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Re: Ed, you must have been referring to this post. ed_uk

Posted by KaraS on July 30, 2005, at 15:58:15

In reply to Re: Ed, you must have been referring to this post. KaraS, posted by ed_uk on July 30, 2005, at 15:25:48

> Hi K,
>
> >So if doxepin also reduces bp, then why is it contraindicated with Dex?
>
> I've never read that it was contra-indicated, just that one should be cautious. Although TCAs can reduce BP, they can also increase BP!

So maybe that caution is really more directed more towards TCAs like desipramine?

>
> >I was concerned about that reading as it has never been that high so less than 5 minutes later the doctor took it manually and it was 110.
>
> Manual measurements are supposedly more accurate. Once you get a BP monitor you can measure it regularly.

I was thinking of getting an automatic one. The manuals are much harder to manage when using them on yourself. But maybe I should go for the manual if it's more accurate? I was going to read about them in Consumer Reports first anyway so maybe that will help me make up my mind.

k
xx


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