High blood pressure mess causing electrolyte issues

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i am a 56 year old female. BMI normal. Started out on  benicar hct 20 mg then up to 40 hct tears ago.  About 2 years ago low potassium, switched to benicar 40 (no hct)... and to make along story short, fixed low potassium and now on 5 different meds to control BP, but constant struggle to keep sodium level above 135.  Been told to eat more salt, drink less fluid.  But the more salt intake, the thirstiest I am.  I am on low doses of amplodipine, amilioride, lasisk, hyralazine.  Retaining fluid especially in legs and feet.  Had lower leg ultrasound this week.  No blood clots, fortunately.  Just baker cyst behind knee.  Don't know where to turn. Hypertension specialist dies have BP under control but this is an awful way to feel.  And add dizziness and fatigue due to all the meds.  Anyone else with this issue?  Any advice?  Thank you!

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    BP drugs don't do anything but make us feel worse..you need to get to the route cause of bp not just mask the symptoms.. do you think it's normal to have these side effects?  NO it isn't..  Stop beating yourself up and convincing yourself that you are sick..  find a neutritionalist doctor, if there isn't one near you use the internet to educate yourself about diet and please stop letting your doctor poison you.  

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    I also have electrolyte problems and low sodium so what I do and doctors say to drink electrolyte water and Gatorade it helps a lot also got a little more blood pressure medicine for this blood pressure spikes that I get I am taking 20 mg of Lisinopril in the morning and 20 at night and at night I also take 2.5 milligrams of amlodipine my blood pressure tries to spike but never goes above 157 over 84 I'm thankful for that it was going to hundred over 99 hopefully by changing your water it will help you 😉?

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    Your fighting yourself.. the bp meds are causing more harm than good..
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