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By Anonymous March 17, 2012 - 5:01pm
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I have Hypertension, and my doctor wanted to try something different. He eliminated the Lisinopril for now and added the Metoprilol half of 25meg twice a day and the HCTZ water pill. My blood pressure is reading around the range of 138/84. It used to be 116/62. I sometimes feel my heart racing; when i take my blood pressure, my pulse is high. What is the average blood pressure; I am confused. I remember when it used to be 129/79 as normal. I hate to try so many different types of medications, but it is important to get it right. Lisinopril makes my blood pressure drop especially in the sun. Plus, i have been experiencing shortness of breath, which could be environmental because i don't have asthma.

What do you think. I take this serious because my condition appears to be going back to where it was when it was high. It just got regulated in the past two years.

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Hi Anonymous,

Anything above 120/80 could be considered borderline hypertension or hypertension. Are you currently at 138/84 with or without meds? If it is without medications then it is up to your doctor's discretion to place you on meds since lifestyle changes could easily bring your BP back to normal-- if it is on medications, you may want to consider going back on lisinopril. Whatever the case is, your blood pressure is not in the dangerously high end and you should always ask your doctor for clarification as to whether your BP is good or needs improvement with every check up.

All the best,


March 17, 2012 - 7:15pm
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

What is too low. During my stress test on the tredmill, I felt dizzy. After sitting down it was discovered that my blood pressure dropped to 99/58. After rest it went up a little.

March 18, 2012 - 1:04pm
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