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Blood Pressure tablets

Discussion in 'Personal' started by minnie me, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I was put on the simplest diuretic BP tablet when I was in my mid-forties. It did the job for some years but then my BP was creeping up so I was put on Perindopril, an ACE inhibitor. I have been on Perindopril and Amlodipine for some time now and it is a combination that seems to work for me. I was warned that side effects of Amlodipine could include swollen ankles, but I have not had any. It is all a matter of trial and error.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2020
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  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    Don't ignore the acid reflux. That can have some very unpleasant effects on the oesophagus.
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  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Such useful advice / feedback . Thumbs up emoji. Yes we have a BP machine. Starts the new tablet tomorrow and blood test at the end of the week, and again at some point then Dr at the end of the month.,
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  4. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Response to medication is very personal and idiosyncratic. Amlodipine almost finished me off. Posted about it a couple of years ago. On apixaban now and no major problems, so good luck going forward.
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  5. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Thank you for that @artboyusa. I guess there are a lot of options for doctors though I suspect there are perhaps a ' go to ' drug for some practioners. I think too we have been / are very fortunate to date in the health stakes and so the whole medication conversation is new ground for us ? Note to self -get out more :D
  6. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I'm being kept in Amlopidine as it's worked so well in just 2 weeks to reduce BP. Review in 6 months. I actually had a reading of 119/82 this morning and feel the most alert and fit that I've been for ages.
    ECG was normal.
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  7. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Yes all the ECG stuff normal. My husband just taken his BP but not taken a tablet am 121/ 81as due to / told to start the alternative to night . Makes you wonder if the high BP was an aberration? What do I know ?!

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