... insurance will not pay for my benicar anymore. In June I was changed to losartan HCTZ I was on that for 4 weeks it didn't bring the pressure down so they changed me to Irbesartan HCTZ, I had a real bad headache on that and felt ill, so I could not take that, now today the doctor changed me to Lisinopril hctz, I have so much anxiety about starting this one in the morning. Seem I can't take the one that worked until I have tried all the others, something about the step program with the insurance. I keep reading about all the side effects and am worried about the new drug tomorrow. Is there anyone that has had good results with this drug
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That is just nuts. There should be a law that they can't do that. If anything, you should have to try one other one, and if it didn't work, go back to the one that did. I'd find someone to talk to at the insurance company and ask them why they wanted to pay for care after a stroke rather then let your bp be treated.
I had this problem with Benicar and Blue shield HMO. Once my specialist (Nephrologist) wrote a letter that I couldn't take the other BP meds and had to use Benicar they gave permission. They would not approve Benicar when my primary care physician, an Internist requested it; I had the same issue with Celebrex that was approved after my Orthopedic Surgeon wrote a letter; they wouldn't accept my Internist's recommendation.
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