When you get dizziness, does this pass? If it does, that would be just a temporary adjustment. If it continues, that's definitely the wrong drug.
If you want to try Alt Med, I'd look up a licensed naturopathic physician: www.naturopathic.org/index.asp This site has a search, you can put in your zip code and see who's close. I don't know what their prescribing scope is in CA, I'm in Portland and it's huge, here. I'm an acupuncturist. Acu's not the most effective as a sole treatment for HTN, it works best combined w/ meds. Chinese herbs can be more effective.
My point is, don't try alternative stuff on your own. Many folks say, oh they tried that stuff - but they were self-prescribing and they weren't qualified to do so. Even for us pros - the old adage, only a fool has him/herself for a doctor - there's a point to that!
It would help you to learn about the diff. types of medications. There are about 5 different classes, I think: beta blockers angio tension reception blockers (ARBs) calcium channel blockers (CCBs) diuretics ..others I can't remember, lol. Be your own advocate, read up on them and their possible side effects, etc. Remember to be good to you while you're trying to find what works. Best of luck!
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I am sorry but I never had any reaction to any of my bp meds. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor, sometimes bp meds can make your bp go too low and then you experience dizziness. It's a pain trying to find the right bp meds at the right strength.
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