REALLY SCARED? Blood pressure??? help?
im 20 female and overweight. i have hypertension.i forgot to take my blood pressure medicine this morning(Zebeta)it is not 2am, and i had been feeling a little off, i thought it was my anxiety until i remembered i had forgotten my pill!i took it just now, before taking it it was 135/92 and pulse was...
Asked by Shani Grassman 3 months ago.
im 20 female and overweight. i have hypertension. i forgot to take my blood pressure medicine this morning(Zebeta) it is not 2am, and i had been feeling a little off, i thought it was my anxiety until i remembered i had forgotten my pill! i took it just now, before taking it it was 135/92 and pulse was 102 about 15 min after its at 128/90 and pulse is at 110. i feel nauseated and dizzy and just not good. should i wake my parents up? (yes i still live with them because of health issues.) or should i wait and see what the numbers are later? im really scared ill get a heart attack or something. i feel like i see lights on the corner of my eyes but idk if thats just my imagination going crazy cause im scared? Answered by Shanti Mccraig 3 months ago.
Lol. First of all, 132/92 isn't that bad. Actual hypertensive emergencies can have the systolic pressure well over 200mmHg. You should be fine. It certainly isn't going to cause a heart attack, unless there's some sort of crazy other diagnosis you have that you haven't shared. But hypertension alone? You're fine. Especially at 20. Now the nausea and dizziness might be from something else, so if you still feel bad after calming down, you might want to be alert for other symptoms of something else. Still not a heart attack though. Answered by Lynn Stabel 3 months ago.
RELAX....you're fine. The more you panic the more your blood pressure will rise...stop checking your blood pressure continuously, the medicine takes awhile to work. Missing your pill for one day is not going to kill you...If you have any chamomile tea in your house drink it. 2 tea bags to one mug of hot water will lower your blood pressure in 1/2 hour....No, there's no need to wake your parents...you will be fine. Your pulse is high because you are too nervous. You will not get a heart attack. Mine has gone as high as 150/100 and my pulse is always high regardless of me taking my blood pressure pill....there is nothing to worry about. Your imagination is going crazy..once again, Relax. Answered by Nia Guinta 3 months ago.
Pregnancy on Medication? Hoping for medical advice!!?
I have dysautonomia (dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system) and mitral valve prolapse. It causes tons of symptoms and problems such as TMJ, muscle spasms, nausea, heart palpitations, anxiety, depression, fatigue, easy exhaustion, etc. Im on a good medication regime to control all the symptoms, because theres...
Asked by Elba Chappuis 3 months ago.
I have dysautonomia (dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system) and mitral valve prolapse. It causes tons of symptoms and problems such as TMJ, muscle spasms, nausea, heart palpitations, anxiety, depression, fatigue, easy exhaustion, etc. Im on a good medication regime to control all the symptoms, because theres no cure for the disorder. However, Im getting married next year, and we want to start a family within a couple years. I know this question is a little early, and i know i should ask my doctor for clearer answers when the time comes, but for some reason lately Ive been thinking a lot about it. So back to my original question; are my meds harmful for a fetus? And if so, is it possible to go on alternate medication thats safer? I dont think my doctor would be able to let me go altogether without medication. My meds are klonapin, wellbutrin, zoloft and zebeta. Thanks!! Answered by Georgiann Cujas 3 months ago.
Most of the medications you mentioned do not appear to have that big of a risk during pregnancy from the search I did. I know this question was asked a long time ago, but if you, or anyone reading this, want more information on medications during pregnancy, I would recommend you contact the Mother To Baby North Texas. Their website is ttis.unt.edu. It is a free, confidential public service that councils pregnant and breastfeeding mothers on different exposures and pregnancy risks. If you give them a call they could probably give you some good advice on the medications you are taking and what to ask your doctor. Answered by My Gerdeman 3 months ago.
I would not recommend the use of marijuana as a treatment for nausea during pregnancy, the effect on the fetus is said to be many times worse then the effect on an adult. I had very bad nausea and morning sickness, I was vomiting between 6-10 times a day and eventually went to the A&E because I was malnourished and severely dehydrated. They gave me some wonderful anti nausea medication which has worked wonders. I would suggest a trip to your doctors, the medicine they have is specifically designed to treat nausea, plus it has no known effects on the baby. Answered by Carrol Yankee 3 months ago.
you should talk to ur OB/GYN they can tell u if they are or not. Also they may be able to find something else if they are that might not be. But I'ld suggest doing so before you try to concieve... cuz some meds stay in ur system for a while after you stop taking them. Answered by Piedad Selnes 3 months ago.
ofcourse they are. even advil is bad for pregnancy. you should take this up with your DR. Answered by Dorinda Morsbach 3 months ago.
Do I have heart disease or just arrythmia?
I've had two radiofrequency ablations. The first was in October and the second was about 2 weeks ago. The second was a pulmonary vein isolation procedure. The first time he found atrial flutter and ablated it, now, this second was for afib. He also found 44 other hot spots and ablated them also. Do I have heart...
Asked by Mao Chuc 3 months ago.
I've had two radiofrequency ablations. The first was in October and the second was about 2 weeks ago. The second was a pulmonary vein isolation procedure. The first time he found atrial flutter and ablated it, now, this second was for afib. He also found 44 other hot spots and ablated them also. Do I have heart disease? I'm on Coumadin, Zebeta and Florinef because I was passing out, still having trouble breathing and high heart rate and palps. I also was told I have some fluid around the heart following the procedure. Answered by Lyndon Zinda 3 months ago.
i was coumadin for a while u feel better , but try a updated pacemaker . the pacemaker help me allot now i can breathe. Answered by Wayne Milici 3 months ago.
losing weight might be good. Answered by Belle Gedman 3 months ago.
Pre-term labor question??? Twins?
I forgot to add, the On-call doctor decided not to prescribe the Terbutaline pills to me after she saw my reaction. I guess it scared them. I have asthma and they wouldnt let me use my inhaler when I was short of breath. It was scary.
Asked by Chiquita Cleavenger 3 months ago.
Hello to all :) I am 34 weeks pregnant with twins. I went into pre-term labor 2 weeks ago. I was advised to go to the hospital and did. They were advised by an on-call doctor at my dr office, to give me 2 bags of IV fluid and to give me 2 shots of Terbutalene and 1 Terbutalene pill to take. Well, I started having complications from the medicines. My heart started racing, and I couldnt breathe, I also had severe chest pain and they had to perform 2 EKG's. They later released me to the ER where I was placed on oxygen for an hour until my heart rate returned to normal. My contractions did stop that day but have been ongoing ever since. I have been having "real" contractions, not Braxton Hicks. I have no idea if I have dialated. Basically my Dr. wants me to go to the hospital and get more of the medicine that almost killed me so they can stop the contractions. I know I have the right to not take it. I feel like if its time, its time. How would you handle this with your dr? Answered by Dorthey Lautz 3 months ago.
This is YOUR pregnancy and you need to do what you feel is right. If this stuff nearly killed you, it may happen again. You dying is not going to help those babies! Talk to your doctor about options. If he won't be cooperative, ask if you can talk to someone else for a second opinion. Ask if they can try a different medication. If not, weigh the pros and cons of delivering now or attempting to take the medication again. It's always better if the babies are delivered full term but many babies have been delivered at 34 weeks due to preterm labor or complications with the mother, baby(s), and/or pregnancy. Although they have a higher risk of complications, it is sometimes necessary to do this and many are just fine. My own siblings (twins) were delivered at 34 weeks and spent a couple weeks in the NICU. No complications other than they were small and needed help breathing for a few days. They're now 26 years old and perfectly normal. Good luck and I hope things work out for you. Congratulations on your twins! Answered by Inocencia Decent 3 months ago.
From my understanding twins ussually come early and are smaller anyways. My husband is a twin. They were born at 32 weeks and weighed about 3.5 lbs a piece and are both fine. When I first found out I was pregnant I was wondering if it was twins seeing as how it runs in both our families, and had asked him about it. Althogh 37 weeks is "full term" He also said that technology is so advance that babies are surviving at 20+ weeks. I would think bue to your reaction to the meds last time that theywould never give it to you again and putit on file that it is not for you! If your contractions are real close together and you are thinking it is time I would jsut go strait to the hospital tell them tht theycan not stop your labor with the meds because this happened 2 weeks ago with it, and they hopefully will listen! Some er docs I learned are alot better in these situations than your doc that wants you to wait. Good luk and congrats on the twins. I hope you find a way to relax and sooth yourself until that point! Answered by Reina Gopie 3 months ago.
If you are having strong, frequent contractions, there is no question about it, you need to go in and be checked. People confuse braxton hicks, thinking they are "fake", but they can feel very strong at times. It's possible you haven't dilated enough to worry about it yet. If you are in labor, and they can't give you anything else to stop contractions, maybe they can go ahead and check on the twins via ultrasound to see how they are doing. It's possible that a delivery at this point could be ok. After all 34 weeks isn't all that early for twins anyway. Answered by Kathryne Bowers 3 months ago.
My cousin took the same medicine & could hardly breath when she took them. 34 wks for twins is good, but the longer u go the better the chance that their lungs have matured, and they won't be in the nicu. I was 37 wks w/ a single baby and contractions & they would not deliver me either. My Dr. said 38 weeks plus for the babies lungs. If u feel u r contracting, go to the Dr. and get checked right away,don't take chances. Dr.'s don't want to do anything until they actually see you. I think they r so used to their job they forget u r the one going through this & its all new to u. Congratulations on the twins & making it to 34wks Answered by Rona Groeneweg 3 months ago.
Signs of preterm labor: Call your midwife or doctor right away if you're having any of the following symptoms in your second or third trimester (before 37 weeks): • An increase in vaginal discharge • A change in the type of discharge — if it becomes watery, mucus-like, or bloody (even if it's pink or just tinged with blood) • Any vaginal bleeding or spotting • Abdominal pain, menstrual-like cramping, or more than four contractions in one hour (even if they don't hurt) • An increase in pressure in the pelvic area (a feeling that your baby is pushing down) • Low back pain, especially if you didn't previously have back pain These symptoms can be confusing because some of them, such as pelvic pressure or low back pain, occur during normal pregnancies, too, and sporadic early contractions may just be Braxton Hicks contractions. But it's always better to be safe than sorry, so call your midwife or doctor right away if you're experiencing anything unusual. Answered by Marguerita Mozzone 3 months ago.
My 2nd pregnancy was twins, I also had preterm labor at 32wks, was given meds to stop it...it's common for those meds to make your heart race just not the chest pain. I went into labor again at 34wks 5days and they let me deliver that time. Twins were great weights and extremely healthy. I don't know why on earth she'd give you those meds again but if you're in labor and having real contractions that are regular you need to go in. If they are real but irregular then you should be fine, ,maybe jsut call and let them know? If I were you I wouldn't take the meds again especially not at this point. Answered by Giovanni Diruzzo 3 months ago.
I had twins and early contractions 30 weeks. my specialist put me on bed rest and gave me the same stuff. It made my heart race, but that's it. I was told it was OK to go into labor at 34 weeks. I did go into labor at 34 weeks and 3 days and they delivered me. Is there a reason they wont deliver you now? Or is there something else they can give you because you had such a bad reaction. Answered by Maryanne Dattilo 3 months ago.
I would talk to your doc and tell him your concerns. I think that it is your right not to take it. Just remember that you have two little ones inside you and the longer they stay there the better off they are. Congrats and Good Luck Answered by Rosalind Fierst 3 months ago.
I'm all with betsy on this one. Have you also considered the fact that this may be due to an allergic reaction? Ask whats in that stuff and see. Answered by Evangelina Trinks 3 months ago.
I want info about non prescription blood pressue control products?
Asked by Tran Smolik 3 months ago.
Trying Googling the following: * atenolol (Tenormin), * propranolol (Inderal), * metoprolol (Toprol), * nadolol (Corgard), * betaxolol (Kerlone), * acebutolol (Sectral), * pindolol (Visken), and * bisoprolol (Zebeta). Most BP meds are categorized as: ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, Beta–blockers, Diuretics, Calcium channel blockers (CCBs), or Alpha–blockers Go to www.rxlist.com and search those or you can also try Googling "PDR Online". A PDR is what docs use to narrow down a prescription for a given ailment. Hope that helps. Answered by Daphine Marinella 3 months ago.
Keep weight in normal range, exercise as your doctor allows, get enough sleep, and limit sodium intake - can all make a big difference. The drugs the next person lists all require a prescription. The only non-prescription medications I'm aware of are the over-the-counter diuretics, which dehydrate you and may temporarily lower blood pressure. Don't overdo, you can really hurt yourself. Answered by Lisbeth Goodnow 3 months ago.
Tell me about the latest anti-hypertensive drug.?
A few years back, I was detected with hypertension. The doctor prescribed a light dose of Stamlodipine with Atenolol. After continuing for sometime, I had reduced it to only Atenolol. A couple of years back, another doctor changed it to Bisoprolol. Please tell me, what should I select as a change this time ? ...
Asked by Patti Fairrow 3 months ago.
A few years back, I was detected with hypertension. The doctor prescribed a light dose of Stamlodipine with Atenolol. After continuing for sometime, I had reduced it to only Atenolol. A couple of years back, another doctor changed it to Bisoprolol. Please tell me, what should I select as a change this time ? Please consider the cost part also. Answered by Blanca Naranjo 3 months ago.
First I am not an MD and only you and your doctor should come to a final decision. I take Atenolol (brand name: TENORMIN) 1 time daily or QD. From what I can tell by reading the PDR and the PPI the primary, perhaps only difference is the price. I didn't do a price comparision...you can call the pharmacy near you. They are both beta blockers and both can be taken QD. Beta blockers work primarily by slowing down the heart rate and thus slows the blood flow and therefore the reduction in blood pressure. The side effects seem to be the same but I'd watch for the swelling ankles. When I went off the ACE inhibitor,Zestril due to coughing, and started Tenormin (Atenolol) I noticed my ankles seemed a bit bigger...swollen but no pain. I don't have any knowledge about Bisoprolol (brand name: Zebeta) first hand but I would guess it will be very similar to Atenolol. Actually there is a cheaper why to go....remember...ask your doctor as my education stopped at the MBA level. The original beta blocker from over 20 years ago is called propranolol (brand name: Inderal). Starting to see the olol ending on these medications? I was at the MD the other day & had him switch me to generic Inderal 40mg QD and the price vs. Atenolol plummeted. Atenolol #30 was about $57.00 and the propranolol #30 was about $11.00. Guess which one I selected? However, in my case my my pressure is low enough to be controlled on a single 40mg QD. You may require more than a single one tablet dose per day raing your price perday. Again, ask your doctor. The reason why the price of some of these drugs is so much higher is the once a day dose capability. Oh, also after the army I was a drug rep for Pfizer and have sort of kept up on some of this stuff. The cool thing back in 1978 when I worked for Pfizer....all the medication was free, under their health plan. Good luck Answered by Stefani Erspamer 3 months ago.
These are beta blockers, and there are serious concerns about their safety. They are more strictly regulated in the UK than in the US. For example, some experts in the UK say beta blockers increase the risk of diabetes, and they recommend against prescribing them for older patients. If you can possibly avoid drugs, you should do so through diet and exercise, including avoiding sodium in your diet. All drugs have side effects, and their main side effect is to make lots of money for the big drug companies. Answered by Russell Morua 3 months ago.
What is a common hypertension medication?
Asked by Christian Macintyre 3 months ago.
Diuretics ("water pills") examples: Acetazolamide (Diamox®) Furosemide (Lasix®) Indapamide (Lozol®) Metolazone (Zaroxolyn®) Spirnolactone (Aldactone®) Torsemide (Demadex®) Triamterene (Dyrenium®) Beta blockers examples: Atenolol (Tenormin®) Bisoprolol (Zebeta®) Carvedilol (Coreg®) Metoprolol (iLopressor®, Toprol SL®) Timolol (Blockadren®) Calcium channel blockers examples: Amlodipine (Norvasc®) Felodipine (Plendil®) Idradipine (DynaCirc®) Nicardipine (Cardene®) Nisoldipine (Sular®) ACE inhibitors examples: Benazepril (Lotensin®) Captopril (Capoten®) Enalapril (Vasotec®) Fosinopril (Monopril®) Lisinopril (Prinivil®, Zestril®) Quinapril (Accupril®) Ramipril (Altace®) Trandolapril (Mavik®) Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) examples: Candesartan (Atacand®) Irbesartin (Avapro®) Losartin (Cozaar®) Telmisartin (Micardis®) Valsartan (Diovan®) Answered by Elsie Bilbrew 3 months ago.
A very common hypertension medicine is hydrochlorathiazide(HCTZ). It's a diuertic. It's what I've had to take for the last 6 months. It's well tolerated. Others are; Norvasc, Lopressor, Cozaar, and the list goes on and on. Yes, like all medications, they have side effects. Natural medicines also have side effects or do nothing at all. HCTZ-diuretic Norvasc-calcium channel blocker Cozaar-ACE inhibitor are all very well tolerated. Their cautions and side effects are well known, and they have been around forever. Lopressor is a beta blocker. I wouldn't take those as first line treatment unless a few other conditions were being address. Beta blockers have well established uses, but the side effects can be a bit more than some other groups of hypertension medications. Answered by Celestina Heiner 3 months ago.
What all medications cannot be taken with bystolic?
it is a beta blocker. i want to know the names of other medications that cannot be taken with this medicine.
Asked by Jaye Glotzbecker 3 months ago.
seems like a lot. Before taking Bystolic, tell your doctor if you are using: digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin); clonidine (Catapres); reserpine; guanethidine (Ismelin); a heart medication such as nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), reserpine (Serpasil), verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Isoptin), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem); heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quinidex, Quin-Release Quin-G), and others; an antidepressant such as fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), and others; or another beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), or timolol (Blocadren), and others. This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Bystolic. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Answered by Mittie Rohaley 3 months ago.
Is taking Bisoprolol 2.5mg daily (because of Tac, safe when pregnant?
HI i have had tachycardia for almost two years now, i just found out i am pregnant. My doctor said its okay to take bisoprolol for the first trimester. Isnt the first trimester the most important? Do u think it is safe to continue with the medication or just stop? I have been on this medication for almost two years...
Asked by Dannie Duhart 3 months ago.
HI i have had tachycardia for almost two years now, i just found out i am pregnant. My doctor said its okay to take bisoprolol for the first trimester. Isnt the first trimester the most important? Do u think it is safe to continue with the medication or just stop? I have been on this medication for almost two years now. Answered by Ken Etters 3 months ago.
It's listed as category "C" for pregnancy. That usually means that there's not enough evidence, one way or the other. As one reference said... "There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. ZEBETA® (bisoprolol fumarate) should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus." I'd talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist about possible alternatives. Answered by Michel Haluska 3 months ago.
Please help :'( can't sleep, heart anxiety...?
Hi I'm 16 and I've been having trouble with my heart.I know its all in my head, but i cant seem to take my mind of it. I've been concious of every heart beat for the past 4 days. It all started when i was laid in bed n i could feel my heart against the bed. the more i relaxed the slower it got.....
Asked by Jinny Lindley 3 months ago.
Hi I'm 16 and I've been having trouble with my heart. I know its all in my head, but i cant seem to take my mind of it. I've been concious of every heart beat for the past 4 days. It all started when i was laid in bed n i could feel my heart against the bed. the more i relaxed the slower it got.. and i panicked and worried that i'd slow it down too much accidently.. because i was using my mind to slow it down. Mad.. i know. but i panicked and started getting frequent palpitations which I've never had before. i went insane, and before i found out what palpitations actually where, my head was running through memories.. praying. i thought i was going to die. obviously, i wasn't n i know that know.. but ever since then i cant take my mind of my heart. its driving me insane! i know i have nothing to worry bout, but how do i stop thinking about it? i don't want to be concious of it any more.. how do i train myself to be able to get distracted easily? I want to be able to sleep again, without being concious of every heart beat. (I've been to doctors n I've had my heart checked. everything is healthy, its just a matter of anxiety. all i ever do is cry tho.. I've slept about 2 hours in the past 5 nights.. I'm absolutely exhausted. but no matter how tired i am, i cant sleep. sleeping tablets (prescribed by my doctor) help me get about an hour if I'm lucky, but i'll just wake up and lie there. but i'd do anything to find an alternative to sleeping tablets to help em sleep naturally, and not think about my heart beat. its not just at night tho, its 24/7. my heart rate is up n down all the time, with me panicing or getting stressed about the fact that i am concious of it. its driving me insane. i just want to sleep. i just want to able to get on with my life. Be able to concentrate on my work. Talk to people n actually concentrate instead of monitoring my heart. pleas help me :'( how do i distract myself from my heart, and STAY distracted? how do i break this constant conciousness of my heart beat? Answered by Gracie Belidor 3 months ago.
You could listen to music to try and get the beat out of your head, have you done a ouija board or anything like that recently as I had that when all I could hear was taps around the room. Although I think the best advise is to go to another doctor as there could be something seriously wrong. You could talk melatonin or a natural sleeping pill, or try Horliks if you are in the UK... Try to figure out what is the cause of the anxiety. You just have to try and not think of it. I'm sure that it will end up OK but I hope you feel better soon. P.S I'm doing this because of insomnia. Answered by Pamala Seti 3 months ago.
I like Dr Lorean's answer too, but you could also talk to your doc about temporary anxiety meds?? Not sure how you would feel but something like Lexapro or Zoloft can do wonders to help clear your head. Just on a temp basis. But I would def let the doc know you still aren't sleeping. That makes your emotions even worse. Hope you get some rest soon. Answered by Frankie Bors 3 months ago.
I have worries about my heart also. Worrying hasn't help me in the least. When you are doing something put ALL of your attention on that. Stay in the moment. Hearts beat that is what they do. I think you should make another appointment with your doctor as this seems to have become an Obsession. You can ask your doctor for a heart monitor this, will monitor your heart for 24 hours or longer, depends on your doctor. This could be what you need to put your mind at rest. Answered by Dan Dowell 3 months ago.
u remind me about my past when i was 16 years old of age i had the bad anxiety attacks i use to get panic and my fear was that i cant breath and when i started to felt that, my heart start beating fast and i become pale and my mom use to take me to ER for that i didnt kno that that was my panic attack i use to think that i would die but no why should i die?just to have a panic attack i was only 16 and i loved to live as soon as i understand that i have an anxiety and if it gets out of control i would have an attack and i would suffer a lot cuz of that i wanted to enjoy my life i wanted to be loved and i want to love someone i wanted to get merry and raise kids i wanted to live and for that i need to control my anxiety.Doctors never gave me a medicine for my anxiety i got better on my own when i use to feel anxious i started to calm down myself and i tell my brain that its just my anxiety and it will goaway its not forever and then i divert my attention to something else like i watch TV or listen music some soothing music or go out take deep breath open my window gets freash air or go for walk so these kindaf things i use to do i still gets anxiety attacks and i take medicine for that and i m much much better now my anxiety is under control but i need to take medicne as i m pregnant and have hypothyroid and alot goin on in my life i take prozac and i m 27 years old now.Having an anxiety its not bad hun cuz any one can have anxiety or panic attacks but u need to control em and u need to learn some techniques to make u calm down talk to ur DOCTOR about that and just tell yourself its not forever it will goaway and i i m absolutely fine there is nothing wrong with me and these feeling will goaway in few minutes just try this technique and u,ll feel better soon. Answered by Yang Holmer 3 months ago.
if the doctors dont think anything is wrong, they are probably right. but i know how it is to feel it and hear it. dont let it scare you, when it slows down your body is resting and calm. thats normal... and as for a distraction? go get a clock or watch that ticks....learn to listen to it, count the seconds, concentrate on that...and it may even help to breathe in and out with each tick. think about the seconds and your breathing, relax! let me know if it helps...if not, i'll think of something else! :) Answered by Treena Bound 3 months ago.