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Is it safe for me to be taking Vyvanse,Xanax, And Blood Pressure meds all at once? I only have anxiety and HBP when taking the Vyvanse. 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 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
55 year old heavy coffing does not smoke.He said it his blood pressure meds are cause is this possible?
I was wondering about if your blood pressure is 140/94 is that high? Do i need to make an appt with my dr? Is it high enough to need meds? Thanks
For a male, 53, blood pressure consistently between 135/90-152/99 for the last 6 month. Should I start blood pressure meds? Which one is first choice?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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