It's a rare side effect. It doesn't require a call to your Dr. unless you would feel better if you did. If you've recently started on this drug, it's likely to go away as your body gets used to it.
Yes, it is something to be worried about as you're probably very likely to suffer with even more adverse side effects and with me this one side effect didn't start until almost 1 1/2 years after I started taking Lisinopril... I developed very serious adverse side effects while taking Lisinopril including chest pain and all over body pain and numbness and tingling throughout my entire body, muscle weakness, joint pain, inflammation, arthritic like stiffness in my fingers, labored breathing, stomach bloating, neck stiffness..Oh My God did I develop such bad symptoms and I never thought it was the Lisinopril at first, but it was and as I tapered off of it the symptoms slowly disappeared... I loathe this medication and what it did to me; such suffering that came 1 1/2 years of taking and this happens with any medication as it also happened with Metoprolol...
there's has to be a particular reason I can't seem to take these types of meds along with the statins, but I know many people have reactions to them as well... call your doctor and tell him you want to try the diet and exercise route first and then only if necessary use a medication, but always report any side effect and never believe they are RARE... the horror stories online is scary... Good luck and you can lower BP by lifestyle changes, diet and exercise and slow deep breathing plus maybe some other natural things like herbs, but check with doctor on the supplements or herbs like garlic because garlic made me sick and I love garlic; not anymore though... :( gave me bad acid reflux, heart burn and diarrhea for 2 days after using for lowering Blood pressure (minced garlic about 3/4 teaspoon.. It could have been from the phosphoric acid too that was in the minced garlic; stay away from that...
ER Dr. Switched me to a calcium channel blocker. There is help for us if we complain loudly.. He said the tingly would have to go away on its own now. Hope it is really soon as the drug leaves my system!
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in August 2020.
I was prescribed metformin, and low dose lisinopril. In short time I started experiencing foot pain, like aunts all over my feet, burning, extreme sensitivity to cold, heat, anything touching my feet. I thought "well this is neuropathy " and kept taking the med for a couple months. I blamed the Metformin for the foot pain I had never experienced in my life until I was put on meds. Never. But I also had a different sensation, like goosebumps on steroid on my stomach, chest & back. I thought it was from exercise. It was very uncomfortable. I told my doctor about both pain symptoms and they got me off Metformin. My doctor didn't even consider lisinopril. Metformin has known issues with Vitamin B12 and that is related to your nerves.
I'm now on Rybelsus, and after a couple months I still have BOTH of these painful and sleep disturbing symptoms. I even went to a neurologist for testing.
Then I researched Lisonapril because nobody complained about Rybelsus.
Long story short I called my primary care physician and told them about the bad symptoms below and that I planned to discontinue use.
Side effects noticed on meds.
• loss of taste
• tingling, burning, numbness, skin crawling
• sexual performance, loss of desire
• neuropathy in my feet, burning, tingling
Never had these before.
I noticed less of these bad symptoms when I forgot to take the lisinopril. After reviewing the long laundry list of adverse side effects I decided I'm going off the lisinopril. How this got approved the FDA is mind boggling.
Anyone else experience the skin crawling? It really sucks.
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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