I am a 67 yr. old female with bp problems. First of all I am 5ft. 125 lbs. am finding my belly is bloated terribly ! Does anyone find this and could it be from bp meds ? I was on 120 mg Verapamil 6mths. ago then stress in my life along with white coat syndrome cause my readings at the Dr. to be 165/101..my dr. increased the Verapamil to 180mg. last week. My weight is increasing although I am not a big eater.
I am having anxiety about Dr. upping my med. Now said he wants to raise it to 280mg. I do not want the increase and Dr. does not acknowledge white coat syndrome. I have been a type A personality, all my life I have been very nervous, sensitive also to meds, depending on what stress is going on in my life deter-mans what my readings are. My brother in law passed, my 11 yr. old Boston Terrier is in congestive heart failure , and my only sister is in the last stages of COPPD. I have anxiety also. I am considering changing to a female Dr. who is more understanding to help with the white coat syndrome. I find I have to take a tranquilizer a few hrs prior to Dr. Appointment. My question is is there a such thing as a good bp med ? Also anyone experiancing belly bloat ?