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High blood pressure Do i need to try other medicines

hi

                          i am 42 year male having high blood pressure since last 3-4 years . i am regularly having  medicines. My BP also come down in past to normal. Since last 6 months my BP is in range of 130/80  to 160/100.
I am having Arkamin (clonidine), Minpress xl 5  and teleact D( teliminstran Hydrochloride) and alprax 0-5 for insomainia. Since a fortnight my BP is elevated and i am having a mild chest pain some time. Other conditions are gastric stomach and neck pain. I somewhere read that minpress side effects may cause chest pain. Can i replace minpress with atenol. If yes which dosage is suitable or can i have other medicine wich help me in lowering my blood pressure. Amlopedine Tab cause me ankle swelling.I am stressed a lot nowdays due to problems in family.don't exercise much but i have stopped alcohal (alcohol) etc.Plz help
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Hi,
How are you? Do you still experience the chest pain that you mentioned and were you able to have this checked by your doctor? While this could be a side effect, it could also be due to cardiac issues that needs to be ruled out especially if there is history of hypertension.  This is the primary reason why you have this checked by your doctor first for proper management. Take care and hope all is well. Do keep us posted and best regards.  
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