In the midst of some other medical stuff this year, it has been discovered that my blood pressure is a lot higher than it's supposed to be. (I hadn't gone to doctors for YEARS before this.) I'm 46, and I don't think the BP is related to the other problems. All I know about hypertension is watching my mom take daily drugs for years, and her never having any medicine in the house *I* can take for headaches, colds, etc. Does anybody on the list medicate for hypertension, and have they changed the drugs so one can actually pop an ibuprofen once a month or so? (I cannot take aspirin, and Tylenol is about the same as TicTacs to my cramps.) My deciding to approach my dr. about doing anything about it hangs on your reply!