what do most people take when they have high blood pressure a aspirin or a baby aspirin?
High BP is nothing to be scared of, it is perhaps one of the most common ailments of the modern era, it depends upon various factors; diet, life style one leads; environment at home & at work; sleeping habits, drinking habits (if any) & the list is perhaps unending.
Would recommend to seek medical advice rather than to self medicate, if defects are treated early they lead to less problems later in life, seek an appointment with a doctor & ask him/her for professional advice, be safe & well!
lindagail, As far as I konw aapirin therapry is for heart disease, not for high blood pressure alone. I would say Rajive has this one nailed do not try to self medicate. Also who took your blood pressure with those reults and let you walk out of their office without something to bring your blood pressure down? There are a grear array of blood pressure medications on the market right now. The blood pressure you quoted is in the high range and the last thing you need is to wake up someday to find you had had a stroke. Please get yourself to a doctor ASAP. Let me know how you made out. Fall Queen
Hi lindagail, Before you worry too much, know this; Though your blood pressure is high, it's not at stroke level yet. I have a friend walking around with a blood pressure of 210/160 all the time. That's when you really worry about stroke. My blood pressure stays at 180/100 if I don't take a blood pressure rx. I'm not saying you shouldn't be concerned, you should be, but though high, there is no reason to panic. As everyone said to you, you need to see a doctor and probably have your prescription changed from lisinopril to something different, or at least have the dosage increased. I am on two different meds for my bp, and it took the better part of a year to come up with the right combination. I know you are really worried about this and you seem to have a lot of trouble with the professionals that are caring for you. I know you have some other problems, and I think you will find that one feeds the other.
If you want to remain calm, you are going to have to get a handle on your blood pressure, and in order to bring down your blood pressure you have to stay calm. One of the reasons for high blood pressure is anxiety. I know this is not easy, but you really do need to find inside of you the strength to just get hold of whichever doctor you trust the most, and try to talk to them about the possibility of either changing or adding to your bp meds, or even just upping your lisinopril. You can try leaving a message and talk to the doctor over the phone (this way, you won't have to go out). They do call back. You just have to tell them you want to speak to the doctor himself. I made you my friend this morning and I will talk to you about the other issue whenever you like. Now that we are friends, you can send private messages if you prefer. The advice that everyone here has given you about your blood pressure is so right. We have a lot of caring people here who really know and understand what you're going through. Please continue to ask whatever questions you have. You will always get a truthful, unbiased opinion from everyone, but the one thing that you will see the most is that each of us is advising you to go to your doctor about this. Only a doctor should be handling your bp issue. You do need to talk to him/her. You don't want to let this go, as it is high, but not yet dangerous. Catch it before it gets any worse. You are at the level of needing professional help for this problem.
If you can't get help from your docs, it is time to look seriously into getting a new one. That might be stressful to you, but in the long run will save you a lot of anxiety. Just hold your breath and jump in. Guarantee you it won't hurt as bad as what you face at home. Take care and God bless... beanmarie
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