I took two lots of meds for blood pressure. I started what I call Primal Light (I cheat a bit) in March. After losing getting on for 28lbs I found my BP coming down so I contacted my doctor and came off one of them. I have also been doing HIT exercise & strength training which has brought my pulse down from 60ish to mid 40ies. When we went on vacation we stayed a few days longer than expected and I ran out of pills. I stayed off them when we got back and I sent an e-mail to my doctor stating I am staying off them unless the BP goes up again. I have now lost 36lbs and weight still coming off so I do not expect I'll have to go back to medication.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.