I am 45 year old, afro Caribbean female. My GP has just prescribed me this week Amlodipine 5mg, he said to be taken for the rest of my life. He had been monitoring my blood pressure and it has been high over a period of 2 months. Do I really need to be on these tablets all my life? What would happen if I took myself off them in say 3 months or when my blood pressure gets lower?