Over the last 15 years I think I must have tried every BP lowering drug on the market because on my last visit to the Nurse Practitioner she told me she had no more drugs to suggest as I seemed to have tried them all monitoring my BP every morning at I monitor my BP every morning around 9.30am and its all over the place, from 168/90 to 121/80.
Two months ago I got soooo cheesed off with my all-night cough (I was being woken up by it every 2 - 3 hours and hubby had moved into the spare room) I halved my 100mg losartan tablets and ditched the omeprazole and ranitidine I'd been given for my 'silent reflux' which was said to be causing it (not the pills).
I still monitored my BP every morning and now I also noted the number of times I awoke during the night.
There was no change after a month.
So I stopped taking any tablets, apart from co-codamol for arthritis pain, (I know, I know I shouldn't stop my pills so please, no lectures). Result?
Still no change.
I don't know if I dare face my GP as I'll get a huge lecture on never changing my medication without supervision ......... but something's going on here and I don't like it. Have I been taking all these drugs for all these years when there's nothing wrong with my blood pressure at all?