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High Blood Pressure

My blood pressure is 164 / 111.  The doctor I saw prescribed Hydrochlorothiazide 25 MG.  Is this ok to start with?
My eyes are bloodshoot and my calves and ankles swell and my knees hurt.  
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Likely you will need two or three drugs to control your blood pressure but hydrochlorothiazide is a good drug to start with.  You may need an ACE-inhibitor or a calcium channel blocker added to your program.
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