Jonathan Crowe

I’m a blogger and writer from Shawville, Quebec. I’m best known for DFL and The Map Room. Lately I’ve been reviewing science fiction at AE and editing a fanzine called Ecdysis. More about me.

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Hypertension Update

Saw my family doctor today about my hypertension, for which she has prescribed me diltiazem. This is instead of a thiazide-class diuretic or ACE inhibitor, because I’m worried about them interacting with the piroxicam, which is almost certainly the culprit: my blood pressure was fine until I started taking it. This is, in other words, secondary rather than essential hypertension. A side effect. I’ll start on the diltiazem tomorrow and keep monitoring things until my annual physical in February.