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I've been taking Lisinopril for a few months in varying strengths to help reduce HBP. Started on 2.5 mg, then 5 mg, then 7.5mg. BP is now 'normal' and I'm reducing the dosage as I do not want to be permanently on medication. Medication reduced to 5mg and now 2.5 mg.
Since taking only 2.5 mg of Lisinopril, I seem to be suffering side effects. I feel tired and lacking in energy, my balance doesn't seem right, I have mild tinnitus, yesterday I felt very depressed. Overall, I feel odd/strange and not my normal self.
On the plus side, the dry cough has almost disappeared.
I didn't get so many side effects on 5 mg.
So, could it be that it is a 'withdrawal' phase?
Has anyone else had 'odd' feels, and feeling totally 'out of sorts'?
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My mother uses eggplant juice to deal with her HBP. There are no side effects other than lowered blood pressure and more energy. She is 88 and I can hardly keep up with her.
Here are the listed side effects of Lisinopril.
decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
unusual tiredness or weaknessLess commonAbdominal or stomach pain
body aches or pain
loss of voice
Arm, back, or jaw pain
chest discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
fast or irregular heartbeat
general feeling of discomfort or illness
loss of appetite
muscle aches and pains
Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
inability to have or keep an erection
lack or loss of strength
loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
rashRareAcid or sour stomach
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
sensation of spinning
stomach discomfort or upset
I dont think there's any juice in them . they're just like blotting paper
all those side effects in meds, never felt anything was wrong without them. is it worth the risk...or is HBP really that important. .I am feeling like sh*t today on ramapril 2.5
Interesting that most of the side effects seem to be related to my head, ears, nose etc. Perhaps the medication is opening up the blood vessels too much in my head?
If your bp is staying where it is meant to be then great, if not you maybe feel a bit strange because it's rising again, I hope not.
I originally started on Amolodipine, but discontinued after 4 weeks owing to swollen ankles.
I'd love to come off meds, I take the lowest dose of Losartan having had that reduced from the second lowest about a year ago with no real difference in average readings. Now I can't help but wonder whether my averages of <125 2=""> would be classed as borderline or not. I have mine checked every months and the next check is September.125>
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