Hi and thanks for the query,
The most important thing as far as blood pressure management is concerned is knowing this is a chronic disease, and you should never stop treatment. In case there are some side effects encountered, its advisable to consult your treating physician for a complete evaluation and adjustment of the dose or change the drug. Prescription of anti hypertensive drugs takes into account the medical history of the patient and is usually very specific.
You ought not to have stopped taking the drug even with the flu
. I suggest you continue taking your drug and book an appointment with your treating physician., While waiting, other measures like reduced salt intake,more vegetable and fruit intake, less saturated fat
and exercise still remain very valid.
A chest X ray
and Electrocardiogramme, coupled with the clinical evaluation and blood pressure levels shall be enough to reorganize your management scheme.
thanks and hope this helps,