Has anyone ever had to take 6 blood pressure meds to get your heart rate and blood pressure under control? My blood pressure and heart rate was in stroke range and finally is down but it has taken 6 meds to do it and they are all almost at max doses. I am on Hydrochlorothiazide, Lisinopril, Verapermil, Norvasc, Bystolic,Hydralazine and now Prazosin which is being used for nightmares but is also a BP medicine. Has anyone ever heard of it taking so much to work? I would greatly appreciate any input you folks may have for me as you always have been helpful in the past. Thanks my friends out there, take care and thank you ahead of time for any help or comments you may have, marjorie zych
1 Nov 2010
My brother in law was on 5 bp meds and he simply wanted everyone to know it didn't cause ED in him, which was TMI. If you are able to exercise, you might try walking about 15 minutes to start and then increase it by a few minutes every few days as this will help lower your blood pressure. Also, if you are over weight and can lose even a few pounds, that will help. My brother in law is a major major control freak who can't keep his nose in his own business and his weight is an issue. You can't tell him anything tho, he knows it all. When he lost 30 lbs, it did help, but he gained it back so he is back to square one. Don't over do the walking, slowly do it so you won't get sore, or shin splints and quit.
1 Nov 2010
Hi marjorie, Honeslty, I have never heard of anyone taking quite so many BP medications, but I am sure your M.D. knows what he/she is doing. I finally settled on one BP medication. It helps me sleep, it helps with restless leg syndrome and lowers my blood pressure signifigantly. It is called clonidine. It can be dangerous with narcotic anelgesics, so if you are interested make sure your doctor monitors your BP, as often as possible or that you watch it at home with your own BP cuff. My BP has gone from 161/95 to 116/82. I am happy with the results. Keep me posted Fall Queen
2 Nov 2010
I take Ramipril 5mg, Amlodipine 5mg, Torsemide 20mg, Metaprolol 100mg, Clopidogrel, Aspirin all these meds besides some other twice a day in total around 19 odd pills a day besides 2 injections.
Take care, be well & above all safe, guess 'pills a day keeps the doctor away', have a nice night/day.
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