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Am struggling with ongoing hypertension. It is keeping me awake at nights at different points. I routinely check it on my own after being at rest for several minutes. Potassium generally runs low and I have been taking potassium gluconate pills 2 tablets 3x/day to try and help some. I've also increased magnesium intake some and that has helped a bit with the potassium tablets.

I am taking Propranolol tablets 20 mg 2x/day with HCTZ 12.5 mg capsule at bedtime. The Propranolol tablets are only last me about 3 hours or so. I've been exercising more, but not enough to where I have noticed a reduction in hypertension symptoms.

Even at 150 pounds, I experienced hypertension and high cholesterol even being a runner running several miles a day. I've previously had prediabetes, hyperlipidemia, elevated red blood cell counts, and dyspnea that lasted over 6 months nonstop.

I was diagnosed with the dyspnea from elevated hematocrit when I saw pulmo dr. for bronchitis and asthma.

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replied February 9th, 2019
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Answer A64804
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
As your potassium is getting low,the ideal drug for you would be aldosterone receptor antagonist like spironolactone.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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