... Clonidine, Amlodipine, Spirolactone and Carvedilol. It's making me crazy. Should I be taking that many?
High Blood Pressure - Hi, new to this...I have hbp, and I am currently taking 4 different meds.?
- 4 Apr 2013 by fredhbp
- 4 April 2013
- high blood pressure, amlodipine, carvedilol, clonidine, blood disorders, blood pressure
Added 4 Apr 2013:
sometimes it spikes up to 202/103
Watch your sodium intake too. Sodium can have a profound effect on the blood pressure. Never add salt to food and watch labels for hidden sources like soft drinks, salad dressings, cereals etc. High sodium foods are things like canned goods, frozen prepared foods and meals, cheeses, pickles, lunch meats etc.
As you can tell now that it is not unusual to take multiple meds for very high blood pressure. The goal here is to get your blood pressure down as quickly as possible to a safer level.
As DzooBaby said put the salt away, don't even cook with it.
The next thing to do is to stop worrying yourself about it as that doesn't help it either. Trust the doctor as they are very good at getting people's blood pressure down.
You might try some relaxation exercises like deep slow breathing or some meditation to calm yourself and get the stress out of your body. Mental stress is hard on your body and your blood pressure.
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