Lisinopril HCTZ 10-12.5 mg does this work for everyone?

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I have been researching these forums about blood pressure medication as I was originally prescribed Amlodipine a few months back.  It wasn't working and gave me chest pains and horrible tinnitus.  I have been on Lisiniprol HCTZ for about 2 weeks now and cannot believe the difference - as everything is so much better and totally within the normal ranges.  I found that this is the BP med that my mother, father took, and that my brother has been taking for years - and I am so happy that it works so well.  I'm not getting the tickle in my throat like other people profess - so I guess it works different for different people - but the blood pressure readings make me so happy after my recent bout with SAH in March 2016.  It was caused by high blood pressure and I almost died - so I needed a bp med that would actually work.  I am thinking about all of the people in these forums who get blood pressure medication and never find one that works - as I know how dangerous this can be - I would only suggest you ask your doc about Lisiniprol - as it has been around forever and actually works.  On the amlodipine I was a stress case and always depressed because it was not working.  I can finally not sit here all day and worry about my next blood pressure reading smile

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    Glad you found something that works well for you. Just think, you gave up just one medication, then found the right combo. Just because your Mother, Father & Brother took the same medication & had success, didn't mean you would.Everyone is different, but again; I'm glad it all worked out for you. 

    Yes, Lisinipril IS an A.C.E. Inhibitor & the HCTZ is a diuretic. Are they seperate, or combined in the pill. Regardless, it means you are taking TWO bp medications, but at the same time. 

    Congrates!

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    That's so good to hear! I need to switch from amlodipine - have only been on it for 3 weeks but also getting chest discomfort & tinnitus.

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      I am actually taking Lisiniprol HCTZ 10.5/12

      Still working well.  I have a cholesterol problem as well, however the cholesterol meds have not worked for a year, so I had to discontinue and go with diet/exercise for that.  With the Lisiniprol, I just don't add salt but still eat the items which have salt and blood pressure readings have been awesome - please let me know how this goes for you smile

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