Lisinopril

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hi - I have been on lisinopril for 5 days now. My bp has been high for the last 2 months (again - had episodes of high bp on and off for the last 8 years !) with readings of 160/100 - got a home monitor and have been monitoring my bp for a week with average readings of 170/105 (some readings being 183/110) Doc advised me to go on to lisinopril and although my bp has dropped to an average of 150/95 I'm noticing that I have a constant 'muzzy' head with an increase in headaches, a dull ache behind my eyes and a feeling of constant heaviness in them and I get a dull ache with slight pins and needles in my left arm, hand leg and foot. I had an ecg yesterday but still waiting on results. Does this sound normal to other users of lisinopril ?

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    I have been on Lisinopril for the last 2 months and am back to the doctors today. I started with 5mg which had no effect on my 170 over 110 BP. The doctor increased the dosage to 10mg. I had blood taken last week so I find out today what is going on and if my BP has been reduced. My main concern is the tiredness ( eyelids feel like lead ). I have always had a tendancy to get pins and needles occasionallly and had an ECG within the last year which was normal. I will hopefully find out more from the doctor later today :!:
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    I ws at my docs today for some more bendroflumethiazide, my bp was still 150/98 ive been taking these since october without any side effects but doesnt seem to be going down, so she suggested that i also start taking 2.5mg linsopril each night when i go to bed. Im dreading taking them now as everyone seems to be getting side effects??
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    I have been on Lisinopril for a week now, because of high BP and also having a problem with my kidneys.

    3 weeks before being prescribed I had an ECG and chest x-ray. The results were fine...no problems. My GP took my BP again and the result was a very healthy BP reading 120/78! She decided that it could be a one off miracle result and prescribed 10mg Lisin tabs. The following day I went to Gloucester Hospital for a pre-op medical as I need a operation on my knee. As it was noted about high BP they took my BP again and had another ECG with instant readout. Again my BP was healthy 120/75 and they were bemused as to why I had been prescribed Lisinopril. On looking at my ECG results they discovered that I'd had a mild heart attack sometime between last ECG and this one!!! Have told my GP but she wants me to keep taking my tabs until I see her again, which is in 7 weeks, then she may lower the dose. I test my BP several times a day and now I feel its too low!! 108/70.

    I too am feeling very tired, especially in the mornings and my eyelids are sore, heavy and gritty. Had headaches for the first few days, but have now stopped. Was told that one symptom was a dry cough, but so far it hasn't happened.

    As I check my BP daily I noticed that my BP lowered considerably mid-way and was wondering if my heart attack has had something to do with the change? My BP before was 178/110

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    I've been on Lisinopril for a week now - no side effects whatsoever. Having said that, it hasn't made a great difference to my BP (yet) which I monitor daily at home.

    I was recently diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic, but my blood glucose is normally around 5.3 in the morning which is absolutely normal? It has reduced very slightly since I started on Lisinopril.

    Slightly off topic:

    Talking to friends and colleagues, it seems that I'm not the only one to be diagnosed as diabetic recently? GP's seem to have been directed by the NHS to diagnose as many people as possible, actually diabetic or not it seems? Threshold blood glucose levels have certainly been reduced recently.

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