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Lost my insurance I get it back on the 1st only have 4 blood pressure pills left what do I do? Am I going to get sick without them?? Help plz

Lost my insurance I get it back on the 1st only have 4 blood pressure pills left what do I do? Am I going to get sick without them?? Help plz

You can ask your: Pharmacist to review your current medications and suggest cheaper alternatives, since you will be paying cash. With the new suggested alternative and cheaper High Blood Pressure Medications, call your physicians Nurse and explain your situation. Give the nurse the suggested alternative meds, along with the Pharmacy telephone number, & request the Doctor call in the new prescriptions. ...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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Is it typical for blood pressure to be higher when one is sick?

Is it typical for blood pressure to be higher when one is sick?

Could happen: Not easy to generalize, but nausea and vomiting can cause elevations in BP. BP should be measured under routine circumstances. ...Read more

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How much can your blood pressure rise when you are sick? If I normally have a BP of 120/82 and it is 150/100 when I am sick, i'd that ok or no?

How much can your blood pressure rise when you are sick? If I normally have a BP of 120/82 and it is 150/100 when I am sick, i'd that ok or no?

Pain often raises BP: But your doctor is in the best position to advise you to either treat or watch that changed pressure. ...Read more

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Help please! Could being sick raise your blood pressure?

Help please! Could being sick raise your blood pressure?

It depends.: Perhaps the stress of being ill could raise ones blood pressure somewhat. However, if one is eating salty food while ill, it might cause ones blood pressure to rise significantly. Of course, most important would be to see ones physician if an illness persists. ...Read more

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Can u get sick from double dose of high blood pressure meds?

Can u get sick from double dose of high blood pressure meds?

Yes: Never adjust your own meds. Call and talk to your dr first. Messing with your meds unsupervised can lead to serious adverse events. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 85 over 63 is this okay? I don't feel dizzy or sick.

My blood pressure is 85 over 63 is this okay? I don't feel dizzy or sick.

Not great: Should treat the patient not the numbers, but even if a teen-twenty-something female athlete, 85/63 is on the low side. Lack of symptoms keeps it from being an emergency, but if you continue to get readings in that range, should discuss with your dr to be sure not indicating a problem that needs addressed. ...Read more

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I would like to know what lowers high blood pressure fast when you're feeling sick like passing out?

I would like to know what lowers high blood pressure fast when you're feeling sick like passing out?

It depends: If the blood pressure suddenly drop more than 20 mmhg, patient can feel dizzy or pass out. Like orthostatic hypotension, that means if you change position from lying down to standing up, you feel dizzy. ...Read more

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What to do about low blood pressure if I'm sick with a cold?

What to do about low blood pressure if I'm sick with a cold?

Usual: Eat well, drink plenty of fluids to raise your blood pressure. It should be okay to take otc meds that contain decongestants, which might actually help raise your blood pressure a little bit and help you feel better while you recover. ...Read more

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If I take coricidin cough and cold and I don't have high blood pressure, will it effect me adversely (I'm taking it for the right reason, I'm sick)?

If I take coricidin cough and cold and I don't have high blood pressure, will it effect me adversely (I'm taking it for the right reason, I'm sick)?

Safe medication: For a young healthy person a short course of over the counter medication is unlikely to be harmful. The other side of that, though, is that most OTC meds aren't very effective. For a serious cough a prescription medication might be best, but if the cough is minor you're better off to try home remedies. Look here for ideas: http://commonsensehome. Com/home-remedies-for-coughs/ ...Read more

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I've been feeling real run down. Mums been sick with strep theist told docoter who I saw last week. Asked to do blood test. Blood pressure. Etc?

I've been feeling real run down. Mums been sick with strep theist told docoter who I saw last week. Asked to do blood test. Blood pressure. Etc?

Strep throat: If one family member has strep throat infection other members can catch it. Infection or getting burnt out can give feeling of being run down. Would be worth doings bloods, throat swab and resting. ...Read more

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My husbands temples started swelling allot when bending after he got sick & high blood pressure pills given to him seen many drs many tests no help?

My husbands temples started swelling allot when bending after he got sick & high blood pressure pills given to him seen many drs many tests no help?

Frustation: That's very frustrating and I can appreciate your helplessness but it isn't going to be diagnosed in an online forum limited to 400 characters. He needs to see another local doctor. ...Read more

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I have felt very dizzy and sick for 2 days. My blood pressure is jumping from 160/52 to 99/50. The first when I stand. My normal BP Is around 130/80

I have felt very dizzy and sick for 2 days. My blood pressure is jumping from 160/52 to 99/50. The first when I stand. My normal BP Is around 130/80

BP rise: It's normal and healthy for BP to rise when you stand. This generally occurs after a transient drop (lasting a few seconds). The initial drop is due to the effect of gravity on your circulating blood volume. The rise that follows is due to activation of your autonomic nervous system which constricts veins in your pelvis and legs. Hope you feel better - rest and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Is eating 1 egg a day plus the yolk bad for my high blood pressure? If it is ill stop but I heard the yolks is very healthy for the brain

Is eating 1 egg a day plus the yolk bad for my high blood pressure? If it is ill stop but I heard the yolks is very healthy for the brain

No problem: Eating 1 egg a day including the yolk will not risk your blood pressure. And yes, nutrients in the yolk are healthy for your brain. These include omega-3 fats like dha, and also choline.
For more info, see: http://tinyurl. Com/2qjcwg and also: http://tinyurl. Com/mqhdhg9 find pastured (more expensive but maybe worth it) eggs if you can. Resources: http://www. Localharvest. Org/. ...Read more

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Is skipping heart beat feeling normal? I also have low blood pressure and have been ill?

Is skipping heart beat feeling normal? I also have low blood pressure and have been ill?

PVC: Premature ventricular beats or PVC is one of the common causes for feeling skipping heart beat and is benign in most instances. However since you feel ill you should be see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Why does my blood pressure go up when I stand?

Blood pressure: Usually falls a LITTLE bit with standing, but it can be considered normal if it rises as well. The key to both is....how much? When you stand up, an automatic/autonomic response is triggered that causes the blood vessels to constrict so that you continue to get enough blood circulating when challenged by gravity. However, if drops or rises more than 10-15 mmHg, you need cardiac eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Will my blood pressure go up while I'm jogging and right after 139/89?

Will my blood pressure go up while I'm jogging and right after 139/89?

Sure: Exercise will raise your blood pressure and heart rate, which is needed to deliver more oxygen, via the blood, to the working muscles. ...Read more

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Why does my blood pressure go from really high to really low within min all day everyday?

Why does my blood pressure go from really high to really low within min all day everyday?

Fluctuations: Blood pressure does fluctuate, but shouldn't fluctuate greatly if the activity level is the same. More likely is the accuracy of the measuring device. Bring this in to your next doctor's appointment to check its accuracy. ...Read more

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Does salt make my blood pressure go up or down?

Does salt make my blood pressure go up or down?

Probably: If you already have problems with blood pressure then yes! We recommend a 2 gram sodium diet for patients with BP problems. The average american consumes around 18 grams a day! Way too much. Keep salt low regardless having elevated blood pressure. Unless you're a long distance runner who needs plenty of electrolytes or you have some strange condition that requires your body to keep a high salt. ...Read more

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Does blood pressure go up when hands are cold?

Does blood pressure go up when hands are cold?

Yes: Try this little experiment: measure your bp. Now stick your hands in a vat of ice water and hold them there for 10 minutes. Now check your BP again. Voila! (this is called the "cold-pressor" reaction). (aside: it works if you stick your face in the water too!). ...Read more

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Can your blood pressure go up when you are at the doctor?

Can your blood pressure go up when you are at the doctor?

White Coat syndrome: There is a term for people who do this. It is called white coat syndrome. ...Read more

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Will GNC vitapaks make blood pressure go up?

Not usually: If this product contains only vitamins, it will not raise your bp. But many otc vitamin products contain certain herbs as well, some of which may be stimulants, and those can raise your bp. Check the ingredients or ask your pharmacist to do so. ...Read more

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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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Does a toothache make your blood pressure go up?

Possibly: Any kind of pain can cause the blood pressure to increase a bit, but not always. ...Read more

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If your over tired, can your blood pressure go up?

Yes: Any stressor can raise your BP including excessive fatigue. ...Read more

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Why does my blood pressure drop randomly?

Why does my blood pressure drop randomly?

Blood pressure: Without knowing the patient and the history and physical examination, this question can't be answered accurately. ...Read more