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Posted by: :0( | 2010/11/15

RE: not healthy

sins sept this year i have been diagnose with high blood pressure. dr put me on prexum x2 a day and carloc 6.25mg x1 a day. still i am stuggling with blood pressure readings like 149/93,yesterday 160/92. is this the wrong meds to get my bloodpressure under control?

i have RA for 13 years now and is also on that meds. could the RA meds cause sudden blood pressure problems because the high blood pressure is a new thing now.

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 11/11/2010
Hallo :o(
How long have you been taking the blood pressure tablets? It may take up to 8 weeks for the full effect of the medication to be seen. What medication do you use for your RA at the moment?
Dr Bets

Subject: RE: not healthy
Posted by: :o( | 12/11/2010

hi

the blood pressure meds i started using beginning of september.

meds for RA= folic acid,methotrexate(x8), pednisone,salazapyryn, coxflam15mg,plamoquine,topzole,painamol

i have RA since i turned 21, i am now 34.

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Hallo :0(
Prednisone can cause water retention and hypertension. Usually if one develops hypertension, your doctor should do some basic tests: ECG, cholesterol, kidney function tests, urine tests for protein, sonar of the kidneys if indicated. A diuretic could be added to your current combination of medication, but please discuss with your rheumatologist.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/11/15

Hallo :0(
Prednisone can cause water retention and hypertension. Usually if one develops hypertension, your doctor should do some basic tests: ECG, cholesterol, kidney function tests, urine tests for protein, sonar of the kidneys if indicated. A diuretic could be added to your current combination of medication, but please discuss with your rheumatologist.
Dr Bets

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