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Old 02-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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Re: What Non-prescription Drugs Have You Found Effective??

Thanks alot for the information. My issue basically is there is only one prescription drug I can take for blood pressure - beta blockers, which I hate to take because of the lost exercise capacity. Any other drug which has vasodilatory activity (basically all other drugs of which I have tried 10+) causes severe loss of cognitive function. After years of being baffled by this, I went to a hypertensive specialist and he arrived at the theory that I have poorly compliant vasculature (wide pulse pressure) which causes altered brain perfusion when taking a vasodilating drug (CCB, ACEI, ARBS, hydralazine, etc, etc).

It is a bit of a scourge for me because beta blockers prevent me from participating in higher intensity sports anymore. Ive often considered just letting my BP stay at 160/90s and live with the consequence down the road....

What else could I do?

Last edited by atengnr; 02-20-2012 at 03:04 PM.