hey everyone, can you please help me a little bit by sharing a bit of light on these 2 medications that I have mentioned in my title? the reason why I ask this is, of course, I am being prescribed them, both medications for high blood pressure. this happened just not so long ago and one of them, as said, is called Metoprolol (prescribed to take 50 mg of it) and the other one is called Lisinopril (prescribed to take 20 mg of it). as you can see, I am really interested in finding out what exactly are the differences between these 2 and I'm also very very interesting in finding out as to why would a doctor thought about prescribing me 2 different medications to take in the same time for the same diagnosis? I mean, of course I could ask this question directly my doctor, however it kinda seemed inappropriate, especially because it seemed that I am not in agreement with his opinion. I honestly can't say either I am or I am not in agreement with his opinion until I find out more and that's why I'm here. what is supposed to do one of them and what is supposed to do another one? which one is going to affect my blood pressure reading? both of them? or only onebad and the other is for another thing? if both then why simply not prescribing one with a higher dosage? because of side effect risks? someone already used one or both of them? what you can say from your personal experience? have you ever heard of someone else being prescribed both high blood pressure meds? do you think it is a good idea? as you can see I have a lot of questions which I would like to discuss here with you more experienced guys. I've got to find out which one of them is directly affecting my blood pressure reading as soon as possible. I am wondering if that's safe and of course I ask this because I'm wondering whether can I take only one of them? seems to be much safer to me.
have to say that my pain clinic is giving me a really bad headache and a hard time about not using my blood pressure medications… and yeah, if that's important to mention: my blood pressure, the last time when I checked it, was 126 over 89. is that AS bad? please help, I really don't know why they are tripping so so hard about it all. any help appreciated!