Mine was borderline high when I was in my late teens, and eventually I was put on a vasodilator (don’t recall the name) and later on a ACE inhibitor (lisinopril). Still on that one with little or no side effects after about 25 years of taking it.
I would err on the side of caution and ask about getting an Rx, the risks of high blood pressure are well documented and relatively easily avoided.
My dad 71, had gangrene on his left foot 4 years ago and had his leg amputated below the knee. 2 years later he got gangrene on his right foot, a few of his toes have fallen off and now it looks like it is slowly spreading up (he has blood sores going up his leg, right below his knee). He refused amputation. About a month and a half ago he had a heart attack. They did heart catheter and found that he had one artery 100% blocked & the others were st 90% & 80%. Doctors refused to give him surgery because of the high risk. I've felt so alone through this process, thank you for sharing your stories.