Blood Pressure

By elaine52 Latest Reply 2014-01-22 18:46:14 -0600
Started 2012-05-24 14:43:56 -0500

My blood pressure has been high( stroke level high) for a couple of months now and I am getting so discourged. I am taking metoprolol and lasarten, but it's still high. Don't know why…going back to the doctor on the 29th, been going every 2 weeks since April 14th. I had a 'light' stroke in 2004, and scared of having another if I don't get it down…

4 replies

ansphils 2013-12-16 01:20:33 -0600 Report

Does marijuana helps lower blood pressure?

Lois T
Lois T 2014-01-22 18:46:14 -0600 Report

Supposedly it speeds up your heart rate. But, for sure people who smoke marijuana are less stressed during the time of the effect of it. It's something only you can decide and see for yourself. You can monitor your own blood pressure if you consider using it.

HeartHawk 2012-05-26 00:55:21 -0500 Report


Blood pressure is important and lowering it when high should be a key goal for all of us. There are numerous treatment for high blood pressure and it is common for doctors to experiment with the different combinations.

I am curious as to the combination your doc has recommended. First line treatment is typically a diuretic with a calcium channel blocker (CCB) or ACE inhibitor as opposed to Losartan whch is a angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). However, Losartan is available in combination with a diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide) and and may be preferred by your doc if you have certain conditions like some forms of heart failure, kidney disease, or cannot tolerate other drug treatments.

Learn as much as you can about treatment options and always ask your docs to explain why they prescribe certain drugs rather than simply accept their prescriptions! The goods news is there are lots of options for controlling blood pressure. Also, do not forget about losing weight and exercise if your doc clears it!


tankmom 2012-05-24 22:39:30 -0500 Report

Elaine, sorry you are having a rough time. Try to relax more and see if that helps. Sometimes we can talk ourselves down and taking some time for YOU might be what you need. Wish you luck and put in your Higher Power's hands.