Heart Disease Community
which category of meds helps diastolic/systolic numbers
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

which category of meds helps diastolic/systolic numbers

I am currently taking three different bp meds - diovan (angiotensin II blocker), metaprolol (beta blocker) and HCTZ (diaretic)  I am almost at a point where I can decrease one of them.  My bp has consistently been at 100/75 for a few weeks and historically it will go to 90/70 soon, so I need to decide which to decrease.  At this point each is at it's lowest dose, so I should eliminate one.  My doctor says I know my body best and having decreased meds annually for quite a few years I think she is probably right.  I know the side effects of each and the benefits to decreasing each, but I wonder if one or another is better for lowering the top or bottom number.  I seem to get very tired when it goes too low and yawn constantly.  I would prefer to decrease the beta blocker if all things are equal, but if the beta blocker is more effective on the lower number, it might make more sense to decrease the diovan.  I am not considering cutting out the HCTZ because it is the first line defense and the least invasive to my body.  Anyone know if one of these meds impacts one of the numbers more than the other?  the literature doesn't say.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
6 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Glyphosate in Wheat Has Increased C...
Sep 14 by gymdandee
688115_tn?1410686105
Blank
skybluepink uploaded a new photo
Sep 14
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL