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I took my blood pressure medicine, but my blood pressure is

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I took my blood pressure medicine, but my blood pressure is going high?
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: Was two months ago. Yes dad and mom and now my brother
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My heart rate is always high
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

you may need to see your doctor for higher doses of your blood pressure medication.

you need to cut out salt out of your diet which can elevate your blood pressure.

you should also ask your doctor to check your thyroid hormone levels

high thyroid hormone levels can cause fast heart rate and high blood pressure.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Does this mean that my heart rate can be up one day and down the other. Also it is so high when I wake up in the morning and it goes down during the day while I am doing normal activity.
As for my BP is another things some time if I don't take medication is low other time even if I take it it stay high?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

yes, your heart rate can go up and down from day to day.

stress, anxiety, cortisol levels can cause your heart rate to go up

your body's natural steroid levels are highest in the morning.

your body's regulates your blood pressure to keep blood flowing to your brain and your heart

so changing your body's position during the day can cause your blood pressure to go up and down.