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Rani,

I am fond of starting with diuretics...they won't lower your heart rate appreciably.
THe sulfa connction is VERY tenuous and lots of people who cannot tolerate sulfa CAN take HCTZ. For those that cannot, a good substitiute diuretic (better in fact IMHO) is Lasix (furosemide.)

I am ALWAYS amazed to see doctors run through all the beta-blockers and CCB's BEFORE prescribing a diuretic.