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petee
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   Posted 8/23/2013 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello folks, newbie to forum here.
  Try to keep this short.
 I was on Lisinopril 20mg with HCTZ 12.5 mg for years, 15+.
 In july this year my BP suddenly shot up in 180/ 63 to 200/ range.
Been trying to get it back lower. I have a low normal pulse rate around 60+.
Dr prescribed Micardis 40mg and Bystolic 5mg daily, then the Micardis twice daily, 40 mg each.
BP range went all over , up some days, down some.
I previously had sleep apnea in 1990's , wore CPAP mask. But then that let up so much after 1 month or so I no longer needed the mask.
Now taking these meds sleep apnea has returned. At first I thought it was the Micardis this week, so we stopped that and Dr put me on 10 mg Lisinopril with 5 mg Bystolic. After a day off Micardis now, last night apnea was again a problem.
I do not know how long it takes for Micardis to get out of the system, but I am also faced with maybe the Bystolic is causing the apnea problem.
As usual all these things happen when a weekend is coming up!
I will see what happens tonite. I took the Bystolic and Lisinopril this a.m. at 9 am.
Thanks for listening! Have a great day.Petee
 

stkitt
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   Posted 8/24/2013 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
 
I hope your are working closely with your Dr. to solve your issues with the medication.  It can be a challenge to find the right medications and meantime we worry about our health.
 
Good Luck,
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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"She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."

petee
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   Posted 8/24/2013 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou Kitt!
I like your saying about sailing as I was sailing until I retired!
Much improvement here since stopping the Micardis, 80 mg a day. That apparently was the cause of the breathing problems at night. Last night was ok and I had taken the 5 mg Bystolis yesterday. Seems they reacted poorly togethr.
So in all fairness ,I am still trying the Bystolis for now with the 10 mg Lisinopril and so far ok.
Thanks for your reply and encouragement.
 Best to you, Petee
ps, yes my Dr is great and we are working this out together Kitt.
 

stkitt
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   Posted 8/26/2013 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Petee,
 
Hurrah !  I am glad you are doing better and it is good to know you have a Dr. with whom you have established a respectful association with.
 
It means so much to know your Dr. is working with you and takes the fear of the unknown out of your life. Having a medical professional  explain the medications to you as well as answers your question is a good relationship.
 
Seeing as you liked my quote, I will share with you that I am battling a medical dx that puts fear in most peoples heart - I love this proverb and have  shared it with others who have been tossed upon the seas:
 
As much as we love smooth waters, an Arab proverb states that smooth waters do not make skillful sailors. In this journey called life, the question is not, “Will storms arise?” Rather, the question is, “When will the next storm arise?” And even more important than that question is, “What type of person will I be when the next storm arises?”
 
  :-) Be well,
        Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.



"She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."

petee
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   Posted 8/26/2013 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Kitt,

Thanks for the reply. Nice to hear from you again.

I had open heart surgery in 2009, it was a tense time for a bit.
But I am thankful for the "Great Surgeon" for sure,

Also my surgeon in Gainesville for his skill and professionalism.
We would like to put you on our prayer list here if you have no objection?

We live in a small town area where our Dr. allows walk-ins!
Show up at his office and take a seat and you will be seen as soon as they can fit you in! Not done anymore in most places.
He also made house calls for my Mom before she passed away at 100 years old.

You take care and know you are not alone Kitt.

petee
 
   "This world is not my home, I'm just passing through".

Post Edited (petee) : 8/26/2013 4:59:55 PM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 8/27/2013 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
petee,
 
Prayers are the best gift you could give to me.  I have a group of prayer warriors that have been sticking by me since I was dx in August of 2012 with colon cancer but I am doing my best to stay the course as I accept that this is my journey.
~~Kitt~~
Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.



"She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."

petee
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   Posted 8/27/2013 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Kitt,
 
      That is quite a diagnosis dear lady.
    We are happy to put you on our prayer list.
   We'll all look for a positive outcome, as all the warriors bring your 
 needs to the Lord.
   Good evening for now, talk to you again soon.
    Petee
    
   
 
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