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Old 03-02-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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As Old Gardner says I do not drink enough water,he is right.Thru the years I never drank much water.I always drink Apple Juice when thirsty.
With the water pill in the morning when I take my lisinprolol 20mg I drink 2 glasses of water,have never liked water.With the evening meds,one glass.
My potassium reading with Quest in past has always been in normal range (4.2).I get the doctors report from Quest but cannot access it without his pin,will get it on next visit Wednesday.
With my drug plan I have to stay generic.
I wasn't going to bother everyone with my past.In 2010 I had triple by pass.
In 2015 was preparing for move,went to Cardiologist for check up 100 percent,completed move.
At new location made appointment with new cardiologist,august 2016,my BP and meds had always been ok.He insisted on changing BP meds,I argued and did give in and down hill ever since.
Primary care did straighten out,did have 18 months o'k.

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Old 03-02-2019, 02:10 PM
 
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As Old Gardner says I do not drink enough water,he is right.Thru the years I never drank much water.I always drink Apple Juice when thirsty.
With the water pill in the morning when I take my lisinprolol 20mg I drink 2 glasses of water,have never liked water.With the evening meds,one glass.
My potassium reading with Quest in past has always been in normal range (4.2).I get the doctors report from Quest but cannot access it without his pin,will get it on next visit Wednesday.
With my drug plan I have to stay generic.
Dan, for my liking I like to see my readings at higher end. My last reading was 5.2 and if for no other reason low potassium will give us more fatigue, and lordy knows I need all the energy I can muster up. Even if we come in low range, docs say we're OK. They don't live in our bodies. Certain foods do make us feel a lot better and potassium rich ones truly do and even a tad extra "pill". My thinking for me.

Drink more water, it's important.
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:39 PM
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Try cutting way back on carbs and salt, that will cause your body to release excess water.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:26 PM
 
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Try cutting way back on carbs and salt, that will cause your body to release excess water.
I haven't used salt in the home in years.It is pretty hard to avoid,we try to limit amount on item to 350 Max.,salt free vegetables.
We had salmon,sweet potato and white cannoly beans for lunch,breakfast every morning cantalope,banana and fruit.
Jamin mentioned potassium,mine is 4.2 in past,Quest says 3.5-5.2 is normal.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:40 PM
 
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Try cutting way back on carbs and salt, that will cause your body to release excess water.
As said I have not had any salt in home for many years,just went to Dr last week,BP was doing ok,on occasion 120/60-132/60,then it jumped to 166/70 for a week.
Back in early Dec 18 my BP was 188/73,do not understand why it is erratic.
After triple by pass in2010 was fine until move to CT 8/2016 and new Cardioligist did not like meds I was on,did argue but did give in and was miserable till Primary Care Dr put me on metoprolol 25mg and HCTZ 15mg which lasted from 4/2017 till 9/2018 at which time it jumped to 188/70 and one time to 210/79 etc.
On visit recently put me back on 40mg Lisinoprolol which has me dizzy and light headed.I was on 20mg before taken in morning.
I have not checked BP since.My spelling might be wrong.
My next visit is 4/5.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:02 AM
 
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There are many HBP meds out there. There is no need to feel bad, because of them. Talk to your doctor about changing it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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As said I have not had any salt in home for many years,just went to Dr last week,BP was doing ok,on occasion 120/60-132/60,then it jumped to 166/70 for a week.
Back in early Dec 18 my BP was 188/73,do not understand why it is erratic.
After triple by pass in2010 was fine until move to CT 8/2016 and new Cardioligist did not like meds I was on,did argue but did give in and was miserable till Primary Care Dr put me on metoprolol 25mg and HCTZ 15mg which lasted from 4/2017 till 9/2018 at which time it jumped to 188/70 and one time to 210/79 etc.
On visit recently put me back on 40mg Lisinoprolol which has me dizzy and light headed.I was on 20mg before taken in morning.
I have not checked BP since.My spelling might be wrong.
My next visit is 4/5.
It isn't only salt that you have in your home and put in your food, it's sodium in soup, french fries, frozen dinners, and many other foods. There is an awful lot of sodium in many foods, you have to read the label. Make sure you read the label on everything you eat.

Being dizzy and lightheaded means the dose is too high, making your blood pressure too low.
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM
 
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Since "OldGardner replied,I am lightheaded as usual and OldGardner is right on 40mg Lisin.
My reason for 3/6 apt was BP had jumped to 160's for a week while on 20mg Lisn.,previously BP o'k for sometime,original appointment was for 3/20.
At Dr's office BP was 132/63.He read it twice.I will add that at 7am I took 40mg Lisn be cause of 160 reading.He asked me to go back to 40mg Lisn.
Now today 3/14 lightheaded with 137/63 pulse 62.This after breakfast.At this point might try 20mg again,next appointment 4/5.A real hassle.
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Old Yesterday, 04:01 PM
 
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I hated having to take those water pills! I got to where I knew exactly when I was going to have to go and planned accordingly. Now that Iím exercising,losing weight, and eating better my cardiologist took me off of the water pills. Life is good again when you only have to go like a normal person!
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Old Today, 11:37 AM
 
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The Metoprolol and Lisinopril should be enough to lower your blood pressure. You do not need the water pill along with those two. Your doctor can raise the dose of the Metoprolol and Lisinopril if needed.

Metoprolol Succinate ER goes up to 200mg, for example, and Lisinopril 40mg could be prescribed.

I've taken those two for decades. Metoprolol Succinate ER (ER is Extended Release) is best as compared with the other Metoprolol.
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