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Posted on: Oct 31, 2019 04:26PM

Olma61 wrote:

Hi all, my blood pressure has been pretty well controlled for 2 years with Losartan. Past few weeks at various doctors offices my BP readings have been as high as 186/110 which is higher than it ever was before medication. My MO prescribed Norvasc temporarily at my last appt til I can see my primary (going to cardio instead, but I digress).

My last echocardiogram was 8/7/2019 and was normal, no change from previous.

My question is this - I read that increased blood pressure could be a side effect of aromatase inhibitors. Has anyone actually experienced this? An increase in blood pressure after a long-ish period of time on AIs? And if so, did you switch to Tamoxifen or something else?

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone
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Nov 1, 2019 02:37PM - edited Nov 1, 2019 02:39PM by Olma61


Webmd Cancer drugs and heart damage

Just adding this link and information to my question



10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone

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