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Rega high blood pressure. I started taking amiodipine 5 mg

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rega high blood pressure. I started taking amiodipine 5 mg on tuesday. Blood pressure very high. 176/106 176/104 174/100. called doctor who told me to take 10 mg. Started taking blood pressure on eahc arm. now blood pressure taken at same time is this morining left 161/99 right 133/91 hour later left 163/98 right 127/82. What does this mean
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: I was taking Quinapril 20 mg and dr changed it on tuesday
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I was hospitalized for 5 days and they found a kidney problem whivh they are checking. \\They told me no heart problem. took many e.k,g's was on heart monitor for 5 days. Did not even know about this high blood pressure issure until I started taking my blood pressure to track it for mmy next doct's visit.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

it means your blood pressure is coming down on 10mg of amlodipine.

you should keep taking it

and cut down on the salt in your diet which can cause worse high blood pressure

you should focus on eating healthy and exercising which can help lower your blood pressure

and take your blood pressure only twice a day, morning and night.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

your blood pressure can vary slightly from your left to right arm.

it looks like your left arm blood pressure is higher than your right

I would continue to monitor it on your left arm and just left arm for now.