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ive been on quinapril for 4 years im at my wits end trying to figure out whats causing my weirs bizarre symptoms. im also going through hormonal changes so its been rough trying to figure out whats causing what. my dr doesn't listen says everything is anxiety and i know my body its mire then anxiety. i have been off balance and dizzy inside my head for 4 years audiologist couldn't find the cause this has stopped me from living life. i increased my dosage 5 days ago and the off balance dizziness is worse then usual, and blurred vision both of these is a side effect of the medicine. is it possible that the meds is whats causing this and im just not able to take this? anyone familiar with this med please give input

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    The very first thing I want to say is I am sorry for your problem. I don't remember if I was on Quinapril but I have been on 6 different high blood pressure meds, 2 were repeated=8. 8 attempts to correct my blood pressure in a 6 year period. Each one gave me a problem from making me feel like a zombie, coughing, anxiety, bit dizzy, nausea and/or all of the above. They never lowered my blood pressure. During that time I went without meds on and off.

    Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of any of them.

    The one that caused the anxiety . . . I stopped taking it because the feeling frightened me. It took a long time for that symptom to leave my system. I went in for a check up, told the nurse I had stopped because of the anxiety. Before I left for my appointment I Reread the information that came with the pills. Anxiety was #3-4 on the list of side effects. When I told the nurse about stopping my anxiety issues she denied that it. was possible. She said there must be something wrong with me. This was a relatively short conversation as I insisted that she go on-line and look for the side effects. Reluctantly she did.

    and there it was. No conversation with the doctor. Later that day I went to the pharmacy. I spoke a bit to one of the pharmacist about my visit with the nurse. I left and a minute later a woman came running after me. "Wait, can I ask you something?". She overheard a part of my conversation with the pharmacist. The woman told me she had taken the same pills, had anxiety and told the doctor. He told her it was all in her head and dismissed her. I asked her to describe how she felt after taking the pills. What she said could have been me in her body. She described her feelings exactly as I felt them. To be clear she did not over hear me talking about my side effects just the medication. No surprise we had the same doctor. I have found a new one.

    I was scheduled for a hip replacement but my blood pressure was too high. My new doctor sent me to a heart specialist who put me on a Beta locker. That was even worse than the other meds.

    I am telling you this because I hope you listen to yourself. After 4 years of feeling bad and working with a doctor who doesn't hear you maybe it's time to find another. I finally found some thing that doesn't make me feel bad and helps my blood pressure. My blood pressure is still on the high side but it's acceptable. I wish you luck.

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      thank you for replying i do think the med is causing the off balance dizziness and blurred vision as they are on the list of side effects that just seems to be not going away. im actually looking for a new dr because i dont like being made out to be a hyperchondriac cause im scared and want my balance back its def made me mentally exhausted and cry all the time.

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      Good luck with your new Dr. You've been on the same meds for some time so your side effects could take time to leave your system. Giving up your doctor could be great but don't give up on yourself.

      Please take care.

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