Yeah, that said that but I have seasonal coughs aka algeriesI took lisnopril for 3 yrs and had a continuos dry cough. Carried a handful of cough drops in my pocket every day. Finally mentioned it to my heart dr. Duhh, it’s a possible side effect. He switched me to another and now I don’t cough and sleep better. So no matter what you get on, be very vocal when they ask how your feeling.
I abused it, like 6-8 diet cokes a day. Caused me bad sleep habits. I'm sure caffeine in moderation won't affect blood pressure. Not sure if mine went down from stopping it, but I felt better and my wallet too. I am the same way with beer. I love the taste and the relaxing feeling of two or three, but after time the numbers increase. Guess I don't have good will power. Same thing with Blue Bell, we rarely buy it .My heart Dr. has never even mentioned caffeine.