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Over the past several weeks I have been very tired, short of breath & I'm sluggish just walking up stairs. I had thought it might have something to do with my asthma but I never got to the point where I needed/used my inhaler. Randomly checked my BP at Wal-Mart & it was a little high. I went in to my doctor two days later & in his office it was 170/110. I am 34 years old, 5'6 130lbs, don't drink or smoke & no BP issues in family. He ran several blood/urine tests (which all came back normal) & he put me on 10mg of liprinosol. I have been on meds for one week, BP remained high for two days and then went down on day 3 but after random checks have found it to be high a couple of times (172/98). I am wondering if I should ask him to do further testing. If so what should I ask for? At what point should I ask for a cardiac panel? I would rather "fix" the problem than take the meds which can cause kidney problems.