least side effects?
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There are several completely different classes of hypertensive drugs, each type working in different ways to reduce BP. Your doctor will make a choice based a lot of other factors, including age, weight, diet, activity level, genetic predisposition. And the doctor may change it several times, according to how you respond.
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