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4/9/13 12:30 P

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Highest was around 180/90. My then doctor started me on a low dose of HCT and I stayed on that for years. Then my kidneys started to fail so my now doctor put me on lisinopril and another med whose name I can remember right now. Late in 2011 I had an episode of arrhythmia while I was in the hospital and was put on large doses of metoprolol. I've gotten the dose down to 25 mg twice a day but would like to get off it because I think it's part of the reason I'm not losing weight. I never had symptoms when my pressure was high, only when it is low.

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3/12/13 11:14 A

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Mine was something like 200/110 when I first went to the doctor about it (yikes!), but I had no symptoms. After several changes in my meds I'm now on lisinopril/HCTZ and a low dose of nifedipine.

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3/7/13 3:09 P

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Before meds my highest reading was 165/100. it took several years trial and error before I got the right medication. I take lisinopril. My reading averages 115/80.

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3/7/13 3:07 P

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Mine has been as high as 175/95 and my meds are10 mg. of ramipril once a day. I had no symptoms except for a feeling of mild tightness
My bp stays around 130/70 now

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3/7/13 1:57 P

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How high has your pressure gotten? Did you have symptoms?

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