Crohns & Blood pressure meds

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   Posted 4/23/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello guys! Hope all is going as well as can with you guys. I havn't posted in awhile. Shortly after my bowel resection, I was found to have a thyroid mass that was cancer (just took iodine pill today) and something called Chiari Malformation! Whew! How much does God think I can handle? :)

Ever since having my thyroid removed I have HIGH blood pressure. The highest being 155/115. I am now on my 2nd different medicine as it gives me explosive diarrhea within 2 hours of taking these pills! Does anyone take a blood pressure medicine that they do well on with Crohns?

DX in 2007. Was on Asacol for almost 2 years and the Entocort for 6 months. That has now stopped working so currently on Prednisone while trying to get up the courage to take Remicade.

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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I take Enalapril. But I don't know if this is specifically for my kidney disease.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 4/24/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I take Cardizem....I don't experience anything different taking it. I stopped taking it for about 2 weeks to see if I saw any difference.
Daily Multi Vitamin, B Complex, B12 sublingual, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Protonix (GERD), Wellbutrin (Anxiety). Apriso (Crohn's), Trilipix (cholesterol), Welchol (cholesterol), Cardizem (blood pressure)

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   Posted 4/24/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I take two blood pressure meds, Lisinopril and Dialtizem. I have no side effects from either other than lowering my BP. Good luck!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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