Hello. My partner has suffered from high blood pressure for a number of years and sees the doctor every six months. At each visit his blood pressure his high. His tablets are changed, or dose increased and it comes down again within in a couple of weeks. However, it has always increased by the next six-month check.
I realise that he probably becomes used to the tablets, but surely this should take longer than six months?
My father died of a heart attack when he was in his 40s (more or less the same age as my dp is now), so I'm particularly anxious that this gets sorted out.
As far as I can remember he is on Valsartan and beta blockers.
There have been massieadvances in the treatment of blood pressure in recent years. I would suggest you make an appointment to see your practice nurse practitioner (differrent to practice nurse ) and she`ll get you both up to scratch with whats going on,answer your questions, hopefully reassure you and together you can come up with some sort of management plan > HTH x
There are many different types of antihypertensive drugs on the market, not everyone responds to the same degree to them all. Diuretics, ACE inhibitors, Beta blockers and .....can't remember the last type
In addition it is not uncommon for patients to need more than one type of drug to get the BP under good control
See the GP/ nurse and get things sorted out would be good advice
Hi, it is a worry but in my experience combination worked best for me. Have been put on so many different types, some didn't suit and had unpleasant side effects. Just tried different types, at present on 2 different meds. I also found that a blood pressure monitor at home helped ( you can get them fairly cheaply off internet)- I seem to suffer from White Coat Syndrome! hope you get it sorted
IME losing weight and starting to exercise are as effective than the drugs so if he could perhaps try that too if it's appropriate to him, or at least discuss with the doctor what might help (cutting out salt etc.)