Frustrated with my blood pressure medication.

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I am currently on Lisinopril but went to the dr because of side effects, ( my dr wasn't there and hid associate was filling in) I.e. dry cough and hot flashes. He was going to switch me to Corzarr or a Beta Blocker (I can't remember which one). I had to go back in the next day to get my blood pressure checked, it was normal. I had taken my Lisinopril. I had been told by my Psychiatrist I couldn't take Beta Blockers because my body didn't break them down right. (She had already done a test to show this) I had explained this to him. I explained to him I didn't want to be on Corzarr, or any blood pressure medication that caused depression because my high risk of depression.

What should I do? He told he, that was fine, " don't be on anything."

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    ut Well if he said that then go with it - that you should be so lucky. Most GPs would ramp up the medication not lower it let alone stop it altogether.  But why were you put on the medication in the first place, what was your BP at diagnosis of hypertension and how was the hypertension diagnosed?
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    What are your BP numbers? 
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    Well if your BP is that high I'm amazed at the dr telling you not to take anything. Have you ever had a 24 hr monitor? I would ask for one as it's an accurate way of diagnosing hypertension.  Certainly taking it in the surgery is likely to give you 'White coat'.

    For what it's worth, Cozarr is the same as Losartan [according to Google]. Many people on this site take Losartan, myself included, with no side effects. I took Ramipril initially which is an ACE inhibitor similar to Lisinopril and when the inevitable  cough arrived I was changed to Losartan. [I think Ace inhibitors are a cheaper option which is why they try those first.

    i would be uneasy about not taking anything if your BP is as high as you mention.

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      Yes. It can. Especially in those prone to depression. It's even listed as a side effect. Studies have shown that especially Beta Blockers are a contributor to depression.

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