I strongly urge you to go to your physician and discuss new treatment options for hypertension
. Fortunately, there are more than 6 classes of drugs for high blood pressure
, each group with several members, so that if you experience a side effect you can try another type. It is likely that you will need at least 2 medications or more given your numbers. I want to emphasize that elevated blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke
, which can be prevented. You definitely should not follow your family history of stroke, so acting now is crucial.
Hope that helps, blessings
Dr brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN