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My mom's in the hospital.

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She had a 250/130 blood pressure, takes some bipolar meds that fucks up her blood pressure meds options.

 

Long day in the ER and I'm exhausted, she should be alright though once the doctors figure out what made her blood pressure go up like that.

 

I don't really know anything about this stuff other than 250/130 is waaaaay too high and she/I am very lucky her heart didn't flip out.

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holy shit dude , that's a terrible reading. a normal bp is 120/80..

i feel you , my mother had a heart attack not so long ago she is lucky to be here.

 

edit: p.s i've never heard of a bp that high, christ man.

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wow...glad shes ok....yeah..both her systolic and diastolic were really really high.

 

i wonder if its due to drug interactions.

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wow...glad shes ok....yeah..both her systolic and diastolic were really really high.

 

i wonder if its due to drug interactions.

 

yeah that's always the first thought, she is on 5-10 drugs at any given moment cuz of the bipolar and various other ailments your average 50 year old lady has.

 

she switched blood pressure meds recently, they were thinking that one of her other drugs may be blocking the metabolizing or whatever of the new blood pressure med.

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You callin his mom a crackhead? That's cold Caligula, livin up to your name.

 

 

no...not at all...we were learning about different drug interactions last year at school, and i was surprised at how many different drugs effect other drugs adversely.

 

not just otc meds and prescription meds, but herbal supplements too.

 

if you have a pdr, you can look up drug interactions...i have the 2007 pdr.

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heres an extensive list of drug-drug interactions that cause spikes of high blood pressure:

 

http://wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/high_blood_pressure/drug-interactions.htm

 

 

remember, there are other drug interactions besides drug & drug....there is also drug & food/beverage and drug & condition interactions too.

 

 

im sure more info can be found at the NIH website

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It's scary how often doctor's neglect to take the time to read into some of the medications they're prescribing, and people end up having terrible interactions from other meds the same doctor already has them on. Not to say all the medicine related problems people have are from neglect, but there are far more than there should be.

 

If your mom isn't well enough to read up on her meds herself, i suggest you take an hour or two out of your day any time she gets put on something new and do some reading so both you and her are aware of the possible side effects or interactions that could be problematic.

 

Hope she gets well soon, having a family member in the hospital is never a good situation.

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If your mom isn't well enough to read up on her meds herself, i suggest you take an hour or two out of your day any time she gets put on something new and do some reading so both you and her are aware of the possible side effects or interactions that could be problematic.

 

Hope she gets well soon, having a family member in the hospital is never a good situation.

 

 

co-signed.

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so yeah, i checked out that list Cali, basically she has to take a couple of those high blood pressure combos because of her various ailments, AND then she has to take blood pressure medicine to control for that first combo. and my understanding of bipolar meds is that their effects vary over time according to tolerance/body chemicals etc. so she has to change that medicine sometimes, which then throws this whole balance into flux.

 

i wish i knew more about it, i am sort of ashamed that i don't know the names of the meds she is on.

 

after today i am also going to make a much bigger effort at being close with her, we are definitely not always on the best of terms.

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I'm not a man of faith but I'll throw some words out for her. This is just a universal understanding.

 

Ya know that gets me thinkin, Docs are sposed to be comprehensive when it comes to pharmacology. And frankly given this example and many others I think it's safe to say it's not a medical practice so much as a biz. Given people medication after medication, doped up. It's like building a computer, shit has to be compatible can't just throw every pill at a patient expect things to work right.

 

/nofoilhatjussayin

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^ya for sure man, my mom's various troubles with meds over the years have made me feel at times as though they were doing guess and check the way i would some simple ass algebra.

 

having said that, my mom for sure neeeds her meds for her mental peace of mind, and it is never a good look when she goes through one of those 'god made me the way i am' phases.

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Oh no doubt, I'm not discrediting modern medicine, the shit works and does wonders for peoples quality of living. But I think you already know that man, perhaps this is a juncture to take advantage of and get closer with her if you two haven't been as you say on the best of terms?

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How often do you go to a doc and they tell you about all the side effects of the meds they're prescribing you? I'm not saying they're all negligent, because they aren't by any means, but people trust doctors way too much and will get prescribed something and never bother doing ANY research into it. Then, when they start having the side effects, they don't even realize it until shit gets bad. Just because a med worked for other people doesn't mean you shouldn't do your own research and have at the very least a basic understanding of what you're getting into.

 

I recently went to some headache specialist and dude tried to throw me on 3 different meds at once. I go home, and do some research into them and honest to god, like 50% of the reviews i was reading on one of them, people were reporting vision loss, memory loss, having trouble forming sentences, loss of balance, gaining 20+ pounds in the span of a couple months, etc. And some of the people reported that these issues continued even after they were taken off the meds. Thats the shit doctor's don't tell you before they put you on meds, and personally i don't like a 50/50 chance of permanent damage because the doctor can't come up with a better plan for me.

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I think it's safe to say it's not a medical practice so much as a biz. Given people medication after medication, doped up. It's like building a computer, shit has to be compatible can't just throw every pill at a patient expect things to work right.

 

So true.

 

I feel that sometimes DO's are better than MD's because of this.

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