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    ralethco555 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 21, 2007, 05:09 PM
    High Blood Pressure
    I'm a senior citizen, was told in the past month I have High Blood pressure my medication
    Lisinopril 20mg 2 daily
    Toprol XL 50mg 1 daily


    ?

    My pulse rate has come down quite a bit, my Blood pressure has come down a little
    In my limited knowledge, I thought when the heart didn't pump as hard creating a fast pulse rate, my blood pressure would come down more than it has.

    I've been taking medication for a month. About how long will it take to bring blood pressure down to a normal level.

    Thanks for you reply.
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    Jun 21, 2007, 06:03 PM
    It takes a while even if you alter your lifestyle. These changes can't possibly happen over night, but you don't say how old you are. Senior to me is anyone over 75 ! I suggest you get your own blood pressure monitor and test it once in a while so you can see the fluctuation in yourself under different circumstances. Walking is a wonder way to bring bl. Pressure down to a reasonable level.

    I am on altace and adalat and it took me at least a good six months before I noticed any appreciable different, but then I was on cholesterol meds as well and that helped a lot. My physician wanted my blood pressure down to l20 over 60 and she got it; before that it was topping at l80 over 90 and at the worst over 200.

    I changed my lifestyle completely however I never smoked so that helped a lot.

    By the way my low bp is no indication of what yours should be, we all vary.

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