Are you, by any chance, allergic to sulfa drugs? My sister had a similar reaction to hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), and the doctor said it was because she was allergic to sulfa. My sister had not put her sulfa allergy on her medical history form at the cardiologist's office, because the sulfa reaction had been so long ago. When the doctor prescribed HCTZ, which evidently has sulfa in it, my sister reacted to that.
There are lots and lots of other blood pressure drugs beside the three or so that you have tried. But because you've had adverse reactions to three different drugs, you might want to try natural methods to control your blood pressure. You may be able to minimize the use of medication that way. If your natural approach is successful enough, you might not even need medication in the long run.
The basics are: lose any excess weight, stop any tobacco use, stop any excess alcohol use, stop any illicit drug use, review prescription medications to make sure none of them aggravate hypertension, minimize salt intake, maximize your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, and reduce stress in your life. Essentially, you want to live an extremely healthy lifestyle. If you're interested in this approach, post back here and/or just google natural methods of blood pressure control. Good luck.
I did think I was allergic to sulfa because of my reaction to the other water pill. The Furosemide. And I had reminded my doctor of that before he gave me the Hydrochlorothiazide. He gave it to me anyway because he didn't seem to remember the first bad reaction I had. So, I just figured the Hydrochlorothiazide must not have sulfa in it for him to give it to me. But I found out that IT DID have sulfa in it! The pharmacist told me that, when I called to explain what I was experiencing. As soon as I told him what was happening, he asked me if I was allergic to sulfa? I told him I had thought that I was, based on my reaction to the other pill. So he told me to stop taking it. The next day, I called my doctor and told him what had happened and he told me not to take it again. He basically, I think didn't believe me about the other pill, and I guess that's why he gave me this one. I was upset about that, and have been thinking of switching to a different doctor. I went back to see him a few days later and my BP was lower. So I am going to try the dieting, and exercise, and I have another appointment with him for another follow up. If my BP goes back up again, I will most likely have to be put on a BP medication. Last I had it checked it was 140/86 so it should still be lower than that. If it doesn't lower, than the medication is probably what I will need. Thank you for writing to me and giving me that information. I appreciate it.