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can one build a tolerance to blood pressure meds?

I'm a 34 year old woman and have been on blood pressure medicine for about 3 years now. The first year I tried a few different types but my blood pressure always seemed to spike after a few months so I'd have to switch to a different kind. Well, when I went on diltiazem 120mg I took it for a year and then due to some troubling things in life I ended up going on prozac as well, which seemed to have caused another spike so my doc doubled the diltiazem dose. I have been taking 120mg twice a day for a year now and bp has stayed at around 120/85 but I have been wondering if it's just because I have built a tolerance again? Is this something that usually happens? I'm scared to taper off because when my bp is high I feel very uncomfortable...buzzing in my chest, rapid pounding heartbeats, breathing difficulties. At the same time I don't want to keep taking something I really don't need to take. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks!!
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Yes, people can get accustomed to BP meds. Your doctor can try other classes of BP meds as there are several. Ask your doctor about another class such as an ARB, they are very effective and not prone to side effects.

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