Originally Posted by Desertrat
I take atenolol which is a beta blocker and lisinopril which I believe is an ACE inhibitor.
As I understnd it, current (and latest) medical thought is that HCTZ should be tried as the primary defense against hypertension.
Have you tried HCTZ?
It is probably the least "invasive" (and cheapest) of the alternatives. I take 12.5 mg daily.
Perhaps HCTZ combined with an ACE inhibitor would be appropriate?
Anyway, I would certainly discuss this with your doc. I told my doc (new one) just this week that no way would I go on a Beta blocker, unless it was absolutely necessary. The doc had no problem with that.
I have controlled my BP pretty well, however, through a lot of biking, also.