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Should I ask for spironolactone

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I've been on a cocktail of HT meds for decades and my BP is still higher than it should be. I also have trouble with low potassium and a strong family history of stroke and early death. I'm wondering if I should ask my gp to change my meds to spironolactone.

Does anyone have any experience of this please?

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I was changed to spironolactone 2 months ago due to previous drug causing low potassium. My potassium has greatly improved.

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Lifluf in reply to HeatherR

Thanks HeatherR. I think my gp has sort of settled to me having slightly uncontrolled bp and potassium but it's already having an effect on my heart so I might talk to them about it.

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HeatherR in reply to Lifluf

As soon as my potassium levels increased the palpitations I was having stopped.Definitely worth having a conversation with GP.🌺

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Lifluf in reply to HeatherR

Thanks for the advice. I'll talk to them.

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