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High & Low Blood Pressure board

Hi all,

After a few years of adequate management with 50 mg atenolol and 4 mg Mavik daily, my bp is once again on the rise (150/100 ON meds at last reading), so it's back to the trial and error of looking for a combo of meds that works.

My doctor has started by switching from Mavik (ACE inhibitor) to Micardis 80 mg (ARB). I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who's had experience with Micardis.

BTW, I'm almost 51 and have been on bp meds for about 4 years. I'm thinking that menopause is partially to blame for the recent bp increase. I don't smoke, I eat a pretty healthy diet and exercise moderately, I could stand to lose about 15 lbs., hypertension runs in my family.