I have been on blood pressure medication for about 8 years, only a low dose and single med as my blood pressure was only slightly above borderline. It has been normal for the last few years apart from a few months when it was lower than normal.
I went for a review a couple of months ago and my GP was surprised to see it raised, thought it was a one off and asked me to go back a month later. I did and it was even higher. I have to go back again for a third check.
It worries me as the asthma means the BP meds I can take are limited, but then I realised I had been taking my ventolin rather a lot whereas normally I only have to use it rarely, so I decided to do a bit of research on Ventolin and found that it lowers potassium........and the BP meds the surgery switched me to 6 months ago (a cost saving exercise) increases potassium. Mmmmm, could the two be working against each other as fas as my BP goes? I am very sensitive to any meds I take which is why my GP gave me the first type.
I have a home monitor and the readings vary between normal and raised.
I'm going to speak to my GP as soon as I can, but I wondered if anyone else had experienced this?