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ve tried almost every class of BP medicine there’s is. Started with amlodipine...horrible side effects that sent me to ER 3x. Changed to atenolol, even worse side effects. Then I took hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg but it wasn’t enough to bring BP down. Finally found lisinopril and after 8 happy months, I’ve got the dreaded cough. Cough so bad that I couldn’t talk at work (I’m on the phone a lot for work).
Doctor decided to try hydrochlorothiazide again but at 25 mgs because she felt losartan would be too strong and side effects from that may hit me hard.
Per the doctor, ok to stop lisinopril cold and I am now on day 3 of hydrochlorothiazide with high BP (139/95) and rapid resting heart rate (105). Headaches, dizziness and feeling foggy. Would this just be temporary since coming off one and starting another? I want to give it a few more weeks but I to feel better again. I’m almost ready to just deal with the coughing and get back on lisinopril so that my BP is stable.
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