Blood pressure medication and cancer patient
I have posted about blood pressure meds before and how they address the adrenaline receptors. It would be so helpful if the medical community would address the stress connection. News and Lani have posted information about bp meds. Trials are being done on lung cancer patients using bp meds.
In my case, I believe that the cancer was only in one place when it metastasized because I was on a beta blocker. I actually have low blood pressure but a doctor put me on metoprolol because I was having problems with my blood pressure dropping when I stood up. Within one month of starting the bp med my whole body seemed to relax.
Unfortunately, in the last year I've had shingles and a doctor accidentally punctured my lung while doing a pain management procedure and that was followed by a 45 pound weight loss which has put my body under incredible stress.
I don't think it says in the article what the pathway was, but I'll bet it has something to do with the adrenaline receptors. Maybe cannabis oil and meditation also address the issue. Just my thoughts.
Dx Age 47 July/09 Stage 2B/3
Left Mast. Aug 09- 1 of 3 positive nodes in axillary dissection (yes only 3)
ER+ 90%, PR+ 20%, HER2+++
4 x AC, 4 x Paclitaxol and H (Neupogen for 7 cycles), Herceptin complete Nov 10
Mar–Apr 2010 25 Rads
Apr 10-Oct 11- Tamoxifen
Oct 11 – 3 cm met to sternum
Oct 11-Letrozole for 3 mths, start Clasteon-bone remodeller
Nov-Dec 11 - Happy 50th Birthday -20 rads to sternum
Jan-April 2012 Taxotere/Herceptin-6 cycles (Neupogen for 5)
Herceptin every 3 weeks-Letrozole added Nov 2012