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Do I need to stay on medication if my blood pressure is normal ?

Do I need to stay on medication if my blood pressure is normal? I have had high blood pressure for years, even with medication it would not go down. Over a year ago I joined Curves for Woman and since my blood pressure has been going down. Two days ago I went to the doctor for the results on the cholesterol test. My blood pressure is now 120 over 68. My doctor tells me I have to stay on medication for the rest of my life. Some time ago I was told by other doctors I could get off meds when it goes down I lose more weight. Who is right. I don t like being on prescriptions for life. I think prescription drugs are dangerous, and am afraid of what the end result will be.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Your blood pressure is normal on medication. ON MEDICATION. If you go off of the medication, your blood pressure will go up. Stay on the medication. And keep working out at Curves. Follow your doctor's advice. Prescription drugs, used properly, are safe and effective. Uncontrolled blood pressure is dangerous. Complications include, but are not limited to, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. And don't seek medical advice on Yahoo Answers. You will likely get bad information from some 12 year old posing as a doctor.
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