I am 27 years old and have hypertension. I have been on medicine since I was 24. I took HCTZ first. When I would try to have a glass of wine with my husband, within a few sips my face would turn dark red/purple and would burn like a bad sunburn. During pregnancy I was on Methyldopa which didn't have any side effects but I could never remember my second dose and now it doesn't work anymore. A couple weeks ago my Dr changed me to Lisinopril and told me to let him know if my face starts flushing/swelling... it has and I will call him tomorrow since the office is closed.
I know it is illegal for my Dr. to tell me to take an herbal supplement so I emailed a supplement company and they informed me that it is illegal for them to recommend a supplement. I asked the lady in the supplement isle at whole foods and she told me that some herbs will not work if I am taking certain medications. I feel stuck and need some guidence. I have heard that CoQ10, garlic, cayenne, cinnamon, and a number of other things could help but am not sure which I should try first or even if one or the other would be more effective.
I am currently also taking Rhodiola Rosae for mood, my multivitimin (women's ultra mega active without iron from GNC), and the lisinopril until tomorrow probably. I want off of conventional medicine. I no longer trust it. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
PFC Beck Lacy Colten Weston