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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or RA

10/27/2007

Question:

Right now my RA is acting up and my neck is bad. I also have high blood pressure and taking two medications for it(Coversyle and Tiazac). I also just started back on Prednsone again after being off of it for three months. I got this pressure in the back of my head. It feels like someone has their hand but on the back of my head where it joints my neck and pushing my head forward. Could this be my blood pressure gone up again or my RA in my neck?

Answer:

It is difficult to make an assessment without having all the data on a patient.  However, a few points can be made:

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Response by:

Max C Reif, MD Max C Reif, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Hypertension Section
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati