Originally Posted by Suzanne1
Everytime I go to the dr. my blood pressure is around 138/82, which the dr said is good. I am going to talk with him the next time I see him and ask him what his reasons are for me staying on the medication.
If your BP is 138/82 on meds, it would no doubt go up into the hypertensive range without meds, so it doesn't sound to me like you are ready to go off meds.
If you don't have a good home monitor, get one. That will give you a much better idea of what your usual resting BP is.
I didn't consider reducing my medication until my usual resting systolic was around 125 with occasional readings as low as 110 or less. At that level I felt pretty confident that it would still stay under 140/80 without meds.