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High & Low Blood Pressure board

Hi, sorry to hear that you have to go through this at such a young age. My highest b/p was 230/115-120. Mine finally stabilized with Lebetalol (alpha/beta blocker) & HCTZ. You are already taking HCTZ. My thyroid Dr. was the one who suggested lebatalol which is an older drug often used in the ER. If the Dr. suggests Clonidine run the other way as it has so many negatives. Most patients have to keep taking more & more until they reach a dead end. It really fogs up the brain for 2-3 hrs after taking it so it wouldn't be a good choice for a teen having to finish high school. To top it off, it is extremely hard to get off the drug. Fam