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    high blood pressure

    my doc put me on cozaar for high blood pressure this week,,,,a bit over a year ago my bp was normal but now i am running in the 210/120 range...she didnt give me any thoughts on why my blood pressure went up so high in such a short time frame or any thoughts on what the drug might affect as far as my typical sci stuff,,,,any comments from med staff/the 1 wiseman or any other crips that have hypertension would sure be appreciated cuz, needless to say, this has stressed the ol bear out...tanx,,,jeff/teddy bear

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    There are a variety of reasons your BP could have increased. Your best resource is to call or see your doctor again for an explanation. I can't possible speculate on this particular topic for one individual. (EMK)

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    *sigh* i had to, as is usual, educate the doctor about sci,,,basics such as why more than 1 bowel program per day isnt a great idea (after i tried to explain why adding large amounts of fiber to my diet wouldnt be such a great idea)....what dysreflexia is and what might cause it...i could go on and on but why bother...

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    How old are you? What is your level of injury? How long have you been injured?

    A blood pressure this high could indeed be AD. If so, the cause needs to be found and treated as this in and of itself can be life threatening.

    Find a physician who knows SCI or who is willing to learn. Being apathetic about your own health is a scenario for disaster for you.

    Here is something to print out and give your physician about AD:

    http://www.pva.org/NEWPVASITE/public...pubs/adt02.htm

    (KLD)

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