I have been struggling with asthma for the last month, and have been in and out of the ER. The medication they have put me on only gives me some control, and the side effects are rather scary. My BP reads today: 180/90, 158/135, 155/132. My pulse runs 100-120. I am so afraid I am going to die of a heart attack or stroke waiting for the doctor to figure this out. Is there a number that if I reach that, I know that I am in danger and need to seek immediate medical attention. How high do I let it go? I can't stop taking the medicine, because I immediately start wheezing and struggling to breathe. I am really scared and feel that the doctors have abandoned me.