I'm a 46 year old female, 5ft 2inch and 50 lbs overweight. I've had excellent blood pressure all my life until now. I started taking Claritin D for allergies about three or four months ago and I noticed I'd get jittery/hyper for awhile then level out. About a week ago my gyno was concerned about my blood pressure for it's always been normal. I can only guess it's from the Claritin D. However, I stopped taking it once my doc mentioned his concern, but I still get the weird jittery feelings. I can feel my pulse quite easily on my wrist now while before I could hardly find it! Is it possible that Claritin D could raise my blood pressure permanently??
Claritin D causes vasocontriction of the blood vessels and may impact blood pressure. I encourage you to make diet and lifestyle changes to promote a lower blood pressure and continue to work with your physician to monitor your blood pressure to ensrue it returns to normal levels.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
I stopped taking the Claritin D and have started to eat healthier and get some daily exercise since the question of my blood pressure arose. I've been monotoring my blood pressure everyday/every hour and have noticed my blood pressure is normal in the morinings then rises in the area of 140s/90s around the same time, 10am, every day, with or without drinking coffee. Then it lowers around the same time every day, 1pm. I'll be switching to decaf coffee for I noticed my pressure stays highter longer with caffeine.
Thank you for answering my question and for your advice and tips!