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Back in May I went to see my nurse for a well-man check up (I'm 45), all my stats were ok, although at the time I weighed in at 17st. BP came though at 180/120. I was immediately prescribed 5mg Amlodipine, and then over the summer went and lost 3st. September I was averaging 115/85. Gradually my weight crept up to 15st, which I wasn't concerned about, but last week the BP hit 170/110, so I went back to the GP. GP prescribed me doxazosin 1mg to go with the amlodipine, but told me come back and see another GP who 'had an interest' in cardiology.
GP 2 saw me, BP 155/105, and then told me to double both medications. Which I promptly did for a few days and the side effects were crazy. Headaches, palpitations, nausea.
I went back to GP1's recommendation, and average 130/99. It's that bottom number I'm struggling to get down. I'm trying out a no-salt week's worth of diet to see what happens there.
Any other suggestions?
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