Side Effect Blues

Question: I have stage I hypertension and have tried three medications (Toprol, Benicar, Avapro). They either made me dizzy, nauseous or both. Is there a medication that won’t cause problems?
— B.S., Ariz.

Answer: Most medications have side effects. In your case, stage I hypertension, high blood pressure, is often controllable with a change in diet, exercise and having less stress in your life.

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