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    Kids2055 posted:
    I have been on Bystolic for about 7 years now. At first 5mg but about 2 years ago I was under a lot of stress and it shot up on me 170/88 It continued to be high and I had some tests done. I have a enlarged right ventricle and a partially blocked corroded. My cardiologist put me on 10 mg Bystolic and told me I will be fine. Take my meds and live my life. But over the last week or so I have been spiking 160//88 , 157/ 90 I want for a test this week and I have office anxiety and it was high but came down. Came home and took a nap and it came down to 141/80. I am also being treated for anxiety with small dosage of Xanax 5mg that I usually break up in half. In the past when I take it before bead I sleep like a baby but the last 2 nights I have woke up anxious and could tell my bp was up. Tonight it was 157/90 but came down after some breathing to 141/90. I can live with the top number but for some reason my bottom number has been high lately and I'm concerned. I try and not worry bout it but I can't stop running to my monitor every few hours to check it.

    Just looking for other stories of similar issues to know that I can get this thing under control. I'm 41 and get pretty good exercise at work on my feet all day. I mix in some light treadmill and YRG Yoga when I can. I keep telling myself it's the stress but I get concerned when it wakes me up from a dead sleep.

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