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I am taking 20mg of pronpranlol 2x a day and my /p is still…

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I am taking 20mg of pronpranlol 2x a day and my b/p is still high about 160/74 it is higher in he a.m. and lower in the afternoon, it doesn't seem to be coming down with the medicine, what should I di?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Just the pronpranlol, no.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have generized anxiety disorder.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 4 months ago
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Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S
I will try my best to help you.
How old are you?

Since when are you taking Propranolol?

When did you consult doctor last?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I started taking it a couple of weeks ago cuz my b/p was high in doctors office, white coat hypertension, but have noticed in recent months that when I take it at home it has been in the 150ish range bottom number stays in 70s
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 4 months ago

Thank you for the input.
Anxiety and stress can be a factor.
You may need change of medicine or doses.
Doctor can increase the evening dose as BP is high in the morning.
Please make a note of your blood pressure and show it to doctor so that he can make a management plan.
I would advise to take an examination by doctor again.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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If you are happy with my answer please click on 5 star rating so that I can get the credit for helping you.
Wish you healthy life.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
But I have not seen a good change in my b/p since taking the medicine, but it has slowed my heart rate and I feel tired alot, what is up with that, wrong medicine for me.
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 4 months ago

How is your heart rate now?

What was your heart rate before start of medicine?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It is in the 63 to 70 range, It was higher than that without medicine, before 70 to 80
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 4 months ago

Propranolol can reduce the heart rate and blood pressure.
As it is not helping, doctor may change the medicine.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is being hydrated have anything to do with it? I tend not to drink much of anything, I am hardly ever thirsty.
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 4 months ago

No, taking adequate fluid will not increase the blood pressure.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I meant, if not drinking enough fluids will make your b/p worse?
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 4 months ago

If you do not take enough fluid, you can be dehydrated.

Severe dehydration can decrease blood pressure.

It will not increase the blood pressure.

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