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Does Amitriptyline affect blood pressure?

Does Amitriptyline affect 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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


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I'm having high blood preassure with elavil (amitriptyline) 10mg...is this common? I'm 34 yrs b/p 151/101...

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

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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?

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

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

NO: You MUST be on an approved pharmaceutical therapy for such elevated BP. Certainly follow a no salt/low salt diet, drink at least 8-10 8 oz glasses of water dauly snf exercise. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

My blood pressure increase?

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

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How to check blood pressure?

How to check blood pressure?

Blood pressure: See a health care provider or try one of the machines at the local pharmacy. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you physician. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

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.

For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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Blood pressure problem signs?

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

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How to control blood pressure?

How to control blood pressure?

Several ways: Avoid salt, exercise regularly, keep your weight down, and get a good nights sleep. If these things don't work then medications might be needed. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 100 over 70 ok?

Normal range: It is within normal range for most adults and would be ok especially if not associated with symptoms of low blood pressure. ...Read more

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How is blood pressure measured?

How is blood pressure measured?

Sphygmomanometer: Blood pressure is measured with a sphygmomanometer measuring pressure in millimeters of mercury. ...Read more

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Is 138/62 a good blood pressure?

Is 138/62 a good blood pressure?

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

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Is a blood pressure of 90/50 ok?

Yes: The reading is on the lower side but if you feel ok i.e. Don't feel dizzy or weak and normally run lower blood pressures, the numbers are ok. ...Read more

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Is 110/90 blood pressure normal?

Is 110/90 blood pressure normal?

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

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Is 130/74 a good blood pressure?

Good: This is good for middle size and big person. For small size person better to have 120/74. If your measurements done in doctor office, this is good. ...Read more

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Is 97 over 71 blood pressure ok?

Normal range: It is within normal range for most adults and would be ok especially if not associated with symptoms of low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is baseline blood pressure?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more