(02-08-2016, 09:17 PM)Dawei Wrote: Michael, on the topic of BP meds, I know there are several categories, as justMONGO mentioned. While it's true that each of us reacts differently, I can share my experience. When diet and exercise alone wasn't doing the BP control job, I went to daily BP meds. At first, my doc at that time put me on a beta blocker. They made me feel terrible; side effects made me non-functional. That was a med he was used to prescribing. Then, a cardiologist who heard about what I was on suggested I give a sartan a try. That's when this family of meds was still pretty new. So, I got a script for Cozaar. Result, absolutely no side effects and BP was definitely down to normal. I have been continuing on this med (generic form is Losartan). The only potential problem, according to my current doc, is that my BP is watched to make sure it doesn't go too low. Over time, I've been able to cut down from 100mg/day to half that dose and BP steady as she goes with nice numbers; still absolutely no side effects.
Thank you David.
Been on Candesartan a month now, it's working well, without wiping me out. I have a digital BP cuff (that I checked accuracy of against my doctor's gear) and check my BP twice a day, and keep an eye on it and keep a record of it.