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Amitriptyline And Blood Pressure
It may: Amitriptyline is known to lower blood pressure. But it may also raise blood pressure in some people. Lowering of blood pressure is a more common side effect with this medication. People 65 or older need to be extra careful when getting up suddenly because amitriptyline may drop the blood pressure enough to cause dizziness and a fall when getting up too quickly from a sitting position. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
I'm having high blood preassure with elavil (amitriptyline) 10mg...is this common? I'm 34 yrs b/p 151/101...
Elavil (amitriptyline): Techically, elavil (amitriptyline) can have anticholinergic effects which can theoretically raise blood pressure. However, the dose is so small, that I doubt this is the cause of the elevated reading. Recheck the BP manually after 5 min resting in a seated position. Discuss with your doctor discontinuing the elavil (amitriptyline). ...Read more
Please help, I've stopped taking diasapam 4 nights ago, still taking amitripyline and stains, blood pressure pills and asthmas med. Not sleeping.
Diazepam: Diazepam withdrawal can be associated with trouble sleeping. Should talk with your doctor about yiour problem. ...Read more
I have been very lethargic for 3 days and today am extremely dizzy. I missed a couple days of my Amytriptaline on the weekend but the pharmacist says that's not why. Blood pressure is 150/80 and pulse is 115. I don't feel sick otherwise. What's wrong?
Need evaluation: It is not possible to make an accurate assessment of what is wrong with the limited information you can provide on this forum. I suggest you schedule a consultation with a clinician for a full evaluation who can offer a diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more
How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? E.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?
BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more
My blood pressure has been averaging high. Last ti MN e checked was 207 over 108 I don't want to take lisinopril. Will tak8ng Chia help?
Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more
Eat healthy food:
Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP.
Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective.
Get some sunshine daily.
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Blood Pressure Signs:
Hypertension is often known as the 'silent' disease. It can be very high for a very long time without causing any noticeable symptoms.
But, common symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, fatigue, chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, sometimes shortness of breath.
It is wise to always know where your blood pressure is and to keep track of it. ...Read more
Reasonable: You should try to keep your BP below 140/90. Yours is borderline high, so you should cut out extra salt, and exercise regularly. If that does not improve it, you should be seen to adjust or add an antihypertensive medication. ...Read more
Yes: You may want to talk with your physician about why you'd worry about this -- I think you recognize your concern is baseless. Scientific medicine with lots of measurements generates a lot of numbers, and these vary tremendously. High cholesterol and high blood pressure may be present without your realizing it, but most other labs are guides to interpreting symptoms and mean little if you feel well. ...Read more
Baseline BP: This refers to s series of BP READINGS before one does something in an experiment to see what works best for your BP. So if you are going to see if exercise will affect your BP you will want to take 2 weeks of BP WITH a device that is acvurate on you after 5 min rest then take 3 and average last 2. Average all of these then start exercise and take BP daily for 2 weeks and see if BP lower/higher ...Read more