Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I. Ive recently lost 45 lbs....on purpose and my doctor has…

Customer Question
Ive recently lost 45...

Ive recently lost 45 lbs....on purpose and my doctor has me on high blood pressure medications. However this week my blood pressure keeps going extremely low....this morning after mowing lawn it was 73/50 I was feeling really tired and nauseated. Should I quit taking my blood pressure meds?

Doctor's Assistant: When was last time you had a check up? Have you been feeling dizzy or lightheaded?

Yes, dizzy and lightheaded a lot recently. I had a checkup 4 weeks ago and doctor seen my weigh loss but described blood pressure for a year anyway.

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

No, this is the only issue I am having other than being obese. I was 258, I am now 216

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
5/26/2018
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 39,134
Experience: MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
Verified

Welcome to Just Answer.
Answers here are for education and information.
I will respond shortly with an answer or further information request.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
20 mg lisinopril and 25 mg hydrocholorothiazide
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
once a day in the morning
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

You need to decrease the dose of your blood pressure medicines.

Do not stop them cold turkey.

That may suddenly shoot up the blood pressure.

Tapering the dose is the ideal way of doing it.

You may inform this to your doctor (first decrease the Lisinopril to 10 mg).

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
okay, I guess I can try to cut the capsul in half. Meanwhile, what do I do today. I drank 8 oz of water with salt. I read that helps bring pressure back up.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

You may half the hydrochlorothiazide if that is in the tablet form.

Yes, drinking salt water is good to elevate the blood pressure.

It is privilege assisting you.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you!!
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution.

" I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen ( rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!”.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Was this information helpful to you? I would be glad to answer any further questions.

It is privilege assisting you.

Please let me know if you have further queries or unanswered questions.

Please consider a positive 5-star rating if this interaction has been satisfactory, as this is the only way we experts are credited and compensated for the time and work. You are not charged again for giving a rating.

The rating button is on the left upper side of this thread.

You can continue to ask questions after positive feedback.

Thank you.

Wishing you all the very best in life.

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-rate-answer-hl

Stay blessed.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Arun Phophalia Your Own Question
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 39,134
39,134 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

Dr. Arun Phophalia is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,159 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,629 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

39,134 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
My bp has been running high but this morning it has
My bp has been running high but this morning it has plummeted to a low of 74/47 and has fluctuated up to a high of 105/53. Last reading was 96/57. Feeling weak and tired. … read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
2,150 satisfied customers
My weight is obese border diabetes 6.4 now being careful
My weight is obese border diabetes 6.4 now being careful down to 6.0, blood pressure 122/80 , LDL cholesterol 73, creatinine serum range 2015 to 2017 1.50, 1.58, 1.49,1.27, 1.20, 1.27,1.41, 1.57 what … read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I am having issues with my blood pressure being very low...
I am having issues with my blood pressure being very low... I take 3 different kind of BP meds.. I had a heart attack 2 years ago.. but the past going on 3 days now my bp has been below 100/55.. I fee… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,629 satisfied customers
Wanting to know how I can lower my blood pressure, and what
Hi, wanting to know how I can lower my blood pressure, and what does it mean for to have a reading of 165/ 90 … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,245 satisfied customers
I am experiencing dizztness, Recently saw Dr. Bushara, blood
Recently saw Dr. Bushara, blood pressure reading was low. She … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,629 satisfied customers
I had my son 9 weeks premature on 12-25-14 and ever since
i had my son 9 weeks premature on 12-25-14 and ever since ive been losing weight and starting randomly bruising a few weeks ago. I get very lightheaded and fatigued over extremely little activity. if … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,245 satisfied customers
Recently I have started waking up during the night, a lot. I
Recently I have started waking up during the night, a lot. I am wondering if it has to do with the last year and a half of being woken up by snoring. I also have had several nights of night sweats. No… read more
Ken
Ken
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,285 satisfied customers
Feeling vertigo when getting up fast. Blood pressure ok
Feeling vertigo when getting up fast. Blood pressure ok Feeling washed out after taking zpac for pneumonia. Sleep good but always tired unless I take a 5 hr energy drink. Am over weight by 25 lbs but … read more
Dr. Das, MD
Dr. Das, MD
Senior Consultant, Radiodiagnosis
MBBS.MD
1,020 satisfied customers
I don't usually have high blood pressure but have been
I don't usually have high blood pressure but have been taking it this week and it has been high. I have had a very difficult week .Lost two friends to heart attacks and one to colon cancer. I have to … read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I am 63 year old male 6' tall weigh 216 lbs have a stable
I am 63 year old male 6' tall weigh 216 lbs have a stable heart condition with prior silent heart attack years ago. I exercise regularly with no problems and do suffer from depression, anxiety, and hi… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I am 75 years old 5'11" weigh 280 lbs. I have normally a
I am 75 years old 5'11" weigh 280 lbs. I have normally a high blod pressure and take 80 mg Micardis daily. Last night while at rest, I got severe pain in the bottom of my neck up to the bottom of my h… read more
Dr  S.A.Alam
Dr S.A.Alam
Consultant, Medicine/Cardiology
Master\u0027s Degree
2,616 satisfied customers
My 14 year old daughter has been suffering for about a year
My 14 year old daughter has been suffering for about a year with low blood pressure. She has seen a cardiologist and had an echo, ekg, ct of the head and multiple other tests all normal. The cardiolog… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,629 satisfied customers
Seven months ago a balloon popped next to my ear and I lost
Hi, Seven months ago a balloon popped next to my ear and I lost hearing briefly followed by pain that slowly went away over 2 months. I thought it had healed, but then it began to ring and ache off an… read more
Expert
Expert
6,954 satisfied customers
Earlier today, at work I was having a pretty "heavy" pain in
Earlier today, at work I was having a pretty "heavy" pain in the middle of my chest (between the breasts). I also was not feeling too well, but had to stay at work anyway...I work in a phone center. N… read more
Expert
Expert
6,954 satisfied customers
I am 90 years old. my mental condition seems to be normal
I am 90 years old. my mental condition seems to be normal (my opinion). I have lost about 45-50 pounds over the last year or so. (from 170 to 120) I have had two major back surgeries. Since the last o… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,629 satisfied customers
I am 44 years old I have troubles with my legs feeling like
Hi I am 44 years old I have troubles with my legs feeling like they weigh 100lbs each when going up the stairs and sometimes just walking across the room. Up until 2.5 yrs ago I weighed 130 lbs, and I… read more
Dr. Wajid
Dr. Wajid
Senior Registrar Internal Medicine
MBBS/ FCPS
2,169 satisfied customers
I recently started on Thyroid medicine for mild hypothyroid.
I recently started on Thyroid medicine for mild hypothyroid. It has helped a lot in terms of depression, energy, and body aches, but I have some thurst now, and I still experience palpitations from PV… read more
Dr. DAN
Dr. DAN
Physician
Doctoral Degree
343 satisfied customers
When i do certain activites such as having sex i experience
When i do certain activites such as having sex i experience chest pain,trouble breathing and shortness of breath and it continues for about 30-45 minutes afterwards. my father died from myocardia and … read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctoral Degree
506 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x