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I am a 33 year old male, in quite good shape, I weight lift 3-4 times per week, do not smoke and do not drink alcohol unless its special occasion and even then I dont drink much.
Looking for some advice, I have the eye disease Keratoconus and was due to have an operation on my left eye on the 22nd Jan, however I have highish or high bp all the time, it has been this way for a number of years, my baseline appears to be 143/94 but I also get figures that can easily go to 167/108 as it was today at pre-operative assessment, they will not operate with that sort of bp figures as I need to have a GA.
I did try both an ace inhibitor (lisinopril? sp?) and propranolol last year for 3-4 weeks but my bp did not drop by much and the propranolol seemed to make me very fatigued so I stopped taking them and was hoping to lower it naturally.
I was also tested with 24 hour urine testing three times, one of those times my adrenaline was tover the lab range but not bya great deal but the others it was normal so it was deemed I was ok.
I have been booked in to talk to my GP again about this, but I have reservations when it comes to taking bp loweing meds, I do not want to feel fatigued or to gain weight as I am trying to get in real good shape physically and trying to build alot of muscle mass.
any ideas what I could try or any tests that may be of use?
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