I have been on blood pressure meds for years and hopefully in the next few months due to lifestyle changes I will be off of them with the docs blessing. With that said a coworker's relative decided he would wean himself off and stopped taking his medication. It didn't go well and he stroked out Saturday. His wife made the decision to remove him from life support today. This is the second time I have see this happen and the results were the same. High blood pressure is nothing to mess with and taking meds as prescribed is essential. If you are on any type of medication please consult your doctor before making changes.