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Old September 18th, 2001, 08:24 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm a new member and would welcome some info about other peoples' experiences on medications they have used and their side effects. I have just been put on ramipril and the side effects are terrible - I cough constantly - any suggestions? Someone suggested today that I be monitored at home to see if I really do have high blood pressure in normal circumstances and or perhaps it just rises in the doctor's office.

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Old September 20th, 2001, 11:28 AM   #2
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blood pressure

You know, for about $20 you can buy a blood pressure cuff if you think you have the Dr office hbp.
Take your own bps..it isn't hard. You just note the first beat and the last beat that you hear and that is your blood pressure.
Some meds do cause coughs. if you aren't comfortable on your meds, tell your dr.
High blood pressure is a serious disorder. I am glad you are keeping on top of it!

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Old October 27th, 2001, 09:37 PM   #3
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/me goes runnign FAst away from this folder! I have been diagnosed with HBP again! I hate taking the meds the dr put me on because I was always sleepy. I rekon I ought to go back to the dr and see what a workable solution is .
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Old October 28th, 2001, 05:25 AM   #4
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My doc put me on 20 mg. of Zestril once daily for hbp a little over a year ago. I started out taking it in the morning, and figured out it was the thing making me terribly sleepy in the morning, to the point I was on the verge of nodding out at work. I called the doc's office and asked if it would be ok to take it at night instead. (I'm a bit of an insomniac, so being sleepy at night is a good thing!) The nurse said sure, to take it at night. She said other people had made the same complaint/request, and the doc had okayed it for them to take it at night. That works out well for me. I haven't noticed any other side effects. The real good news is that when I went in for my annual 10,000 mile checkup in September, my bp was 122/78. My doc and I both were very pleased that the medication was working so well. I could probably get it down a little more if I exercised, as I'm heavy and could benefit in general from exercise.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 05:24 AM   #5
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Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways. And also the Blood pressure tends to rise with age.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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You have shared the nice information and i would like to share the some tips for the lowering blood pressure and act upon these advises.
1..take that food that vitamin C
3.15-20 minutes of mild exercise
4.reduce the amount of salt that you take everyday.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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If you are having bad coughing when you take your bp meds. Let the dr know. Any side effects again check with your dr. There are so many bp medications out there, they are bound to find one that works with you.
Try & take your med same time each day.
Get a bp cuff at your drug store.. they come with booklets to keep a record. Some even have a memory that keeps your bp recorded.
When you go to the dr make sure you have that booklet / or machine.
My dr had me use mine while there to make sure it was giving an accurate reading.
Sometimes it takes time to get the med right for you.
Good luck, do what you can to improve your pb.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #8
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Agree with IRISH LOL Hugs
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Old April 19th, 2012, 02:54 AM   #9
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Yoga is an ancient time exercise and has lots of benefits of doing yoga, like decrease blood pressure and keeps you weight-age body away, increase stamina and strength. Be calm and doping swimming is one of the best exercise relax feel to your body and increase stamina.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 02:05 AM   #10
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High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems,such as heart disease.And take the vitamin C,Oatmeat for this.
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