Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Fibro
avatar
RacerLady503 posted:
Does anyone have Fibro with high blood pressure?
It only holds me back if I 'let' it
Reply
 
avatar
judireid responded:
Yes. I was diagnosed with fibro 4 or 5 years ago after many series of epidual shots - neck and lower back, which did not help.

I've had hi bp for many years and now take 3 different meds (that have side effects). Best wishes to you in living with Fibro.
 
avatar
RacerLady503 replied to judireid's response:
I've been through a ton of bp meds but they haven't been able to find one or a combination that works..... The newest med they put me on for the high bp is Clonidine Transdermal. It's a .1mg patch that you change every 7 days. Have been on it for 1 week with the Inderol and have seen the lowest numbers in years but it's mostly in the mornings before I get up and am active.... Frustrating! Sometimes I just wanna stop taking all of the meds and start over. I take too many.... in my opinion. 35yrs old and I have a patch, 5 pills per day plus my two vitamins.... insane.
It only gets the best of me if I let it
 
avatar
Cathyroberts replied to RacerLady503's response:
Hi there-

I have found that the best treatment for fibro is:

no caffeine
no chocolate- I know, but these are two of the greatest culprits to cause of fibro pain!

regular sleep pattern

Gabapentin, not Cymbalta 3 times per day, the Dr. will up the dosage gradually.

You HAVE to de-stress your life AGRESSIVELY. Change your job, change your hubby, whatever it takes to give you peace in your daily living.

Stay away from processed foods-eat healthly and your body will pay you back with feeling good


Spotlight: Member Stories

Hi to all, I am 40 years old, married w/a teeage son. Are you ready? I suffer will chronic pain due to fibromyalgia as well as sciatica (L & R) fr...More

Helpful Tips

coconut oil?
bought some the other day and have been putting it in my smoothies. we'll see. anyone else tried it? More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 2 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.