Good morning all, I've read recently that some of you have started taking Lisinopril for blood pressure or in one case for kidney protection. I myself was switched to this drug this week and started it last night. The doctor (that I am no longer going to see) gave me 20 mg to start. I took it last night and this morning my blood pressure is 95/55 which seems too low but it might take a few days to adjust. My issue today is that my blood sugar which is normally 80-100 when I get up in the morning was 146 this morning. I'm going to watch it this weekend and see if it stays high like this and if it does, I'll be stopping this drug. I just read up on this it and while it doesn't say in the side effects that it can cause high blood sugar, I did find a message board where many people were complaining about this. Just wanted to share this. I haven't had a 146 fasting blood sugar in a year and the only thing I did different yesterday was take this drug for the first time. Good grief if it ain't one thing it's something else. I know if I call the 'fired' doctor on Monday (he doesn't know he's fired) he'll probably tell me to up the Metformin again. NOT!!! We'll see what happens. I just wanted to put this out there for those that are having problems controlling their sugars despite their best efforts with food and exercise AND taking this drug for blood pressure. I'm not a happy woman this morning.
Next Discussion: Glucagon »