Be patient, it does take time for the body to catch up with some things. But, it will happen. Just keep doing what you are doing. Do you take your BP at home regularly or just at the doctor's office? The reason I ask is that I sometimes get agitated and occasionally have what they call "white coat syndrome", when at the doctor's office and as a result, my blood pressure is higher there than anywhere else. At home I typically run around 130/76 without medicine and 118/68 with medicine.
I was against taking any kind of medication at first too. Then I relented with the goal of stepping down off of it gradually. As a result I have gone from a full pill to half that and hope to eventually get down to nothing at all. Though I dislike taking anything that I don't have to, I do feel that sometimes we just need a little help to get things in the right direction and it will get better from there.
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