Loud ringing in my right ear feels like my ear is charging up when BP gets high.

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I take Losartan 25 mg, at 8:30 am, verapamil 180 mg 12 pm, and Labetalol 180 mg. 8:30 am and 10 pm. I think the drugs cause my right ear to ring  louder. I don't feel like doing anything most of the time and sometimes I have to take another drug as BP gets too high. The meds make me lose to much water and I have to be careful my sodium doesn't get too low. My doctor says I have to put up with the side effects. I can't have a lot of vegetables with high potassium as they make me pee too much and I get my electrolytes out of balance. I was in the hospital once for this. I had a bottle of electrolytes or sodium water the whole time I was there and they wouldn't even let me go to the bathroom by myself. Does anyone know the side effects of any of these drugs. I don't like the losartan or verapamil. I don't have the energy I used to have. I am also supposed to have less than 64 oz of liquid a day.

 

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    All of the bp meds I've taken have weird side effects. I took Verapamil for many years, then moved to a different state and new doc didn't like that so I've been on string of different drugs for past 7 years. None of them really work, I'm like a lifeless ragdoll and I point blank refuse to take more and more. It's very frustrating. I have tinitus, ringing in the ears, but not sure if it's related to meds. Good luck to you.

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    sally15252..First of all, WHY are you taking Verampril AND Losartan? One is an ARB (Losartan) & the other is an ACE (Varampril). Here in Canada, doctors do not prescribe both. It's either one or the other. If another med is required, they can prescribe a Calcium Channel Blocker such as Amlodipine. The Canadian Health Organization put out a bulletin a few years ago that ACE & ARB are not to be taken together because they can lower bp far too much or cause other problems. You seem to be taking your meds throughout the day. That would drive me crazy. I'm sure Labetalol is a beta blocker. Usually anything ending in lol is a beta blocker..but you seem to be on a high dose at 180mg. If you were taking a diuretic, I would be understandable as to why you would be losing water, but you are not. 

    The information about your potassium is confusing to me. I've never heard of vegetables boosting potassium, making a patient pee too much, thereby causing the electrolytes to be imbalanced. Your doctor should be looking into this. Surely, you don't eat tons of vegetables high in potassium or eat 10 bananas per day.

    Again, something is very odd here. IF potassium gets too high, it can cause palpitations, & a host of other problems, landing a person into hospital. The same is true if potassium is too low. 

    You could try Valsartan, which according to people I speak with, works well, with very little side effects. Also, there's Perindopril .

    You need answers..& again, what is said here doesn't make any sense to me at all.

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    How high is your BP to need so many drugs??

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      My BP was 196 over 99 this am so I took 2 Losartan. At 12 noon it was 141 over 71 and tonight at 10 pm it was 186 0ver 86 so I took Labetalol and Losartan. I hope it is better tomorrow.

      Sally

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      sally15252...Honestly, I've never heard of such a regime. Why not ask your doctor about taking 50mg of Losartan instead of splitting 25mg in the morning, then 25mg later on in the day? 

      I quote  you.."My BP was 96 over 99,so I took 2 Losartan". TWO Losartan???? "At 12 noon it ws 141 over 71, & tonight at 10pm it was 186/86 so I took Labetalol and Losartan"....say what!!???? I'm not meaning to criticize here; just trying to help..but bp meds are not taken like aspirin for headache. If I've followed you, you must have taken 3 doses of Losartan that day..your 25mg in the morning, 25mg in the afternoon, then more in the evening (10pm). No no no no..

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      I think that she may be self medicating.

      She needs to get reffered to a 'Hypertension referral centre' to be treated by an expert on hypertension.

      After being on 240mg verapamil twice a day, 100mg Losartan and a diuretic. I was told by the expert that he thought that I was not truly hypertensive but had peaks and White Coat syndrome so medications were causing me worse side effects than other people when taking them during the lows.

      I now only take 25mg losartan on an as required basis (perhaps two or three days a week)  My BP is lower now than it has ever been. If there is another cause for that no one has discovered it.

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      Thanks for your input. I go to a kidney specialist which are suposed to be good with blood pressure. What were your side effects. I had a 24 hour blood pressure monitor at home and my average blood pressure was 133.

      How do I find a Hypertension referral center. How do they figure it out?What title does the doctor have? Do you have to stay there or is it out patient?  T

      Thanks

       

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      Just Google 'hypertension referral centre' they are all around the country and as far as I know are all in Kidney Units. I had all sorts of tests from a kidney MRI to a head CT scan.

      Side effects to many to mention with some drugs but verapmil and Losartan were the best two for me.

      They will normall only send you to a referral centre if you BP is higher than your average around 169. Like you my average over 24 hours ranged from 137 to 147 and they say the averge is what counts. 

      His other advice to me was that you can never take your BP too much. He suggested four times a day with 5 readings over a 15 minute period to see how constant they are.

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