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Increased dosage of Lotrel
jlhillhouse posted:
My doctor increase my dosage of Lotrel from 5/40 to 10/40 which really helped bring my bp down but this also caused my feet to hurt and ache, my fingers to tingle and sometimes my arms to ache. Is there any answer to this to keep my bp down but reduce/stop the side effects? Thank you.
billh99 responded:
Different people have different side effects. And there are many different BP meds.

You need to work with your doctor on this.
Anon_8755 responded:
I know that any other REASONABLE answers??????????
Anon_320 replied to Anon_8755's response:
That was a perfectly reasonable answer.

The people here are not health care professionals so can't make a diagnosis. The only person who can answer your question is your doctor.
billh99 replied to Anon_8755's response:
Even if a medical profession responded in this forum they could not give any better answer.

They need to know such things as age, weight, activity level.

How high is the BP and how long. Taking any other meds, herbs or supplements. Any other medical conditions, past or present.

Any allergies or side effects from any other meds.

Family history.

And probably many other that I missed.
Anon_8755 responded:
Thanks for the feedback. Yea, medical advice would be nice but I know it's better coming from your personel physician. What I thought the strength of a forum was to hear other thoughts, ideas, ways to help better cop with side effects, things other doctors have done in the same situation, etc. Unfortunately, it seems, none of this is forth coming.
Anon_320 replied to Anon_8755's response:
If nobody has had the side effects you're having, which I would guess is the case, there's not much they can tell you. And there's no way anyone, including a doctor, could tell you what adjustments to make to control your blood pressure and reduce side effects, without seeing you in person, and knowing your medical history.

You might need to adjust your dosage or try another medication, but nobody in any forum can give you any advice about that just based on your symptoms.

I'm not sure why you're apparently ticked off that we can't give you what you want, but you're asking questions that only your own doctor can answer.
billh99 replied to Anon_8755's response:
In general you are right.

However, this forum does not have a huge volume and I have not seen any similar report.

Also Lotrel has only been mentioned a few times in the forum.

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