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Anyone have this type blood pressure? How do you treat it? I've had this for years but now it's getting worse. My BP avg is 180/70. Dr is afraid if he gives me BP med to lower it will make my POTS symptoms worse. Thanks.

My bp is always high, so to control it my dr. gives me Clonidine 0.6 mg 3 times a day. This helps relax the blood vessels so the heart doesn't have to pump as hard. It's not a beta blocker. Sometimes I only take two, because it makes my bp get really low.

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I have this problem at times too. In a flare, my systolic goes as high as 160. Typically diastolic does not go higher than 80-85 at highest and often is below 80. I take a beta blocker (pindolol) and it seems to help bring systolic down while not bringing diastolic down as much. Mostly recently my dr wants me to check my bp every day and adjust my bb dosage depending on my bp. If systolic is 130 or higher I take additional bb, if not I just take my daily dosage. When I am not in a flare my bp is 120/80 or lower, so sometimes I have to reduce my bb dosage even further, and can go months w/o it.

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