I am presently taking clonidine .1mg 5x's/day. This is the only medication that seems to work on my hbp. I also wear the viville *** patch for hormone replacement. I have decided to try and cut back on my clonidine since my bp is doing good. (I hate taking drugs and never have before the hbp) My problem is that when I cut back slowly ( I take 1 in the morning, 1 at lunch, 1 at supper and 2 at bedtime) taking just the 1 1/2 at bedtime instead of 2, I get real dizzy. I have been doing this for a week, the bp is doing pretty good but I am so dizzy. Has anyone every heard of this? I know that you have to slowly wean from clonidine and that is what I am trying to do. When I go back to my regular dosage the dizziness is not as bad. It just don't make sense. Do you think after taking clonidine for so many years that it has done something to my head?