High all, Im 65 and 95 kg 210lbs 5ft 11", male caucasian
I had a scary time 10 days ago, when my blood pressure shot up from around 160/100 (which i knew was high and i should do something) to 225/125 bop 100 when i went to hospital for a check up. Of course the pressure spike was no doubt cause by anxiety (though i never knew it could be that bad). Strange thing is that i would never have know were i t not for my faithfull Microlife HBPM which Id bought about 2 months ago. I had no clinical symptoms
The doc put me on 10mg of Norvasc CCB and 20 mg of Enalapril ACE
He also suggested beta blockers for an irregular heart beat which id never had before. thankfully i declined his offer
So they had the desired effect and i now regularly (every 3 hours) test at around 120/70 resting bp 65-70 to 135/85 active with bp 85- 90
But what to do next cos this is a serious dose of meds. I should be aiming for the lowest effective dose
I am also on gembrifrazol to reduce my triglycerides (350 vs <200 target )
but i dont think they are of conern.
The side effects are
drowsiness (sleep 12 hours a day)
muddled and forgetful - cant do my computer work effectively
Sudden loss of interest in sex - my wife thinks i dont love her any more and frets. I just cant get my head around that area just now
I have researched the net but cant get any guidance (I suppose drug companies want you to take more not less
Which should I try for
One or the other ie 5mg of ccb or 20mg of ACE?
5mg of ccb and 10mg of Ace?
I can get generics at a 1/4 of the price but I ve read that generics dont always perform the same
Is one any better than the other. Is there merit in taking 2 types of meds?
bit like taking aspirin and paracetamol for a headache, I suppose
Id be very please to hear your observations