OP, I was going to try to give you advice, but it seems you already know very well the dangers of high BP and what is needed to bring it down.
And yes, I have high BP, but its under control. Before it was under control it used to hover around 160/100. At its highest it was 175/95. Now I take indapamide, perindopril and bisoprolol for it and its controlled.
I think in my case it might be a sign of developing diabetes/insulin resistence. Plus stress and anxiety play a role.
One of my big problems is I struggle to go to bed early, which leads to sleep deprivation, inability to exercise, increased stress and a craving for starchy sugary foods. All very bad for my health.
If only I can haul my *** over to bed in time each evening!!
Live and let live!