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SallyH, June 11,  2020  5:59pm EST

Blood Pressure all over the map

Hi - I am new to the group and am looking for some advice. I am a 65-year-old female and have been medicated for high blood pressure for four years. Despite medication, my BP continues to be all over the map - as high as 184/97 and as low as 99/72. There seems to be no pattern to it. I take it at various times of the day. I know not to take my BP for 30 minutes after eating, exercising, showering, etc.  The numbers also vary when taken at doctors' offices, so I don't think it's my Omron unit. I'm currently on Losartan 50 mg. Was on Lisinopril initially but I developed the dry cough that sometimes is a side effect. My doc tried triamterene but my sodium level plummeted and I became nauseated.Since hypertension has been linked to severe effects of COVID-19, I'm becoming more concerned. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, June 12,  2020  9:09am EST

    Good morning, it does sound like you are having a rough time with the high blood pressure. It's good that you are in constant contact with your doctor's office and seem to have a strong working relationship.  I can share the resources we have on HBP with you as well. You mentioned COVID-19. Are you concerned that you have been exposed? We have a great deal of information for patients and caregivers if these resources are helpful to you. Best Katie.

  • SallyH
    SallyH, June 12,  2020  12:50pm EST

    No, I haven't been exposed, at least not to my knowledge. I'm being very careful.

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, June 15,  2020  8:29am EST

    Thank you for letting me know. I can understand this must be very hard for you. Best, Katie

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