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I have been feeling swimmy headed for about a week. My ...

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I have been feeling swimmy headed for about a week. My blood pressure has been up also. THey put me on a blood pressure low dose medicine and I am still swimmy headed at times. My eyes feel heavy and that is the exact spot that I feel the swimmy feeling. I am really worried. I have had chest xrays and an EKG and all of that was fine. What should I do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Joseph Gelis replied 5 years ago.
Any time you are put on a new medication, especially a blood pressure medication, and you begin to have adverse side effects such as having a "swimmy head" feeling, you should notify the prescribing doctor right away. Even though the medication may be "low dose", you may be extra sensitive to it and need to be placed on a different medication. It may be causing your blood pressure to go too low, which can give you that lightheaded sensation. I would recommend calling his office first thing in the morning, explaining your symptoms while on this new medication. I hope you get it resolved.

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