Hi, i'm 25 and was just recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. I have also been treated for hypothyroidism since I was 16. I'm on birth control, and overweight. I've tried HCTZ and Lisinopril both of which made me dizzy and lightheaded. I felt like I was going to pass out almost every time a stood up. My heart would race and I would have a panic attack. I switched to Metoprolol recently and the lightheadedness has gone away for the most part, but i'm only on 12.5 mg twice a day and it helps a little bit, but my BP is still high sometimes (135/95). I don't know if my "side effects" are from the medication or from my constant anxiety. I get heart palpitations sometimes. I'm constantly checking my pulse (usually over 100), and check my BP as often as I can while i'm home. All I can think about is my BP and worrying about having new/more side effects. I just feel like it has taken over my life and I wish I could go back to when I didn't know I had high BP. Anyone else feel this way?
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