I have not been on it for very long and also take hydrochlorothiazide and verapamil for high blood pressure as well
That's a pretty common side effect. I wouldn't stop without checking with your doctor, especially if you have extremely high blood pressure. I'd give them a call. Sounds like you are having an allergic reaction. They might switch meds.
If calling the doctor isn't an option, you will probably be fine if your blood pressure isn't extremely high and somewhat controlled. But you would still want to check with your doc at some point because they put you on it for a reason. They will want to find something else for you that could work.
The FDA just recalled hydrochlorothiazide, I would stop taking that.
I wonder why you don't use ACE-inhibitors... did you use them before and have had some side effects by them too? In case of not, I think using ACE-inhibitors could be an option, but only your doctor will reccomend you the best treatment for your hypertension
Best to call your doctor office and ask he/she will most likely get you something else. The fact that doctor prescribed it means you need it.
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