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elpasorudy
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My blood pressure had been running on the low side just prior to and after surgery, 110/62. Then it started to rise: averageing 135/78. Two days ago it was 122/70. The next day it spiked to 150/84 and this morning it hit 170. I took an extra BP pill and it has dropped to 150. Have a call in to my primary doctor. Anyone have a similar experience and how was it handled.  I had partial nephrectomy 10/16.

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donna_lee
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Joined: Feb 2009

Yes...definitely see your primary.  There are so many kinds of BP meds and some work better than others, and some don't do the intended job for the individual.  

I'm on 2 kinds-a beta blocker and an Angiotensin II inhibitor, and that's along with a simvistatin for cholesterol.

Your doc may have to "try" different combinations for you.  And he may ask you to get a BP monitor for home.

Hope you can get this all under control.

Donna

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elpasorudy
Posts: 78
Joined: Jan 2013

Donna,

Thanks for your feedback It's much appreciated. I had been taking Valsartan HCT, 325/12.5 mg. Had added norvasc, 2.5 mg, and blood pressure has been fairly stable, running about 125/66. Scheduled to have hernia surgery Dec. 2, so my mind is a bit more at ease now with stable blood pressure.

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