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The wifes blood pressure seems high. She is also complaining

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The wife's blood pressure seems high. She is also complaining of a headache and her heart rate is up as well. Just checked and it was 196/101. It was 180/90 earlier. Although she suffers from anxiety and did have a panic attack earlier from it. I gave her her anxiety medication (Clonazapam .5mg) at about 6:00 PM and an Aleve to help with the headache, but it's still high. Should I take her to the ER?

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

This is indeed concerning.

Mysticdoc :

Your wife has blood pressure which can cause headaches.

Mysticdoc :

This is a risk factor for a stroke and also heart attack.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, this should not be neglected.

Mysticdoc :

You should take your wife to the ER for further evaluation.

Customer:

Ok. Thank you.

Mysticdoc :

Very welcome

Mysticdoc :

Blood lowering medications are required after clinical evaluation.

Customer:

Her BP isn't normally this high...was 120/80 earlier this week.

Mysticdoc :

yes that is not normal.

Customer:

Ok. I will take her to the ER then.

Mysticdoc :

Kidney function also needs to be checked/

Mysticdoc :

Yes that is better

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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