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1833444 tn?1325557062

High Blood Pressure

Hi all, i'ts been awhile since I've post anything I'm just finished week 23 (still UND) riba/Interferon along with the Incivek treatment. I develop high blood pressure in Oct treatment started Sep 1st.The GI put me on high blood pills and for the past few month and everything has been stable so with treatment almost complete at week 24 around the corner I'm wondering if there is a possibility that my blood pressure will go back to normal after all the drugs have stopped?
I  was thinking because of everything I was going through during treatment that's what brought it on or  just maybe the Hep was the bandit (stage lll 1b). The body has gone through hell the past 6 months.

Has anyone experienced it where their blood pressure was better after completing treatments or just any good ole fashion advice in what to look forward to really hoping it won't be a life long thing if it is well....hoping. Thanks all.
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1689583 tn?1387752394
I wondered myself about that I am on HBP medication and I have not started tx yet, will that effect the tx? It was my  HBP diagnosis last year that revealed I had HEP C after my GP decided to run blood tests because of HBP
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If you have no prior history of high blood pressure i would think theres a very good chance as these meds do crazy stuff....... I have read here where those with high BP before tx saw it go down while on treatment...... Good luck going forward.
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I am one of those people who had high blood pressure before tx and it stabalized during treatment and I stopped all HBP meds.  I am in week 22 and I am hoping that it stays down after treatment.  
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1833444 tn?1325557062
Thanks all - I hoping  too that it stays down went out and bought a BP machine just to keep track myself, Being I didn't have HBP before. I'm praying that it goes back to normal after treatment and STAYS that way no more drugs lol
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444337 tn?1428073510
My mom bought a middle-of-the-road one a while back and found it to be wildly inaccurate.  I'd recommend taking the BP machine in with you to your next appointment and let them know that you have a machine that you want to calibrate.  Have them do a reading and then test your new machine against it.  
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I totally agree with virt1111.. I have one of the HBP machines for the wrist and I take it to the doctor with me frequently.. So, far it has been pretty accurate, but I will continue to have it checked just to be sure..  I am very thankful for it because one day my bp got up to 190 over 120 so I went to the heart hospital, they checked it and sure enough it was that high.. and they had me in to see a dr within 5 minutes.. gave me a pill to bring it down and did bloodwork to make sure there was no damage.  If I did not have it, I would have just thought I was feeling lousy and would probably not be here right now.  
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1833444 tn?1325557062
Good idea vir111 I would of never thought of taking the machine in... thanks
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1986676 tn?1329862471
I bought one too and it is also way off.
An EMS person lived across the stree and I had
him double check when it appeared my BP was really high.
His instruments found my pressure to be nornal
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My husband has had high blood pressure for about 5 years and takes two medications for it.  During therapy #1, his blood pressure remained stable on the two meds.  During #2, it dropped down a few times, but not enough to lower the meds.  During #3, it's remained stable.  So, he's on the same to BP meds, same doses, as 5 years ago.
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I took a Bp med at 10mg before tx, with the Inc. I dropped to 2.5 mg and then after 14 wks went to 5 mg, now after tx back to 10 mg.Even though I lost 25 lbs.,it went right back up.But at least not the weight---yet.
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