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    PORCUS MAXIMUS Rockntractor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    The Dr. agreed to let me discontinue the BP meds and gave me a handy little piece of battery operated digital electronics to take my BP 2x a day.

    Folks don't be afraid to question your Dr. It's your healthcare not theirs or Obamas.




    That is where I am now, I have a prescription and will take it if it goes over safe levels. So far it is has been steady in safe levels.
    With most doctors I have noticed blood pressure medication is almost a religion with them.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    Folks don't be afraid to question your Dr. It's your healthcare not theirs or Obamas.
    That's a great piece of advice. I had read in Public Citizen's publication of Good Pills, Bad Pills, that taking two bp meds in the same class can contribute to kidney disease. The specific study was a follow up study on doctors who refused to accept the validity of that premise.

    I asked the pulmonologist about the 2 meds in question and he was familiar with the studies (my internist was not). He told me to be on only 1 of the 2 meds and to ask my internist to make the decision which one to keep and up the dosage.

    I was on two generics, lisinopril and losartan. They dropped the losartan finally and upped the lisinopril from 20 mg to 30 mg. I'm supposed to return in mid-May to see if it's working.

    Zeus, your advice is just so good. Thank you.
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