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Comment from: Dmauro43, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

I have an insulin pump and I have high blood pressure. At one point in time even with medications my blood pressure was still out of control, 180/100. I changed doctor and he changed my medicines, now my pressure is 115/70. I am on carvedilol and lisinopril HCTZ. Sometimes you may need to change doctors, this may work for some but not for everyone. There is hope out there.

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Comment from: peck, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

My blood pressure stays high 165/108.

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Comment from: cathrine, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

My bottom number was higher than my top number.

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Comment from: janb, 75 or over Female Published: July 18

I have recently had brain scan...told I had chronic condition--not enough blood to brain and had suffered irreparable damage to brain as result. This was supposedly caused by high blood pressure..tho I was taking 3 blood pressure meds, it was still running high. After having meds doubled I have blood pressure much more under control; however, I am somewhat concerned because when the systolic number is acceptable, the diastolic number is running extremely low, sometimes as low as 39.

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Comment from: Star, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I took blood pressure medication for about 10 years or so and everything had been fine. Then a week ago, I got a bad headache and went to the ER. My blood pressure was 218/139. After five days in hospital it is better, but I'm still not feeling good.

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Comment from: mdmyers, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

My blood pressure is 180/135 most of the time, even on blood pressure medications. I check it 3-4 times a day and nothing seems to lower it. I have been hospitalized several times, and even then they could not get it lower.

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Comment from: savanna, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

My blood pressure goes up and down frequently. Today it was the highest, 180/110. I am now taking Ramipril 10 mg in the morning and at night. And now my doctor added Diovan 160 mg.

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