Losartan = Stomach Pain?

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I've been taking 25mg of Losartan every morning for the past 5 months. 4 months ago I had a discomfort in my lower left abdominal area, not a pain just discomfort. Now that same discomfort has begun to move around, lower left one day, lower right the next, upper right the next, and so on.  I have been doing some research and now find that Losartan may be the cause of this. I have tried most everything to alleviate the discomfort but nothing works. 

It doesn't matter what I eat it is no better or worse. 

It doesn't matter if I drink caffeine or not it is no better no worse.

I'm fully functional it is not debilitating at all, it's just uncomfortable.

When I have a bowel movement, it is no better or worse (sometimes it feels a little better but it's constantly there)

I'd say my level of discomfort is typically a 2 on a 1-10 scale.

Anyone who has had stomach pain related to Losartan, I would be interested in hearing your opinion as I am currently at a loss. Also, does it ever go away? I was taking Lisinopril but the damn cough was more than I wanted to deal with......

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    this is extremely comforting to me because I just started losartan and have the same exact abdominal distress. it's not painful but it is there. it's better when I stand up, but it can be felt when I sit down and kind of fold my body. I can't think of any other reason why this started other than the losartan. everything you described was the same as me. I did have a touch of diarrhea today, it wasn't awful, but that means the stomach is in some distress. so I really appreciated you writing your concerns

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      I have the same symptoms as you Robert. What did you do to fix this and did it work? just quit Losartin?

      thank you

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    Also. this might be tmi ,but does it change the consistency of your bowel movements? like make them narrower or shorter

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    So comforting to read this as I now know it's not just me.

    I take 25mg Losartan. This is like the 6th BP medication I've tried and I get side effects on all of them. I get this discomfort that's sometimes in my mid-sides then sometimes in my back - it feels like air bubbles maybe. Doesn't hurt but is not pleasant. I also suffer with constant burping on this medication which I believe is because of a relaxed LES.

    Has anyone found anything to sort these problems?

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