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since your BP is 200/100, you need to go to the er
any BP over 180 is considered a medical emergency
this is because it could lead to such complications as strokes, etc
hence you should go to the ER for this
for now, take a single dose of your regular medicine
but do not take it in excess
and go to the ER at the earliest
if you cannot go now, then you must call your doctor's office at the earliest and discuss with him
take care and be safe
you mean I should take medicine right this minute?
any further questions?
yes thats right, if you havent taken the medicine today
I took it about 18 hours ago
ok, in that case you need not take it again
first thing Monday morning
but as I said, it is medically recommended that you go to the ER for this
and how long would it take to see an effect?
it will effect within 6 hours
you may need a higher dose of the medicine or a different medicine since it does not seem to be having its full effect
go to the ER at the earliest, in the morning if you cannot go now
or contact your doctor's office
how much down it should after I take it considering my current BP?
it should go down to 150 systolic
any furhter questions?
ok, I'll take now and wait few hours to see if it goes down
and will monitor my BP
but if your BP is still higher than 180, then go to the ER
otherwise also you need to see your doctor ASAP and discuss this with him
wish you good health and a quick recovery
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I will in it I don't see it going down with few hours
ok, thats right
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one more, when would be safe to take another dose since I took this earlier than usual?
you should take the next after 24 hours
that will be a safe interval
even if my BP goes up again?
thats right, this is a 24 hour dose
but by tomorrow I expect you to have consulted your doctor
or go to the ER if BP is still higher than 180
if you cannot consult your doctor that is
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glad to help
is it passible I can maintain a chat for an hour or so, just in case?
I'll be upp anyway
you can always come back to the chat and post something after accepting and giving a rating also
i will also be online