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My blood pressure has been 153/111, 165/110,146/110 with

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My blood pressure has been 153/111, 165/110,146/110 with pulse rate around 90,resting. I went to the E.R. and they took ekg,blood tests and chest x-ray that all turned up within normal limits. Went to my heart Dr. on Monday and he gave me Maxide 1 a day and told me to return in 1 week. I have had no relief with my B.P. still the same. No one seems like this is out of the ordinary but I feel nervous and very out of sorts. I have a call in to my Dr. again this morning but no answer yet. Am I being overly worried? I think he should have given me something immediately to help bring down my B.P. to a reasonable rate. Please help.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 10 years ago.
Since you are online, could you please give some more information:

Since how long have you had this high BP?

Have you been taking medicines from before for this?

I am available online to help you further after I get this info.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
I have been a patient of a heart Dr. for 4 years and from time to time he had given me Maxide because my B.P. has sometime been slightly high. Managable. But this high B/P shot up last week. That's why I went to the E.R. It has never been this high before now. Never have taken anything else beside Maxide.
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 10 years ago.

It is understandable for you to be worried if this is the first time that you have got BP this high. But 146/110, although is a high BP, is not really that high. You need not get worried about this, specially since you are already receiving treatment for this. The maxide should work again, although there is a likelihood that it might not be as effective as before in which case you might need another medicine. It is normal procedure for your doctor to try out a waiting period for this medicine and see if it helps you. Only by giving it some time to have its full effect can he be sure as to whether it is working or not. Your BP is not that high that it needs to be brought down immediately. SO my opinion is to go along with the doctor's advise, he is treating you quite professionally and according to normal medical practice.

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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Thank you - I will try and be a better patient and be more patient! It makes me feel better to know I'm not in immediate danger.