Very high blood pressure--nervous to take more meds
I have very, very high pressure, had it for years. I have been warned many times but I'm 78, do not want a stroke or go blind or have kidney failure (of course). I need a knee and hip operation but the ortho doctor said he couldn't operate on me until my pressure is controlled. I've been taking lisinopril 40mg and it's still high. (170+/80) The doctor prescribed amlodipine 2.5mg (small dose to start with) but I am afraid to take it because of the side effects I've been reading about. Your thoughts would be appreciated.