Hi MILES2GO22 -- it would be a good idea to check with your medical provider for their recommendation for a pain med that won't affect your BP.
That being said, I also experienced an increase in my pressure with the use of ibuprofen -- on doing a bit of googling I found that any of the so-called NSAID drugs can have this effect, but I tried Aleve (naproxen) and although it is also an NSAID, it did not seem to increase my BP. I believe Tylenol, which is not an NSAID, would be considered a good alternative as an over-the-counter med, but if you drink alcohol there can be problems with that as well. There are other prescription drugs that your physician may give you that might work the best in your case.
I can certainly relate to the aches and pains -- best wishes for finding what works the best for you!
Here's a link to an article from WebMD about precautions for over-the-counter medications when you have hypertension: www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pres
Edited by: SANDYBREIT at: 4/18/2013 (10:37)
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