I have high blood pressure and i am taking meds. metoprolol tab 50mg. The last 3 days i can't seem to get it to go down. It goes everywhere between 199/112 to 165/102. I lost my insurance and can't afford to see my doctor. I am not too sure when and if to go to the ER or not. Should I worry about the bottom number being over 100?
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1 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:when to worry about b/pI have high blood pressure and i am taking meds. metoprolol tab 50mg. The last 3 days i can't seem to get it to go down. It goes everywhere between 199/112 to 165/102. I lost my insurance and can't afford to see my doctor. I am not too sure when and if to go to the ER or not. Should I worry about the bottom number being over 100?
Report This| Share this:when to worry about b/pSome references indicate that a hypertensive urgency is 180/110, other 200/120.<br /><br />Where they will treat you at the ER the cost can be very high.<br /><br />How if you are having any symptoms such as headaches, changes in vision, weakness, chest pains, etc then definitely go to the ER immediately.<br /><br />Otherwise might want to look for a low cost/free clinic.<br /><br />Here are some national sources.<br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx">http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx</a> <br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf">http://www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf</a> <br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.pparx.org/en/prescription_assistance_programs/free_clinic_finder">http://www.pparx.org/en/prescription_assistance_programs/free_clinic_finder</a> <br /><br />or google - low cost clinics 'your city'
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