These blood pressure drugs decrease the workload on the heart, and allow it to remodel and become stronger. The downside is that initially they can reduce cardiac output and make you feel weaker. It's a strategy that works, though.
Back in the old days they would do the opposite and give drugs that would make the heart work harder. You'd feel better, but the downside is you'd be dead in a couple of years.
Thanks Moonman62 for the info. I did take smaller doses and took extended release meds after talking to the Doc. I have also cut out most salt and pork. My job requires lots of walking and physical movement, so the weakness was causing me to not be able to perform my duties at 100%. I’m researching herbs such as COQ10, Flaxseed and Cholestoff as alternatives. Kava-Kava seems to help with the days I feel jittery. Thanks again.