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Although a listed side-ffect, low mood is rarely mentioned in discussion. Yet, having suffered from it when taking Ramipril, I feel it has far greater significance than is currently acknowledged. Over a 7 year period I continually complained to GP's/Practice Nurses about not feeling in control and having an ever-present deep sense of foreboding. My partner was frequently on the receiving end of my short temper too. Requests to change my medication were patronisingly passed off and I felt that my low-mood was being trivialised. As I had worked in Community Mental health for 15 years, I felt that I had the intrinsic knowledge that allowed me to make a measured decision about my changed mood, as I had always been resilient and even tempered, regardless of my work. I eventually changed GP Practices and spoke to a sympathetic GP who put me on Losartan. Within a week my life began again. I became buoyant again and my partner is relieved! I have now spoken with others who have endured the same experiences and it has been suggested that Ramipril is often prescribed first, as it is out of license and cheap and not because it is the most effective.
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