Re: What's your problem?
Up until last year i was on 2 blood pressure tablets but now I've lost a lot of weight I'm only on 1 and we are looking at me coming of that also. I also have arthritis in my left knee but since losing the weight it barely gives me any bother.
My aim is to come off my remaining blood pressure tablet as I don't want to take any medications if I can help it.
I think doctors give our medicines too willy nilly and some don't bother to monitor and just keep dishing out the repeat prescriptions.
I remember a few years back my doctor gave me water tablets as my ankles were a bit swollen (due to my weight at that time) and he just kept giving me repeat prescriptions. After a good long while I decided I didn't want to take these anymore as I figured they were making my kidneys work overtime and I told my doctor I didn't want to take them anymore and I gradually reduced the days I took them. I obviously didn't need them because I'm fine.
I'm in no way suggesting people stop taking their meds. This was my personal choice.