Posted by Annie on March 6, 1999, at 15:51:41
I've read several things here and elsewhere on Dr Bob's site about Parnate sometimes causing spontaneous hypertension. In January I started Parnate. The day prior my BP was 127/78. After three days on Parnate, my BP was 199/110. I was adhering to the strictest diet so I know it was not a tyramine reaction. I stopped Parnate. Here's the problem. My BP did not return to normal. The following week, my internist put me on Dyazide and then added Norvasc. It has dropped to 160/90. Did the BP of other people who experienced spontaneous hypertension from Parnate remain elevated? Is there a chance my BP could still return to normal or am I now stuck taking this nauseating med for life?