I have a bulged L4-L5 disc from an injury earlier this year, which has resulted in little pain but there is significant numbness in my right foot and left toes. The first course of therapy was 10mg Flexeril and 15mg Mobic. After 10 weeks, my GP checked my BP (146/96) and the the systolic pressure increased 24 and the diastolic increased 16 since my last visit just after the injury (122/80), and this is while loosing 17 pounds in the interim. Also, my BP has been very stable for the past twenty years.
After researching on the internet, it appears a Mobic side effect is the onset of hypertension or worsening of existing hypertension, with the risk increasing with long term use. My question is what duration is considered "long term", and should this side effect diminish now that I've discontinued use or is it normally irreversible? I've tried to find the answer on the internet without success, and my GP would not answer this question directly.
Thanks for your help!