25 and hypertensive
I was diagnosed with hypertension about one month ago. My reading was 160 over 95. The docs put me on meds and ordered a battery of tests. They did a complete metabolic panel, urine test, cat scan, Thyroid test, ekg and about 4 other blood tests. I was in the clear except for the high blood pressure. I've been on 60 mg of procardia xl for the past month. My bp has gone down to 129 over 90. My problem is the side effects. I've had them all. Dizziness, shortness of breath, swollen feet, rapid heart rate. I've gone to the doc and he said to not worry. But the rapid heart rate is scary and I think I should get off the meds. Any ideas about a relatively fast way to lower bp naturally so the docs will pull me off the meds. Thanks and God Bless.