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High & Low Blood Pressure board


I always had a normal blood pressure, around 115/75. Last year I was put on Seasonale to help my periods, they were horrible, they just wouldn't quit. After being on for about 3 months, I went to the doctors for a check up and my blood pressure was about 150/120. My GP got me off the Seasonale and I got a home blood pressure kit to check it. Well it didn't come down! He put me on Hydrochlorthiazide and it has come down some. It was down to about 120/90 but just recently it is up to about 125-130/95-105 and sometimes a little higher. I know this is high. My question is, what is the line when I should be worried and maybe even requesting a med for high blood pressure. The problem is, I am on pretty many meds, and I am very sensitive to medications. I usually get the side effect that 1/2 of 1% get. Should I start taking the baby aspirin? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
Kathy