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Tue Aug 17 14:14:17 UTC 2010

.. My blood pressure is usually 176/46. What questions should I ask my doctor?
Asked By: lupiebarton  
Category: Type 2

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I have been diabetic for 49 years. I have always been very active and exercise 3 times a week with a trainer. I have recently lost 40 pounds. I am now 68 years old. I take Lisinipril 20mg 2 times a day, Atenolol 50 mg 2 times a day,and Amlodipine 10 mg mg 1 time a day. For my diabetes I use insulin.
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2010-08-17 22:38:18.0

Dear lupiebarton, Thank you for writing into dLife with your question about your blood pressure readings. I find the two numbers to be very unusual. It is probably a result of the Atennnnnolol and Amlodipine that you take. I would ask the doctor to review the doses of these medications. I would do many at home blood pressures and bring those records to my doctor's appointment. I commend you for exercising and losing weight. It may be that your medication has not been adjusted since you lost weight. I recommend that you make an appointment in the near future and find out some answers and perhaps get some adjustments in medication doses or be switched to other medications, if needed.
Answered By: Janice Fisher
Accreditations: RD, LD, PHD, CDE, BC-ADM
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