Since losing nearly 70 lbs, my blood pressure started bottoming out making me extremely dizzy and shaky. I quit both pills cold turkey to see if things would improve ..yeah, spare me the lecture on this one I KNOW I KNOW. I see my Dr in a month for 6 month follow up and labs. After stopping both meds , everything was good for 4 days but then the water started to build up and I gained almost 5 lbs overnight in water weight. I went back on the BP pill that had water pill combined and now 4 days later, that 5 lbs of water is back off and my blood pressure is consistently around 105/68. At my heaviest weight, my BP would be 140/85 even taking the pills. So, BIG IMPROVEMENT
My question for those who have been on BP meds and or water pills, how long did it take your body to adjust after stopping meds? How did your Dr ween you off the pills? I'm hoping to be completely pill free this year.