I have only been on it for about a week and the side effects are horrible. Nausea, headaches, very dizzy, hard time standing and working. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure when they discovered I had an inner ear infection. I'm now over the ear infection. Wondering if I really have high blood pressure... Side effects are crazy.
Wheres; NO do not just stop taking your Lisinopril you have to wait and talk to the doctor it would be next to impossible that an ear infection would raise your blood pressure. Tell the doctor about all the side effects that don't go away by Monday many go away with continued use like 7 to 14 days but if your still having problems call the office Monday. What can happen is your high blood pressure rebound and go higher than it was when it was checked a week ago. It is not worth it. you could have a stroke or worse. please wait and talk with your doctor it could be you need a different medication but you never just stop a blood pressure pill without help from the doctor. This is why they call high blood pressure the silent killer you can't tell you to have it most the time. If you must call the doctors exchange and see if your doctor is the one on call and can change the medication or lower if you can take some Tylenol generic for a headache which may help with nausea too. good luck
My friend, Chuck, gave you some awesome advice.
The rebound effects will make you feel like your heart is jumping out of your chest!
The dreaded rebound effect...
Also occurs with nose and eye drops, headache meds, etc.
You need to do it under doctor's care. I'm not saying you need to stay on this medication but do it under supervision so you don't have those symptoms.
I would like to impress upon everyone the need to prevent the need for BP meds as long as possible through lifestyle changes.
Dietary, exercise, stress control...
Once the need for meds starts it is hard to get off of them.
You take medicine because it makes you better. If you are having bad side effects, call your doctor and demand another medicine.
You don't say what your blood pressure was before you took the lisiniprol and you don't give us a number afterward so its hard to tell you how risky stopping it was
I have been on lisinopril hctz 20/12.5 for about 4 years . The med works OK, but I recently noticed some minor bleeding. GP had me go for echo of lower GI. Nothing major, very small kidney stone (never had stones before), but had cramps and I am postmenopausal (64). Slowly weening myself off lisinopril and replacing with celery seed extract 83% 3nB. I take the lisinopril maybe 2X/week when really needed, but I monitor my BP at least 4x/day (readings thank God are in normal range). My cardiologist told me to come back in a year all was fine w/him. Bleeding stopped so I do believe it's the lisinopril. I take the celery seed extract 75 mg 3-4 per day. Be sure to drink lots of water as it is somewhat of a natural diuretic. Seems to be working great, it's not a drug and there are no side effects at all. Have been doing this for about 8 months. Also PCP tried me on amlodipine (sp?) - that is pure poison! I truly believe in the celery seed extract - it works. Please note that this was not what the doctor ordered, but it works for me. I feel fine, thank God.
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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