Can some people take only Clonidine 0.1 mg as their blood pressure medicine and no other? Yesterday I had to take the Clonidine 0.1 mg and then I took my usual blood pressure meds and my blood pressure fluctuated all day long and I felt terrible and declined from a social event. Today I took the Clonidine only and I have felt much better even went to the mall to walk and it has been 12 hours and now I will take my other blood pressure meds because it is now 148/69. Today it was 171/90 - 131/63- 131/71-126/62-129/70. I felt good and did not feel bad with mostly depression. I go to a cardiologist because I have a heart murmur - maybe since birth. I am 76 and heart disease runs in my family on both sides. No drug addictions. My husband and I have been care givers with different family members 20 years and it has just about taken its toll on me. Very very hard work, but we have learned a lot and talk about all the sweet memories of our family members. I do not need to gain weight from taking clonidine or the Lexapro 10 mg. that I take.
your blood pressure fluctuated you should avoid stress and excess salt intake and regular exrcise after consalt you phsician ?
tell me what other
your medication you take ?
For about a year after I found out I had HBP, I was taking readings several times a day and they were all over the place. I mentioned this during a discussion with my doctor and she said to stop taking my blood pressure multiple times a day because the anticipatory anxiety could actually be raising it. Same for taking it multiple times in a row when I get a reading that is high - the fear of what is wrong can make it rise. I will admit that I didn't believe her but promised to give it a try. For a week, I took my blood pressure once a day - in the mornings after being up for a few hours and about an hour after eating. Sure enough, the readings started to be normal and consistent. Now, I take it every morning and whenever I feel unwell (headache, extreme tiredness, swelling in my legs/feet, etc.) and it has leveled out quite nicely. My doctor said that if it is high enough to make me afraid or that I need to take a rescue dose of Clonidine, I need to call her instead of repeating it a bunch of times. I thought that made sense. :-)
- Clonidine Information for Consumers
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