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6/27/10 1:57 P

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When you get dizziness, does this pass? If it does, that would be just a temporary adjustment. If it continues, that's definitely the wrong drug.

If you want to try Alt Med, I'd look up a licensed naturopathic physician:
www.naturopathic.org/index.asp
This site has a search, you can put in your zip code and see who's close. I don't know what their prescribing scope is in CA, I'm in Portland and it's huge, here. I'm an acupuncturist. Acu's not the most effective as a sole treatment for HTN, it works best combined w/ meds. Chinese herbs can be more effective.

My point is, don't try alternative stuff on your own. Many folks say, oh they tried that stuff - but they were self-prescribing and they weren't qualified to do so. Even for us pros - the old adage, only a fool has him/herself for a doctor - there's a point to that!

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6/26/10 9:36 P

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Thank you all, for your advice. I kindof like this doc. Can't change docs, anyway.

I've tried three different meds from different categories. My body seems to be unable to adjust to the chemicals.

I'm thinking about checking out Alternative Medicines, a more subtle approach for my body.

What do you think?

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6/8/10 9:53 A

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I would throw in if you are "talking, talking, and talking" and the doc is working with you that is good; however if no one is listening to what you are saying, I would start to find a new doctor.

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I work on my breathing exercises. It's calming. emoticon

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5/29/10 10:28 A

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It would help you to learn about the diff. types of medications. There are about 5 different classes, I think:
beta blockers
angio tension reception blockers (ARBs)
calcium channel blockers (CCBs)
diuretics
..others I can't remember, lol.
Be your own advocate, read up on them and their possible side effects, etc.
Remember to be good to you while you're trying to find what works.
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5/26/10 9:25 P

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I agree about getting it right. Have been talking to my doc...talking and talking.

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5/26/10 12:13 A

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I am sorry but I never had any reaction to any of my bp meds. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor, sometimes bp meds can make your bp go too low and then you experience dizziness. It's a pain trying to find the right bp meds at the right strength.

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5/25/10 9:27 P

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Don't know if this is already talked about:

How do you cope with the side affects (dizziness, fatigue, etc) when trying new BP medicines AND trying to exercise and eat right??

Doc is trying to get my BP down with different meds. I seem to be very sensitive to them. I'd rather keep on getting the weight down, but he isn't agreeing with me.

I'm starting to go into self-pity and depression and eating whatever I think will make me feel better during this time. Bad cycle to be in.

Any advice?

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