I have had on-again, off-again issues with high blood pressure for a while now. I weigh around 250 lbs, not sure of my body fat percentage. 51 inch chest, 18 1/2 inch arms or so, waist is a little over 40 inches, so I could definitely lose some fat. I know all the various methods one can approach for lowering the BP. The question is more about the medication. I have a history of trying both Bennicar and Lisinopril, both for a pretty short period of time.
I usually felt worse taking those than I did from any symptoms from HBP. I need to up the cardio and try one last time to get this down naturally before taking medicine again, but I sometimes wonder if I am destined to take medicine because it can get pretty high sometimes.
Does anyone take any medicine that has helped them and not affected anything at all; i.e. workouts are the same, can take any supplement, etc? Nothing would make me happier to take a simple pill and get the BP down without side effects, but it seems hard to do.