My doctor raised my benicar script from 20mg to 40mg cuz my systolic is high but my diastolic is low. I told him that im easily effected by stress and have a hot head. Im only 29 and have had a high systolic all my life cuz i have white coat syndrome pretty bad. Even when my systolic shoots up 160/170 mt diastolic is around 70 or 65. I don't want to take anymore benicar cuz it only seems to effect my Diastolic and my systolic is all over the place from 110/170. I've heards stress and diet affects the systolic so do you think i am right for doubting i need more benicar? As easy as i get worked up i think my systolic will still be up and down and more benicar will just lower my diastolic yet again. By the way doc says my diastolic is low cuz i work out 6 days a week and im strong as a "mule".