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High & Low Blood Pressure board

Has anyone here had any sustained success with bp medicine? If so, how long did it take to find the right ones? I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in 1999. My doctor at the time prescribed Labatalol and Cozar. They both worked really well for years, but within the last year they don't seem to work anymore. The doctor I see now wanted to double the Labatalol, but I was concerned about it. He said he will prescribe another medicine for me, Norvasc. I know there are a lot of medicines for blood pressure, but so far my doctor has only recommended these three. I'm really concerned about taking three medicines now, especially since the first two don't seem to be effective anymore. Thanks for your help.
I don't think I'm taking a diuretic right now. What class of drug is Cozaar? What are some of the effective diuretics? I was given something called HCTZ I think, and I had a bad reaction to it so I don't want to try that one again. Should I add a diuretic instead of the Norvasc? Thanks.
[[COLOR="Red"]removed] I actually take Lotrel (which is Norvasc and a calcium channel blocker) and had good results with it for about 6 months, I have recently added the diuretic which you had bad results with and it seems to be helping and bringing bp down. Many people I know have had good results with Norvasc, but all the meds are very particular to each person.

Each type of drug works on a different thing and even during different times of the day so all we can do is try new ones if some don't work, try to calm ourselves down (the most difficult thing for us hbp people) and work with our docs till something works for a while.