I started to have blood pressure spikes about 10 years ago, mainly at night and they would wake me up. About 5 years ago the blood pressure becamae elevated all the time and I still have spikes, mainly at night. I have tried over 30 different medications for this and I am not able to tolerate any of them. Beta blockers actually make my blood pressure go even higher and has put me in the ER twice. I am presently on clonidine and amiloride, both make me feel horrible and exhausted.
I also have low potassium and I am taking a lot of potassium to keep it in the normal range. I also have low magnesium that I just started to take some supplements for that. All of this is under a doctor's care.
Then I have a rash that comes and goes from time to time. I have been to a dermatologist and they can't figure out what it is.
I just heard from my PCP and now I have elevated glucose levels. I will have to start medication for that too now.
I am exhausted, I had to quit working because of all of this and now I feel like I am spiraling down even further.
i,m 6o years old weigh 127.3 and had pressure at the Drs office today of 122/60. The MA at the appointment said the top number was to high? Is that true and what can I do to lower it. I eat well, exercise, and try to maintain stress. Research says top number over 120 can post hypertension. What are comments. Thank you,View Thread
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