Originally Posted by luckytrim
Now that's weird !
My Doctor insisted I DON'T drink o.j., because of it's effect on my blood pressure medication.......... He switched me to apple juice...............
I can't drink grapefruit juice as it will amplify the effect of my blood pressure medicine. It will cause an overdose effect. I suspect the same is true with the orange juice. I wonder why the doctors don't prescribe grapefruit or oranges instead of Lipitor, or it's family of drugs. Could it be that the pharmacies would lose money? Hmmmm.
For me it makes sense as I am diabetic, and the fruit sugar would cause a blood spice of sugar. But for the rest of you... Now I'm not saying that you should stop your blood pressure meds, but you might work with your doctor and be able to lower, or maybe eliminate them, with proper monitoring. I know that if I could, I would rather have a piece of fruit than a pill.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North