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Author Topic: what about high blood pressure  (Read 1325 times)

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Offline badluck

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what about high blood pressure
« on: July 17, 2011, 10:17:04 AM »
 I tested Poz and started HAART two months ago and after one month of starting HAART i felt  pain in the rear area of my head .
Today i talked to my doctor and he carried out some tests and he found that i have high blood pressure (140/90) , and he advised me to start  medication for blood pressure ( for the rest of my life)
I am very depressed , Do u think HAART lead to high blood pressure? do u think it because i am on stress all the time i got high blood pressure? do u i have to test again ?
BTW i am on ( Combovir and Kaletra) i dont take any other medications with them.


Offline surf18

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Re: what about high blood pressure
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 10:40:32 AM »
i always had normal bp. like around 120 over whatever. when i was dx'd a year ago that top number shot up to 140-160 for my first appts. we figured it was due to the stress of the situation and didnt sweat it. as things in my life normalized with this thing my bp has resumed to the 120 range.so i say give it time to digest this situation your in and see if it normalizes to before dx numbers.

Offline badluck

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Re: what about high blood pressure
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 10:42:09 AM »
Thanks for your reply :)

Are you taking any PB medications ?

Offline badluck

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Re: what about high blood pressure
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 10:43:37 AM »
How long it took you to return back normal ( i mean ur PB) ?

Offline surf18

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Re: what about high blood pressure
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 02:07:30 PM »
nope. no bp meds as we both felt it was situational high bp not just high bp.
proably a couple months or so.once i calmed down a little

Offline buginme2

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Re: what about high blood pressure
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 04:35:25 PM »
How old are you?  Why does it bother you so much to have to take blood pressure medicine? Regardless of the  cause (ie: stress, meds, your age) it is high.
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Offline Ac75088

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Re: what about high blood pressure
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 01:09:17 AM »
Thanks for your reply :)

Are you taking any PB medications ?

My doc has me on BP medication..I was also having headaches but my high pressure is most likely due to my diet
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD


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