Hello...I am a 62 year old male who tries to stay away from doctors. About two months ago I started to experience headache...went to see a doc and found out my blood pressure was 190/120...he put me on Lisinopril 20mg...and within days I was 120/70. I had side effects I did not like...and took myself off. I was then put on Atenolol 50mg...and did not like that either.
I am now experimenting...Lisinopril 10mg and Atenolol 25mg...seems to be OK...my blood pressure is averaging about 130/70 with a HB of about 52. This seems to work for me...I am 5ft 7" and weigh about 190...so I need to loose 20 lbs and exersize more...I have had success with a fat-free diet so far, My goal is get off the meds ...any thoughts or comments??? This is my first time on the message board.