How long does it take to control blood pressure
I am a 61 yr. old male and weigh 177 lbs. This past March, I went for a physical and discovered that I had high blood pressure (160/100). I have gone through several types of medication searching for the correct combination. Since August, I have been on Zestril, a diuretic and a potassium tablet everyday and my readings are 130/85 thru 137/82 ( my last reading on 12/22/00). Since March, I have been to the doctor's 19 times and had 5 blood tests and I am scheduled to go again on Jan 28 & 29. That is more than twice a month.
The question that I have - is this a normal amount of visits and blood tests or is the doctor jerking me along. I'm tired of going to the doctor all the time.
I need some advise!