After taking Lisinopril for 2 months all of a sudden I got pain and stiffness in my finger joints. Never ever did I have any pain there before. It lowered my BP, was taking only 10 mg. I discontinued the drug. The cough stopped, but not the pain in my fingers. Somewhere did I read about diuretic drugs and Artheritis, and that the medicin causes an increase in Uric acid for those who have Gout and make their condition worse or flare up.