When Is It Ok To Come Off Of Hypertension Medication?

I didn’t have issues with high blood pressure until I got married or gained 65 lbs. Im not sure which is causing it because it varies from day to day. Ive lost about 70 lbs and im starting to get lightheaded a lot more and my blood pressure is a lot lower than it used to be. Im afraid that it might be getting too low and I can definately live without the side effects.






Can You Stop Taking Your Blood Pressure Medicine?

If you have been losing weight and exercising for six months, but your blood pressure is still above normal, even a little, then stopping medications might not be a good idea. Any elevation in blood pressure above normal levels is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. Read More Here….

What Are Names Of Blood Pressure Medications?

Examples of Diuretics Include:

  • Bumetanide (Bumex)
  • Chlorthalidone (Hygroton)
  • Chlorothiazide (Diuril)
  • Ethacrynate (Edecrin)
  • Furosemide (Lasix)
  • HCTZ (Esidrix, Hydrodiuril, Microzide)
  • Indapamide (Lozol)
  • Methyclothiazide (Enduron)
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  • The mom April 8, 2009, 2:31 am

    Take this up with your doctor. Going cold turkey off the drugs could cause really weird drops in your pressure, so they generally prefer to wean you off over a few weeks time. Then they can take you pressure readings over several days' time and see if it's back to normal limits. If it is, and you maintain the weight and diet changes, you may be able to do without the meds from now on. Good luck. It can be done, it has been done, and there's no reason why you couldn't.

  • therock.sk December 22, 2010, 10:08 pm

    A few inexpensive additions have been proved to have a constructive effect in lowering hypertension. When we are young and get lots of exercise, plenty of nasty habits that make a contribution to pressure issues can have a tendency to be overlooked.

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