Here to get some feedback. Apparently, Avastin raises your blood pressure!! My infusion nurse explained that this is pretty much expected with the majority of patients who go on it even if you never had blood pressure issues! So prior to treatment yesterday, they brought it down temporarily with Benadryl so I could receive treatment.
Anyway, here I am with quite a high pressure!!!! My nurse reached out to me to see how I was feeling today and when I told her no change in pressure she has me seeing my cardiologist 9am in the morning. I have been on atenenol 25 mg for about 20 years for Mitral Valve Prolaspe but never for BP. So I doubled the dose, per doctor, and should have seen a slight decrease but no change. Has this happened to you and if so did they change your meds or put you on meds to regulate while taking Avastin???? Thanks for your help....