It appears I’ve successfully discontinued one of my three blood pressure medications. At the beginning of February I was taking the following:
- Hydrocholothiazide 25mg/day
- Methyldopa 250mg 3x/day
- Verapamil ER 120mg/day
I started the Verapamil on 1/12/17, after my weight had climbed due to unnecessary hydrocortisone use, and my blood pressure had climbed with it. I’ve now lost the hydrocortisone weight plus a few more pounds (down almost 13 pounds since starting Weight Watchers), and I decided a couple weeks ago to see what happens if I taper off the Methyldopa. So I did, with my doctor’s blessing. Blood pressure this morning was 130/86.
I suppose I’ll hold off on more changes till my weight drops some more. I wasn’t sure the Methyldopa was actually doing anything, but I’m sure the remaining ones are.