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@lilypaws

Hi john, My husband had high blood pressure too and his doctor sent him to a heart doctor. He put him on another med plus the one he was on. Also, gave him a water pill. It had dropped to normal or below. Sounds like you need another medicine to help with the one you are taking and haven't noticed any difference. I didn't know that Prednisone could cause high BP.

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Hi @lilyoaws — Actually I've been on the same blood pressure meds for over 25 years when I participated in a heart study at Mayo Clinic Rochester and they determined that my high blood pressure was caused by hypertension and switched me to Spironolactone and Hydrochlorothiazide which is in the diuretic class. My blood pressure has been fairly stable while on the medications even when I had my 2 episodes of PMR and was on prednisone for a few years.

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