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Pressures not falling in the less than 120/80 range? See our High Blood Pressure Health Center for information about symptoms and treatment.


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lanford posted:
can your blood pressure go up to around 154/132 then in about 5 mins. later go back down to 132/79 my son is on zestril 30 mg and norvasc 5mg he is 16 years old he was doing fine with the med. then he was diagnosed with ADHD last year at the end of school so know he is on strattera it has really helped him in school but know he is now starting to have problems again but his blood pressure hasnt been this high it would be around 154/79 his top goes up in the afternoons it really scares my because I dont know what to do when it does go up but tell him to lay down but to night it really really scared me but I had him to check it again it went down
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear lanford,

I would suggest getting your son's ADHD doctor and the doctor handling his high blood pressure, get together for a consultation. They may decide that a change in ADHD or BP meds, or both are necessary to avoid the spikes in blood pressure. Don't be shy about communicating your concerns to your son's doctors--they definitely need addressing.

Yours in health,

Byroney


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