Lainey, I've been on bp medication for over two years. I started by taking Microzide which is basically a diuretic because my doctor just did not believe that I truly had high bp. Later on I had to switch to Toprol, then the doctor added Diovan.
I've been working out on my recumbent bicycle when I feel up to it and I've lost some weight (Yeah)...I guess I need to give up on that magic pill theory to lose this weight, lol
, and try working out consistently.
I understand your concern about taking medication, but there are several brands of bp medications available so it's just a matter of working closely with your doctor. You'll be fine