Hi, I'm new to this board.
I have been treated for hbp for 19 years. For the past 10 years, I was taking lisinopril. I was getting good results all those years until the past 9 months. I started developing edemas on my neck, arms, and feet. My new dr. fresh out of med school (old dr. retired) told me it was from being on an ace inhibitor. He took me off it when I went to see him for a large swelling on my neck. He now has me on toprol xl. Said my readings weren't low enough and added hctz 25 mg. I bought a bp testing machine and my readings are still quite high. Last week he increased my toprol to 100 mg. along with the hctz. My readings are no better. Anywhere's from 144/88 up to 165/96. It seems the only thing the toprol is doing is making me extremely tired. Dr. wants me to go for a renal artery doppler and kidney ultrasound. I might mention I'm going through menopause and heard this can cause anxiety which can keep your bp elevated. Anyone have any suggestions for me.