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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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123kandie posted:
Hi, I just read your post about having high blood pressure at such a young age. I am sorry you are already saddled with this awful silent killer when you still have your whole life ahead of you.

If I could offer any helpful hits or advice it would be to MOVE! Move? Yes, may mean simply walking around the block every time you feel bored or need a break from reading or it may mean joining a gym or a bike riding group.

I have found a ton of help from MOVING at any time I am feeling lousy. I take it as my cue to take a walk. (my dog loves it too!)
The walk gives me a change of pace and environment and allows my brain to change speads so to speak.

Obviously it has a lot of positive implications of health. (first off--weight loss and secondly the natural blooppressure release of taking a walk)

Anyway, I just wanted to add a tip here for your good health.

And I also have a question about blood pressure medications...I have been on the same bloop pressure med for the past 11 years; Lisinopril and triamterene. Now My potassium levels are too low and the doctors have switched the diaretic to Spironolactone in the hopes of preserving the potassium from being peed out with the diaretic. This has caused me a lot of illness--and now I see after researching it all that spironolactone isn't to be used by people being treated for Major depression. (I have been on fluoxetine for the past few years)

Now the doctors have also put me on 1 tablespoon Potassium which makes me ill too. I cannot tolerate potassium--so what drug can I switch to that will allow my potassium level to stay up and still allow me to remain on the fluoxetine?
thanks a bunch.
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pepsico responded:
Ask your doctor about eplerenone tabs.
This help me control my potassium levels

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