Subject: General Inquiry
when would you like to come in for a blood pressure check .
My story about lisinopril.
While taking this drug I could not walk 50 feet without pain in my shoulder and elbow. Major pain. Could not walk up stairs. Blood pressure would would spike to 175 when the pain started. It happen 5 or six times a day. So dizzy when getting out of a chair car that almost fainted. Acid reflux so bad I could not eat. If I bent over the pain from the acid would cause so much pain my blood pressure would spike to 175 for about five minutes. After the pain went away I the blood pressure would return to 136/89 or less.
Below is the letter I sent my VA doctor. This was after I quite taking the drug for 2 days. I took this pill for 4 months without any symptoms. I was on this pill for 14 months. Just quit it in oct 2017.
Here is the letter. Still dont know if any other damage to organs.
I Just took my blood pressure it was 136/89.
I have had no pain for almost 2 days now by not taking lisinopril. Plus all the other side effect this drug from hell has caused me for almost a year now.
I no longer dread walking up steps or hills. I no longer dread walking more than 50 yards. I feel like playing golf again and believe I can do it. I will find out this week. I am no longer dizzy when getting out of chairs or in pain when I sit down in a chair.
I may still have high blood pressure but I will not be taking this so called blood pressure drug (lisinopril} that causes my blood pressure to jump to 170 when the pain starts in my body.
This drug could have kill me and refuse to use it anymore.
I had none of these side effects on my old blood pressure medicine.
I might have had gout on the old medicine that produced kidney stones but from what I read this drug also can cause gout (uric acid level to be high).
I have stopped this drug and will not take it ever again. I guess my body just can't handle snake poison from south america.
This has been the year from hell and I had to figure it out on my own. A year ago I had none of these issues other than gout, high blood pressure and a little pain in my elbow that never stopped me from playing golf or doing anything.
Again I have stopped this drug and may never take another one if this is what I have to go through every time someone wants to change blood pressure medicines.
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