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Old 04-04-06, 06:02 PM
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Blood Pressure Gone Up Since Taking Meds

I have been on Adderall for a month now. Today, I did a check up with my doctor. A month ago ( before my first dose of adderall) my blood pressure was 90/120. When I went in today my blood pressure was 90/140. Wow, big jump!!!

I would really hate to go off the Adderall because it has done so much for me and I see such a drastic difference in how I feel and how I focus. Many things I couldn't do before like keep my house clean, finish projects, remember important things, etc. now get done without much effort at all.

However, I don't want to have a heart attack or stroke. I could switch meds but most meds take a month to get in your system.

I could take high blood pressure medicine but was told today that you have to have high blood pressure for awhile to be considering hypertensive.

Is it Adderall alone that's making my blood pressure so high? I have been under a lot of stress the past couple days, I smoke, have been having trouble sleeping, and am overweight.I have been drinking a lot of caffeinated drinks like tea and diet soda pop, too lately. The overweight part I am working on. I found out today that I lost 13 lbs!! I plan on giving up smoking very soon ( wish me luck on this one).

Any advice or insight would be most appreciated.

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