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Posted by: Heart Beat | 2005/06/30

Do i need this Blood pressure med.

Dear Doc,
I have been off Cozaar Comp for alomst 3 months and have been having my blood pressure monitored at a clinic 2x per week....... my blood pressure consistantly shows normal readings. Where do i go from here? I was told that I would have to be on HBP medication for the rest of my life. Would taking Eltroxin for my hypothyroid affect blood pressure?
I dont want to be on drugs if it is not neccessary. Some months ago i went for Doppler tests on my legs for pain i was experiencing.... the tests were clear and there was good flow.
Please advise me. Thank you.

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Heart Beat, it might be that you never needed to take the medicine. The best would be to keep checking your blood pressure once a week, keeping in mind that a normal blood pressure is 135/85 or lower. Good luck.

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