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Aug 15, 2016 · blood pressure & hypertension in Heart & Blood Health

Thank you very much for your response. I have been thinking about a second
opinion eventually. I know there are a lot of physicians out there with
their take on people’s personal health. I know as individual’s we need to
look out for our own well being because unfortunately not too many people
really care. I like your advise. My work insurance is pretty good as long
as we remain within our physicians network. I will be looking out for a
good nephrologist as well to see his opinion on the medications I am taking
right now and their long term effects on the kidneys. Thx, appreciate it.

Aug 15, 2016 · blood pressure & hypertension in Heart & Blood Health

Thx for your reply. What he indicated I guess was that through his
experience and research he has seen that they really don’t help with blood
pressure it self, only if they are really needed to help with more serious
heart conditions to regulate really abnormal heart rhythms. I was
surprised he said that. Because currently I’ve been taking losarten
100/12.5, propanolol 10 mg, and at around bed time amlodipine 2.5 to
sustain a 24 hour baseline normal BP. And that seems to be working ok.
However, because I’m very sensitive to my emotions, feelings and inner
body responses to my home and work environment, I can feel my body trying
to control surges of both positive and negative stimuli. Probably sounds
weird but that’s what’s happening….cuz I’ve developed some sort of
anxiety through out the years. Thx

Aug 15, 2016 · blood pressure & hypertension in Heart & Blood Health

Sorry, and by the way the current cardiologist told me it might be better
off treating the anxiety because they really don’t treat premature heart
beat conditions.

Aug 15, 2016 · blood pressure & hypertension in Heart & Blood Health

Hi, just last week I visited a well known cardiologist in my area following
up on my skipped or otherwise known as ectopic heart beats. I’m scheduled
for a treadmill test and echocardiogram this week. This cardiologist asked
me why was I taking propanolol (a betablocker). I explained to him I had
been on metropolol for a long period to help with my blood pressure and
that a recent cardiologist visit had replaced motropolol to propanolol to
also help with my palpitations that I experience from time to time. This
current cardiologist told me that beta blockers do not help with blood
pressure. Is this true? He also told me that taking supplements like Omega
3 and CoQ 10 are not helpful at all either. My PCP just told me they are
good to take. Just curious what you guys think. Thanks…..

May 10, 2016 · How does a person develop skipped heart beats? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you for your reply. It has been long since that I have wanted to
research the origin of my hypertension. Though my current medication
regimen is doing a pretty good job of keeping my BP in check, I’m almost
some what forced to keep it the way it is for the fact that they are
working. I’m currently taking losarten 100/12.5, propanolol 10mg at around
noon and 2.5 mg amlodipine in the evening to maintain a 24 hr med level
around the clock. I also take 112 mcg levothiroxin in the a.m. And
buproprion 100mg which I don’t think I really need. I am looking for a
specialist to help me re-evaluate my med intake. One doctor said I was on
too many bp meds, that I needed to get of the toprol 12.5 I was taking at
the time. That was a trip after taking it for so long. I did get off it
little by little. Then after an incident that landed me at the ER because I
was off the toprol for a couple of days combined with a couple of drinks
too much ( and I truly mean a couple drinks) my htn went sky high and with
all the symptoms that go with it. After seeing a cardiologist he put me
back on propanolol, not only does it help with the bp but it has a sort of
calming effect on me that helps with my anxiety. So, that’s where I’m at
right now. As soon as my insurance kicks in from work, my goal is to
resolve all this. If any suggestions plz advise. Thx for listening.
Mike…..

May 9, 2016 · How does a person develop skipped heart beats? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi, I really appreciate your response. Currently I have not experienced
much palpitations lately. They usually occur with stress or after eating
when I’m feeling full and having to get back to work after lunch. My pulse
remains at normal levels. BP has been stable. Quick question why a
nephrologist. Sounds interesting. Thx….Mike.

May 8, 2016 · How does a person develop skipped heart beats? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you very much for your reply. My work insurance should become effective on 5/11/16 at which time I will be looking for a cardiologist under out with network. I have been doing well for most part but I have noticed with stress it does kick in at times. That’s when the propanolol has been the most effective. Thx for the advice. I will follow up on the web sites you provided and with this forum as much as I can. It seems to be very helpful. I appreciate evening. Thx…Mike

May 8, 2016 · How does a person develop skipped heart beats? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I Would like to know how does a person develop skipped heart beats (palpitations) and what it’s the best preventive cure for them. I am 58 yrs old and treating my hypertension with losartan, amlodipine at night, and taking propanolol as well. My BP is under control. I’m wondering if skipped heart beats can be cured or are they a life time thing. Are there any solutions? Thx for reading my question……