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Is it safe for me to be taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), (lisdexamfetamine)Xanax, And Blood Pressure meds all at once? I only have anxiety and HBP when taking the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). 2nd opinion?

Is it safe for me to be taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), (lisdexamfetamine)Xanax, And Blood Pressure meds all at once? I only have  anxiety and HBP when taking the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). 2nd opinion?

It depends: Since I don't know your history, it's difficult to say if your medication regimen is appropriate.. This shouldn't be considered a second opinion. Personally, I don't prescribe Xanax (alprazolam) because I am able to lower patient's anxiety with alternative treatments. At a minimum, I hope you're discussing your concetns with your physician. Since Vyvanse causes high blood pressure, I have concerns. Good luck.. ...Read more

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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 was 39 when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure will I be on meds all my life?

Not necessarily: There are various ways to treat high blood pressure, including weight loss, cardiovascular exercise, improved diet including a low salt diet, meditation and medications. Doing many, or all, of these other treatments may be sufficient to not need blood pressure medications. However, do not stop blood pressure medications unless directed to by your physician, as complications can occur. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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When is blood pressure meds needed?

When is blood pressure meds needed?

Meds if over 140/90: Goal BP is under 120/80, and high BP is over 140/90. However, it also depends on whether you have underlying heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or prior TIA or strokes. In those more serious conditions we will have tighter control on bp. If you are using any stimulants like caffeine you should eliminate it. BP should be measured on 3 separate occasions in order to diagnose hypertension. ...Read more

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When to take hight blood pressure meds?

When to take hight blood pressure meds?

Before bed: Since most cardiac events occur in the early morning hours due to blood pressure spikes at this time most physicians recommend blood pressure meds to be taken right before bedtime. ...Read more

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Do I need meds if my blood pressure average is 137 over 85 ?

Do I need meds if my blood pressure average is 137 over 85 ?

Depends: Depends on your other risk factors. I believe that with a good diet and exercise and little bit of weight loss (in case you need it, maybe you are skinny already) you should be fine. Lower salt, avoid processed foods. Taking meds is the easy way out but not your first option. ...Read more

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Why won't the top number on my blood pressure go down with meds?

Why won't the top number on my blood pressure go down with meds?

Hypertension: Systolic pressure and diastolic pressure are different in some aspects of their physiology, talk to your doctor to discuss not enough info here to speculate in you. ...Read more

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Why is my blood pressure going up even though I'm taking my meds?

Why is my blood pressure going up even though I'm taking my meds?

Blood pressure: If you are in fact taking your meds, the commonest problem would be inadequate dosage of the medication(s) and/or need for additional medications to be added. If you are on very good doses of three medication groups including diuretic and pressure is going up there could be hormonal or renovascular problems complicating your status. You need to discuss with your doc ...Read more

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How can I control my blood pressure best? Diet or exercise or meds

How can I control my blood pressure best? Diet or exercise or meds

All 3 of them: Why not? All three of them are important for BP control. If you lose weight to a normal range you may not need medication or need very little amount. Aerobic exercise is better initially but later you can add resistance training 2 times a week. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking blood pressure meds if both is real low: 99/68?

Should I stop taking blood pressure meds if both is real low: 99/68?

Symptoms?: If you are feeling dizzy, weak, short of breath then you should hold your next dose and call your doctor to find out what to do next. ...Read more

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How is blood pressure controlled outside of medication, I take meds.?

How is blood pressure controlled outside of medication, I take meds.?

Lots of ways!: If you're blood pressure is high, there are several things that may help, besides medications. Weight loss for people overweight or obese is probably the most effective. Regular cardiovascular activity (150min+ / week), if okay'd by your doctor, is also great. Alcohol cessation or moderation is important, as is salt restriction. Following a dash diet is another way to control BP through diet! ...Read more

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I took two doses of blood pressure meds on accident. What can happen?

I took two doses of blood pressure meds on accident. What can happen?

Blood pressure: Could drop causing lightheadedness or dizziness. Also heart rate could also drop causing the same symptoms depending on what the specific med was. Or nothing at all. If you have no syptoms then i would do nothing but be careful with your meds. If you have symptoms then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have taken my night time blood pressure meds this morning by mistake?

Not an issue: if you take them every day being off by 8-12 hours should not make much difference. monitor your BP as usual call your doctor to clarify dosage ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my blood pressure without exercising or med.?

Can you suggest how to lower my blood pressure without exercising or med.?

Many ways: Given the above limitations framing your question: dash diet, weight loss, stopping smoking, and reducing stress would be at the top of ways to lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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Blood pressure today was 116/90. Is it time for meds or is there another option.

Blood pressure today was 116/90. Is it time for meds or is there another option.

Lifestyle changes: Although your diastolic (lower) blood pressure is slightly elevated, you do not necessarily need to start meds now. First try lifestyle changes like limiting salt intake, aerobic exercise and weight loss. Limit intake of alcohol, decongestants and stimulants as these can increase BP. If you smoke, STOP. Continue recording BP over the next few weeks, and if >140/85, see MD for urinalysis, labs. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

Lifestyle changes: 1. Lose weight 2. Exercise regularly 3. Eat a healthy diet. 4. Limit sodium in your diet. 5. Limit alcohol. 6. Don't smoke. 7. Reduce caffeine. 8. Control stress with meditation, yoga, relaxation breathing, etc. ...Read more

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