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Got prescribed Lisinopril for borderline High Blood Pressure 10mg. The first week it left me feeling very weak at times and extremely lethargic and sleepy/tired. Went back to doc for follow up after being on it 7 days, they advise this was my body adjusting to the medication and getting used to blood pressure being in a normal range. It did successfully bring down my blood pressure, but wow the side effects were not good at all. I experienced every symptom listed on the drug store paper work and then some. Heart palpitations, extreme fatigue, generally feeling of being unwell and sick. Flu like symptoms and over production of phlegm, numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Discharge in my eyes that made them feel like pink eye. It really lessened my quality of life. At the 25 day mark I decided to try cutting pills in half, then 1/3 then 1/4 to try and wean myself off. The first day I was completely off I was already starting to feel better. Im on day 6 now being off and blood pressure still normal to borderline high depending on the time of day etc. Some days Ive felt decent, but others still struggle with the withdrawal side effects. The cough everyone describes, and nausea at times. Ive drastically changed my diet for the better and only drink water and plenty of it. I hope that this drug works ok for others, but obviously it doesn't mix well with my body chemistry. Glad to find message boards to share this info to let others they are not alone and we all need to really question when the physicians seem to want to hurry us out of the office with a prescription for what feels like could be poison. I realize these drugs are supposed to be helpful and designed to aid people, but at times adverse side effects seem to be worse than the condition they are trying to treat.
I encourage others that read the posts on this site to take a moment and register and share your story. It has helped me reading everyone's post with their struggles on their journey to healthier living. Wishing good health to everyone searching for answers.
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