... I've had heart failure for 25 years and have been on and off calcium channel blockers many times (Verapamil), and I have been on and off beta blockers many times (Coreg). Sometimes it has taken me from several weeks to a year wean myself off of either med.
I take 25mg of the Beta Blocker, Carvedilol (Coreg) twice a day. It really makes me feel fatigued, especially in the... (5 replies)
... Maybe that is normal but I dont know. Maybe the HCTZ is causing this? ... (5 replies)
... how long the hctz be out my system (0 replies)
... I will say too that I never realized how many side effects I was having from the atenolol until I stopped taking it. ... (20 replies)
... I started Linsinopril, which managed my bp but gave me too many side effects. My new dr. switched me to HCTZ. I am wondering how long it takes to work.... ... (2 replies)
... Went to the doctor a week ago, and he wanted me to add 12.5 mg of HCTZ. I don't know how long it would normally take to see a difference if this is to help, but so far it's not caused any lowering. In fact my readings seem to be above 140 now. ... (5 replies)
... how long does it take for hctz to work (2 replies)
... My question is how long does it take for the Hctz to noticeably work? ... (1 replies)
... it alone is a weak antihypertensive. Do you mean HCTZ and triamterene? ... (7 replies)
... You haven't said how long you were on the beta blocker for. Your heart has subjugated it's own heartbeat control mechanisms to the betablocker for as long as you were on it and it now has to relearn to do this. It's easy to under estimate how long things will take to stabilise after leaving the betablocker. ... (4 replies)
... When I tried to quit beta blockers back then I went to Lisinipril and was allergice to it with swollen tongue and lips...so back to inderal..then I tried hctz then and I didnt like it one bit. I think I was going through beta blocker withdrawls during this whole mess and didnt even realzie it.. ... (5 replies)
... I can't say about the Beta Blocker (as I've never taken a Beta Blocker) but, I currently take HCTZ and my heart rate has never jumped like that without cause (like anxiety, adrenaline, excitement, thyroid/adrenal regularity, etc.).
So hopefully it can help ease your mind knowing someone who has never had that symptom in the +6 years of them taking it.
Take Care and Stay... (5 replies)
... ten to that dose just yet. i've been working my way up with half that dose for a few days now. I also take 2.5 mgs of bystolic and even with this small dose of hctz my bp is runnng around 121 over 78 and thats the lowest i've seen in years! i'm trying to get off bystolic and use hctz alone.... ... (3 replies)
... as long as I took it every other day. ... (6 replies)
... Well then if it is 6 points then this stuff has worked. I was running in the 150's at one point, to the high 90's. Now it can range from 127/86 to sometimes as high as 148/98.
But to me, it isn't as low as it should be.
What kind of side effects did you get from HCTZ? I have had none. Not even urinating more often. This is a very low dose, and would think it would not... (6 replies)
... I just started taking 25mg of HCTZ to lower my blood pressure. ... (9 replies)
... The 25 mg of hctz should do the job. Do not exceed the 25mg dose. Higher doses of hctz are not recommended due to adverse effects on metabolism. Most doctors won't prescribe them anyway unless there's a compelling reason. ... (5 replies)
... Just a quick update in case anyone has anything to add-- after 3 weeks on the 12.5 mg of HCTZ (along with lisinopril 40 mg), there's been no apparent change in my blood pressure (generally around 140/75). So my doctor has bumped me to a higher dosage of 25 HCTZ (no change on the lisinopril). And I'm scheduling an office visit in a month to review the status. (5 replies)
... a few days. My readings have generally stayed in the high 130s, with an occasional reading above 140 or below 130. I appreciate your advice, and will give the HCTZ a little more time. It probably needs another week for me to know for sure if this is helping, so I'll be patient. ... (5 replies)
... Don't give up on the hctz just yet. The intial starting dose of hctz should be 12.5 mg. When administered with Lisinopril, at least two or three weeks should elapse before the hctz dose is increased. ... (5 replies)