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YOu're welcome! I saw a show like 60minutes or Dateline, that discussed the high price of Blood Pressure meds, and the docs who are anxious to px it....when it wasn't so very long ago that diuretics were used by themselves for HBP. Now, diuretics are often used in conjunction w/ BP meds. I'm not disagreeing that many people do need the meds their docs give them. I just wanted to try a mild diuretic First - before we jumped on the BP Med bandwagon. Happily, it has worked for me...AND had the side effect of shedding quite a few pounds! :) But...I have had to start a potassium supplement since the diazide has stripped my body of it. Worth it, though.

Good luck!