Nov 18, 2022·edited Nov 21, 2022

Like the comment about BP and offer this personal anecdote. My former doctor would have my BP rechecked at the end of the visit. She knew that I have a bit of "clinical anxiety" and BP would settle down 10-15 points. As for home BP monitor, I would suggest checking for a FDA approved and avoid cheap models. Good ones also have bluetooth capabilities and you can down load your data. If your first reading is high, relax and wait a while and retest. This is a nice guideline from Harvard. https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/reading-the-new-blood-pressure-guidelines

Statin medicines has been the subject of much debate. However, think that, considering the average "American" diet of fast food and junk, think this is a no brainer. One thing though, some statins can cause drug/drug interaction. Should not be a big deal to discontinue for a week???

Antibiotic misuse/abuse is a pet peeve of mine. I was rather astonished to find Amoxicillin being prescribed for viral diseases.


One more thing, as usual with me :), the generic for Voltaren is Diclofenac Sodium Gel 1%. Save few bucks and its OTC. I am on board with this recommendation. Trust me, it doesn't small anything like Bengay.

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