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My blood pressure has been elevated in the morning for the past two weeks ranging from 184/102-- 96/60... i take benicar20 and hydrochlorothiazide 25 ?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: You should get your kidneys checked and also have your doctor review your medications to make sure there are no drug interactions contributing to this change. You might also want to make sure you are getting accurate readings from your home BP monitoring device.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
Too high: You need to contact your doctor. This much variability isn't normal and you may need further testing to exclude secondary causes of hypertension including adrenal or kidney problems. Blood pressure rises a few hours before you wake up in the morning and peaks in the middle of the afternoon. Benicar (olmesartan) and HCTZ work well together, but further refinements or testing is needed. Good luck!
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Last updated Jan 5, 2015

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