Hi guys, many thanks for the replies. It's interesting to hear how everyone else is dealing with BP issues and the various medications being prescribed. Having looked into this in more depth I think my personal choice for medication would be ACE Inhibitor, but as I mentioned previously, I've had no real noticeable side effects with Amlodipine, so I was a little bit reluctant to potentially be changing.
However, it's been better news recently, whether due to lifestyle changes or not is debatable, but at this early stage, picking up on what Canbakay mentioned, I would suggest lifestyle changes seem to have helped.
From 150/90 approximately 4 weeks ago, and my understanding is that I've had higher readings than that in the recent past, I've taken the decision to reduce Salt even more, although I used Low Salt anyway, not touched a drop of alcohol for the best part of a month ( I used to enjoy the odd glass of Red Wine...good for cardio vascular
), was probably drinking too much strong Coffee, so I've reduced that to a couple of cups a day, introduced Cranberry, Blueberry and Raspberry smoothies, also Cranberry Juice and finally, I read that Celery may lower BP by up to 8 points, so I've been forcing that down too!
I re-visited Dr's last week and my BP was 140/88 so slightly lower, and would you believe it, just returned from Dr's this morning with a reading of 127/84....WINNER !! The Doctor double checked this reading to make sure she hadn't messed up but once again 127/84.
Obviously I'm hoping this isn't just a fluke but hopefully this shows lifestyle changes can have a positive outcome.
Anyone else out there with BP issues may well want to consider similar changes as before I started I was sceptical and whilst I appreciate everyone's condition is different, it may be worth a shot.
I'm just hoping I'm not just on a lucky day and this downward trend will continue.
Thanks again for all the replies and good luck with your BP issues.