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171/117, 24yr-old, amphetamines ADHD
An_251212 posted:
I am a 24 year old female and have been experiencing very high blood pressure for about a month now. It has been creeping up, however, over the last 2-3 years.
My most recent reading from earlier tonight (home cuff reading) was 171/117. I literally just took it again after I typed that sentence and it is now registering 178/116.

I know this is out of control and am meeting with my new (and first) internal medicine doctor this Friday. (Today is Sunday). I am obviously going to go on medication for this problem because it's necessary, but I was hoping to get some input from this community about which medicine might be best for me.

I have been prescribed amphetamines for ADHD for about 11 years now, and my current dose (which is so high because I've been on the medicine so long) is 60mg vyvanse once a day, and 20mg instant adderall twice a day (generic D-amphetamine salt combo--maybe switching to non-generic would have less salt? I don't know).

My internist has already suggested lowering this dose if I can, but it's my first year of law school and I can assure you, I will not be lowering my dose.
But, I am curious as to what blood pressure medications interact best with this ADHD medication without inhibiting their effects. Google doesn't seem to offer much help with these questions. Also because I am so young, I want to choose something that I will be able to maybe continue taking if and when I become pregnant (I won't be taking the amphetamines once that happens so maybe I won't need the BPmeds then, but just in case I still do).

Any knowledgeable input is appreciated! Thank you!

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