Q: What is important to know when considering to wean off of high blood pressure medication?
A: You should not try to stop your blood pressure medicine without first talking to your doctor. Stopping some medications can cause blood pressure to shoot up to dangerously high levels. Keep in mind that medicines do not cure high blood pressure. You may be able to get your blood pressure back down to normal with just appropriate lifestyle changes but you still carry the diagnosis. To help prevent heart disease, periodically measure your blood pressure to make sure it is staying in control even if you are able to be successfully weaned from drugs.