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Hey Tick Tock, kinda missed you!

Regarding the diuretic idea... If you are allergic to sulfa then the thiazides are out and so are the loop diuretics. However, potassium-sparing diuretics, like amiloride HCl (Midamor et al), spironolactone (Aldactone, and others), or triamterene (Dyrenium), may be a reasonable choices because these aren't associated with sulfa allergy or hypersensitivity.

With this in mind, definitely something to sit down and discuss again with your doctor and, as Lenin suggested, if doc agrees, discuss losing one or two of the others.
I was about to say lose "the least effective" of the others but by now you probably have no idea which drug is doing what!

If you and your doc decide to try the above, brace yourself for more trial and error, but, you never know... maybe your doctor already has a good idea on which drug you might be able to toss first!

It would be interesting if you could lose the atenolol, (not my favorite BP med and rife with side effects unless you're one of the lucky ones!)) since it needs to be weaned slowly, and if you were continuing with the other meds, the wean might go pretty smoothly.

zuzu xx

OOPS...P.S. Strike my suggestion for amiloride (brand name MIDAMOR).. it has weak diuretic and/or antihypertensive effects compared to the others.