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Really scared!
Nov 29, 2012
Hi everyone!

I am a 39 y.o female who started BP meds in 2010. I was put on Adalat XL 30 and 50mg of HCTZ per day.

Fast forward to summer 2012 and I have lost 35lbs, cut back drastically on smoking (plan to quit by the end of this year) and my daily readings were around 110/65. One day my doctor took my bp and it was 106/60! So she said, "Let's take you off the Adalat and see how you do just on the HCTZ". My BP went back to hovering around 115/70 to 120/75. So we left me on just the 50mg of HCTZ.

Well 3 weeks ago I was unable to refill my prescription and went almost 3 weeks without the HCTZ. My BP readings have been 145 or 150 for Systolic and as high as 102 on diastolic.

I've been back on my HCTZ for 3 days and have lost 3lbs of water but not movement in my numbers. Will it take a while for the numbers to go back down? How long? I am pretty sure the stress of seeing big numbers again isn't helping either. I just had a pressure of 146/99 and am freaking right out.

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