Cyndee, I know it was a while back when you posted this, but did you continue to take Orth lo? I have appt with my doctor tomorrow. I have mild hypertension under contro. with lo dose of Altace, and I need something to control cramps. But, I'm 47, and cardio disease runs in family. I'm quite healthy, good lipid profiles etc. and exercise and eat well. But terrified to take bcp's. Took them in past and they were great, but not sure at my age. How is your bp now ?