Hello DC family and good evening to you; I have a problem in regards to my current medication for treatment of my hypertension. I'm due for seeing the doctor later on this week because I've found out that Friday is THE only available day in which she can see me since she has a very busy schedule and I've called numerous times to reschedule. In the meantime, I have some of my other medication still in the bottle (about 2 or 3 are left) but they are past the expiration date; I don't have any fresh bottles of medicine available and I'm starting to have headaches as a result. I've seen and heard online that it's ok to take the meds past the expired date as long as they are kept in good condition and my fiance has also stated the its safe for me to take. I have a gut feeling that he's wrong but what choice do I have? I'm really depressed because of this and I don't want anything to happen that will result in something catastrophic for my health, so I really need your honest opinion in the matter. My question is should I keep the meds and take them to alleviate my blood pressure or should I throw them away and wait until Friday for my appt? If I do throw them away, are there any steps that I can take to help with my headaches that are a side effect of my hypertension? I've also heard that I could have them because I'm dehydrated yet I don't think it's helping because I still have the headaches…but nevertheless I'm not giving up hope just yet and I will continue to drink the recommended amount of water that I need. Thank you for listening and I appreciate any response in regards to this urgent matter at hand!!
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