Summarizing, after years of normalish bp readings, and taking my own as I worryworted back in california, all normal or close, I moved to new mexico, and went with dys and diane to their clinic. Since I was there, I was hoping they could test my eye pressure.
un, no, but they did take my bp, and it was around 180. Thus the lisinopril. I took it for some years, falling to the floor but not passing out, twice. New doc kept lowering the dose, when I reported all that. I was down to little and taking it only when the bp was over 120, so a few days had gone by when I collapsed under my chair, momentary blackout.
Five days of hospitalization later, it turned out to be the lisinopril, which they put me back on, to test (I said so in the first place), per the cardiologist, who then put me on a very odd drug (it could zip high and low), and cut that down in time, and he sent me over to my general.
In time, my general wondered if I needed those pills either. I tested it, and tested it some more, always taking pressures. My refrigerator door was full of data back then.
I've been off of all that for months now.
What can I say, I was heavier when I first arrived in ABQ.