bec. his reading is normal... is this dangerous? He keeps monitoring his BP and says he will start taking it again if his BP goes higher, but I think this is dangerous... & I think he should continue taking the meds until he gets the go-ahead from his Dr. to reduce the dosage or stop. He's hard-headed also!
My husband immediately stopped taking his benazepril & amlodipine?
Question posted by fair_jo on 30 Sep 2012
Last updated on 17 November 2016
Why don't you leave your husband alone? He probably has enough problems without having to hear from you on this. What? Is life something to be grasped at like a ring at a county fair? It would be great if you could find a doctor out there who actually cared about you and treated you like a patient instead of a paycheck. But those days are gone. Get your own medical degree and then talk to him. Perhaps then he will believe you actually know what your talking about.
Blood pressure meds do not cure the condition, they ease the symptoms. He is asking for a stroke or enlarged heart if he continues not to treat his blood pressure. High blood pressure can also destroy your kidneys over time.
Hello fair_jo & welcome to the site. It is the medications that have his blood pressure back to normal. As soon as he quits taking them his blood pressure will go up again. He must understand this. If a call to his doctor is in order than please do so. He has got to realize that it is the meds not his own system that is helping him. See if you can talk him into a visit with his docor to explain this . If not have him read the info I am providing at the bottom in the link in blue. I surely hope this helps...
I totally agree! It can be very dangerous to stop and start medications, especially without advice. He may notice withdrawal symptoms from suddenly ceasing these medications also. It would be much safer to seek advice from his doctor and continue with the medications until then. I understand how difficult it can be to try and offer people advice when they are stubborn, maybe you could approach the situation by letting him know you just want the best for him?
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