Hi, I was diagnosed with htn in nov, 2011. my bp was 190/100. I was started on a low dose of lisinopril 10 mg because i am so sensitive to so many mediciations. about a month ago i started coughing (the infamous linisopril cough) but it was only occasional but over the last month it has gotten worse now i am coughing every day several times a day. Also my eyes feel funny and my ears are ringing which i know are all side effects of this med. my bp has come down and stays pretty much much in the normal range going up on occasion. i started splitting the pill taking 1/2 in the am and 1/2 in the evening hoping it would help with the side effects but it didn't do much. i am also drinking hibiscus tea to help lower my bp along with the lisinopril. I have been feeling so crummy most of the time for the last week or so i am thinking about changing meds but i am afraid there are side effects with all of them. does anyone have any thoughts? sorry for the long post. it is my first time in the group. thanks pView Thread
my blood pressure was borderline for about 9 mo before it spiked. it spiked after i took a fall and hit my head and broke my ankle. when i saw my primary care md it was 160/90 in his office. i haven't been able to exercise due to my ankle, but now i am able to do pretty much anything. so i am planning on dieting and starting a walking program. it still goes up when i am stressed out, but for the most part it is within normal range. i thought maybe other people in the group had similar experience to share. i see my doctor on thursday will see what he says. thanks for your reply pView Thread
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