My mother is currently on the following medications she is coming to live with me and wants to completely get off the meds because she doesn t like the blood tests, lack of sleep, swelling from the high blood pressure meds, etc. Any advice? thank you. Thyroid – Armour Thyroid 60 MG one tablet once per day in the morning. The night before, we leave her one pill in a container and she takes it in the morning on her own. Diuretic – Torsemide 20 MG one tablet per day. We use a mortar/pestle to grind this pill and put it in her morning oatmeal. This keeps the severe swelling in her legs and feet under control. This pill will deplete her already-low sodium level, so we give her a constant supply of Pedialyte, coconut water, and Gatorade - as directed by the doctor. We limit plain water to two bottles per day. Blood Pressure – Amlodipine besylate 10 MG one tablet per day at night (8pm). She takes this pill whole on her own, with her nightly oatmeal.