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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I am 35 and my blood pressure was 178/148 (for unknown reason I am not overweight or have heart problems). Doctor gave me lisinopril 20 twice a day. I have been taking it for 2 months. My blood is now 140/100. Little less than at the beginning but I think I will need some other dosage or different drug. So far no side effects.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: My blood pressure was 150's/100's. My doctor did not want to prescribe Altace which worked in the past. The prescription he gave me was 20mg Lisinopril with 12.5mg of hydrochlorothiazide. My blood pressure has reduced to 120's/80's. My blood pressure does fluctuate sometimes to 90/70. I then become very dizzy. I have been experiencing extreme muscle fatigue especially in my shoulders, neck, arms and jaw muscles along with the tongue. When eating my jaws become quite cramped. My heart rate jumps up to about 130 at times. I find myself needing to take large breaths at times. Any physical exertion brings dizziness and fatigue within an hour or so.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I am 55 years old, blood pressure ran from about 150-180 (systolic). Lisinopril (20mg) got my blood pressure to about 120/80. No side effects noted. My liver profile is normal, but I have noted my TSH, and fT4 drift a little high then normal. Having taken up exercise, reduced salt intake, etc, my blood pressure will be about normal without the drug.
It seems as though my fT4 and TSH tend to elevate when on lisinopril. I have just noticed this over the past 2 months.
I am now keeping records of when I take the drug over a week then will do repeat thyroid function tests to see if there is a trend.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: My Mother had a severe allergic reaction to Lisinopril. She was taken to the ER for swollen tongue and shortness of breath. Her heart rate was high. When the doctor questioned her about her medicines for blood pressure. They immediately thought the reaction had been caused by lisinopril. She was the fourth case that they had seen. She had only taken it for about a month (10mg dose).
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Zestril (lisinopril) for High Blood Pressure: Have been taking Zestril for many years, starting with 20 mg, and last year the doctor increased to 40 mg. Have had no noticeable side effects, and it controlled my pressure for many years prior to last year. I am 75 years old now, so I suppose it is normal to need an increased dosage. The doctor also added Cardizen CD last year, as I had an episode of rapid heartbeat (over 200bpm) while in his office, and he sent me to the ER. Since taking Cardizem CD for more than a year, I have had no repeat episodes. No noticeable side effects either.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: Doctor prescribed medication to lower 120/80 blood pressure to new regulation guidelines 115/75 due to weight and family history of heart disease. Within 2 weeks felt lethargic, dizzy and began coughing but on return visit blood pressure was 110/68 and doctor was very pleased. I began coughing continuously with clear sputum for the next month and would cough so hard I was becoming incontinent. Went back to PCP who prescribed round of antibiotics for bronchitis but blood pressure is great. Doctor confirmed that 1 in 10 people can't take this medication due to this side effect.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: It took me 4 months of a chronic cough to realize that this medicine was causing my cough. I also got really dry eyes and a dry throat. The prolonged cough has taken it's toll on me.
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lisinopril for Diabetic Kidney Disease: I have been taking it for 3 weeks and I have headaches, a constant cough, nausea, itching (mild) and weakness. I went off of it for two days and I felt better. I am going to ask my doctor to prescribe an alternative as the cough and nausea are getting worse and I have a severe headache everyday at the same time. My blood pressure has not changed.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I've been taking lisinopril 20mg for about a week and I feel lethargic. I can't focus and I'm tired all the time. It's affecting my job performance. Hopefully this is just an adjustment period.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I have been taking this medication for 2 months. I perspire a lot and I have extreme gas. If the gas doesn't subside I will have to go live in a cave by myself, or discontinue use.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I've taken hydrochlorothiazide for almost twenty years and it never really brought my pressure to normal. My new doctor included Lisinopril with the hydrochlorothiazide and now its finally normal. No real side effects.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I have been taking lisinopril for 1 1/2 months. I have developed Raynauds symptoms. Fingertips occasionally turning white and numb, toes do the same during cold weather especially. It was good to know some of you have fingertip and toes circulation issues too. Lisinopril is very effective in reducing my blood pressure. I take 10mg/daily.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: Developed very low back, pelvic and hip pain that affected my mobility. I had difficulty sitting and bending without severe pain. I took this medicine for 6 days before realizing that it was the cause of my symptoms. I have now been off of it for 3 days and almost all of the discomfort is gone.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: I have been taking lisinopril for over 20 years (I'm now 71) and it has controlled my blood pressure very nicely. I started out taking 5mg and with aging gradually worked up to 40mg. I have not noticed any negative side affects. This drug has done wonders for me.
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lisinopril for High Blood Pressure: Although this drug has successfully lowered my blood pressure, I have experienced a cough that has continued to get worse. This is not just a slight nuisance cough that the doctor suggested might happen. This is a constant cough. (I have met 2 other people with this same problem.) I have stopped taking Lisinopril and will question my doctor about it.
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lisinopril for Heart Failure: This medication was extemely effective in lowering my blood pressure, and reducing symptoms related to congestive heart failure. But, after a few days I developed a constantly stuffy nose, and after a few weeks suffered significant hair loss. The hair loss was sufficient for me to stop this medication.
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