You know how every drug is like, "Only 1 in 10 people have this very serious side effect or allergic reaction"? Well, I'm that one person.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

I'm currently on a quest to find a blood pressure medication that won't make me look like Quasimodo or, you know, kill me.

I can't use hydrochlorothiazide because I'm severely allergic. I've been using Norvasc for a while and it works great on the blood pressure part, but not the swelling part. Last night I tried atenolol-chlorthal which decreased swelling by a lot. Unfortunately, I also had a badly upset stomach and currently can't get out of bed because I'm sooo tired. So, now my doc is going to do some research and figure out a better medication.

Sigh. I hate drugs. They just never work for me ever. :(