I'm having some difficulty in getting my Dr. to find a hypertension med. that I can take. I've take several that either cause me to cough or have light dizziness/lightheadedness. With a little help from someone as yourself I'm trying to find one on my own. I'm starting with a list of generic drugs.

#1. Are there specific reasons based upon ME, my particular level, age, anything else that my Dr. starts me out on a particular drug or would I be pretty much open to take any hypertension drug. If there are restrictions based upon (something that I don't know), what would they be or, IF the Dr. has a very definite reason for prescribing something for me that would be different from his next patient what are these?