I am a 52 year-old male with high systolic blood pressure (around 150/80-90). For a year I've been on 10 mg of Lisinopril (an ACE inhibitor) which didn't make much difference; my doctor thus raised the dose to 20 mg, which also isn't making much difference. The doctor is now recommending that I add another pill into the mix, making a "combination treatment" which I believe it standard. What I don't understand, and what nobody has been able to clearly explain to me, is the logic of continuing to take, every day, 20 mg of a pill that has been proven not make a difference. What's the thinking behind this, rather than simply trying out a one-pill solution that might make a difference?
When I eat out, I like getting sampler dishes with a few bites of different things. Dim sum is the obvious example. Please recommend your favorite "a little taste of everything" dishes at San Francisco restaurants. [more inside]
The Oil Cleansing Method seems to be awfully popular around here. I've been doing it for 5 days now and my skin is both better and worse than ever! If you've tried it, how long did it take for things to really improve? Or did you give up on it? [more inside]
I got a combo microwave/convection/grill oven for Xmas. What/How do I cook in it? [more inside]
Help me deal with my ghastly combination skin. [more inside]
How do you program foreign (namely the Turkish ones - ı, ş, and ğ) characters into a laptop keyboard....? [more inside]
What combinations of colourless non-toxic substances result in something that's coloured, or at least opaque? [more inside]
Color algebra: How do I pick a color F will make known color C against known background B at opacity N?
Color algebra: Given a color C, how do I pick a color F that will be color C when against background color B at opacity N? How would I do the same thing for a color multiplication? [more inside]
Help me select Spanish wine and cheese combinations. [more inside]
I just took two tylenol, two advil, and two little white blood-pressure reducing pills with a little z on them. Is this ok? [more inside]
What's the optimal way to combine a fan with an air conditioner? [more inside]