It does the job of lowering my blood pressure. Before it was high. I was also on Atenolol before but switched to Lisinopril/hctz 12.5 mg. While the med works I can't help but wonder how I've gained almost 50 lbs. in a year and I've followed cardio and weight lifting (Power 90) and eat primarily a vegan diet. To note, I was around 220 last year (I was 206 in 2011), also around the time I got on lisinopril/hctz but gained almost 30 lbs. in a year and it's frustrating. It seems most of what I have is water weight all the time. I don't understand. Part of the weight gain can also be from muscle gains. The only "real" fat have left is my around my belly and my arms are pretty much toned.
Lisinopril - Noticable weight gain?
Question posted by beyondtbm14 on 24 May 2015
Last updated on 13 March 2018 by progan
I have been on Lisinopril for several months now and I have put on 10+ pounds of belly weight.
I feel sluggish and have had to buy new pants.
I am 58, 6' 3" tall and weighed 228 prior to taking this for blood pressure... I have been 225-230 since I was 25 years old and my eating habits have always been consistent .
I am quitting these pills as I feel way worse then I did prior to my doctor instructing me to take them.
I will respond in 30 days from today with my own opinion and weight.
This side effect of lisinopril/hctz was hard to locate and probably not common: sudden, unusual weight loss or gain, per drugs.com. This may or may not be your answer. Lisinopril caused no appetite changes for myself.
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