I was just put on Lisinopril

pjsnanny
By pjsnanny Latest Reply 2009-08-03 14:23:10 -0500
Started 2009-04-29 17:45:52 -0500

I was put on it to protect my kidneys , I hate taking new medication.Especially ones I don't know anything about . Can anyone put my worry to ease? Anyone ?


25 replies

steely
steely 2009-08-03 14:23:10 -0500 Report

I've been on 40 mg a day for 6 months. It keeps my BP under control and I haven't had any issues with side effects. I will say my mother was put on it as well and had the most debilitating leg pain she had ever felt. It effects people differently. She did go off and the leg pain went away.

centrider
centrider 2009-07-27 16:10:13 -0500 Report

I've been on it for years. In fact I got on it just after reading about this class of medication, ACE inhibitors I think, I knew it would be helpful for me.

It's kept my BP in control (along with HCTZ, a diuretic) with no side effects.

But, all said it would be a good idea to research it. I would not reject it out of hand.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-04 20:21:23 -0500 Report

I HAVE BEEN ON LISINOPRIL SINCE 99 AN I NOW TAKE IT TWICE A DAY 40MG. IT HELPS KEEP THE ARTIERIES CLEAN AN SOFT, SO THAT THEY KEEP THE BLOOD FLOWING AN PUTTING THE GOODIES WHARE IT NEEDS TO BE. I HAVE HYPERTENSIVE BP, WHICH ONCE, AT THE KIDNEY DOC, SHE COULD NOT BELEIVE THAT IT WAS 220/120/85, NOW THAT YOU MIGHT CALL HIGH. BUT NOW SINCE I TAKE 3 HEART MEDS AN THE BP IS 140/85/69 WHICH FOR ME IS SUPER GOOD.
MOST OF THE PRIL MEDS ARE TO KEEP THINGS OPEN AN FLOWING WITH LITTLE OR NO SIDE EFFECTS AN WORK REAL WELL WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE DIABETE PROBLEM LIKE US ALL…I KNOW THAT ALL THREE OF MY DOCS LIKE IT, AN I KNOW THAT THEY WORK.. SO DONT BE AFRAID OF THE PRIL MEDS.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-04 22:39:52 -0500 Report

It is so hard for me to take BS and BP seriously as most around me state, "Well, it could be worse! You don't have anything to complain about!" Although I thought that I was just asking pertinent questions to better advise myself, and understand. But after becoming an interested friend to others, I now better understand it without all of the critism—-I am also BORDERLINE BP——Not over 180/90, but it is still persistant, taking 3 meds to keep it around 140/80 and lower. My nerves are gradually settling down, and I feel like I KNOW about where I stand, compared to others with various stages of both, after reading so many entries here—-! I now feel like I can approach both problems more wisely and stand up for myself to those who "don't have a clue"! Pat Roth

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-05 13:53:34 -0500 Report

Last night I thought that I would check my BP as I hadn't for quite awhile, thought I had it in check—it was 151/77 hmm—-guess not, THEN remembered that I had been LATE in taking all of my meds!! PAT!!!! Cheezzzz Ok, Ok, I will try to watch those numbers of BS and BP better—I think the BS in DOWN—hit 109 yesterday and REMEMBERED to take my Metformin 750. I guess it is mostly getting into a habit of checks—-haha PR

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-05 17:21:50 -0500 Report

YA I GOT A CHART FROM THE VA AN THEN MADE MY OWN AN THIS AM MY BS WAS 114 AN AT 3 IT WAS 129 AN MY BP THIS AM WAS 150/88/71 SO IF YOU KEEP WATCHING WHAT YOUR ARE DOING THINGS STAY DOWN AN WE ALLLLL DOONNNTTT GET UP TIGHT..BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF JUST LIKE US…PAT

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-05 17:27:28 -0500 Report

I FORGOT TO SAY THAT I HAVE 2 WEEKLY PILL DISPENSORS THAT I USE. 1 FOR MORNING AN THE OTHER FOR 6PM TIME OR THERE ABOUTS.LOLOLOL LIKE I WILL REFILL THEM AFTER MY 6PM DOSE OF MEDS. AN BE READY FOR THE NEXT WEEK.. THE AM DOSE IS TAKEN AS I GET UP IN THE MORNING THAT WAY I KNOW THEY ARE TAKEN ON TIME…EVERY TIME.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-23 12:09:43 -0500 Report

Oh. I have those pill dispensers too and a chart, BUT I FORGET, I think because I really don't WANT to bother, as I am NOT in a danger zone, maybe close, but not quite thereee—————Is my head stuck in the sand again??!! Best Wishes, Pat R

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-25 11:58:50 -0500 Report

WE ALL DO WHAT WE THINK IS GOOD FOR OUR SELFS… THE ONLY PERSON YOU HAVE TO ANSWER TO IS YOURSELF, AN YOUR DOC. SO YOU DO WHAT YOU FEEL IS OK, UNTILL THINGS CHANGE ,AN YOU HAVE TO CHANGE TO KEEP GOING… AN THAT IS MY RULE TO LIFE AN CHANGE, AS OBAMA SAYS…

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-25 21:34:32 -0500 Report

Speaking of Obama, sorry if I offend anyone, BUT maybe we all need to get as much care as we need while we can, before they get this govt health care plan passsed, or we may all be too old or heavy for anyone to care! `I Pray that God will intervene and shake some common sense into the "powers that be" heads!! PR

Vicrgreen
Vicrgreen 2009-07-27 00:46:36 -0500 Report

My Mother had problems stabilizing her BP, they had her on Lisinopril for a while but finally put her on Catapress, which is a patch you change weekly. There are several sizes and they spent some time finding the right one but she wore them for several years with no problems. Finally got to a point where even the weakest was to strong and is now back on pills, don't know what kind as at 93 she is now in an assisted living facility. Those patches were great and I couldn't recommend looking into them to highly for anyone with BP problems.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-27 14:36:38 -0500 Report

I was on Verapmil 240, Tri=am-Hctz—still was up so was put on Lisinopril 10mg at night to help take another edge off of it, I still go tup to 155/ 90 at times, but have not been back as I am on so many pills now, can't afford anymore, so am trying to avoid salt, and walk more. Best wishes!! PR

Mike Shaw
Mike Shaw 2009-07-04 16:13:51 -0500 Report

I have been on it for about 4 years. Blood pressure stays really good while on it. I am using it for kidney protection. I have had no adverse reactions to it. It is a very inexpensive prescription, so that is a good thing. You can get it from Wally World for about 18 bucks (i think less) for three months worth. It costs me 12 bucks for three months with my insurance.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-04 18:31:22 -0500 Report

You know, I find this site so interesting as my own Dr is very limited in his explanations==NONE! Anyway, I didn't realize that Lisinopril would also help the kidneys! That is one problem that I do NOT have! I have been on it for several years too. So guess I had better behave myself, right? PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-04 14:19:09 -0500 Report

Hmm, Lisinopril? I was put on it as my #3 med to lower my BP, several years ago, before my BS decided to raise too. I have felt so bum for so long that i am not sure what is related to what! But I am NOT AWARE of any side effects, anything to help my worn out body. MY BP still runs 130 to 150 over 70 to 90, still a mite high but the Dr does not want to give me any more meds, which is fine with me, my SS check mostly goes for drugs now! I take 19 a day, not counting vitamins and calcium——which is OK—-I feel failry stable now, and am trying to watch my intake and exercise more closely, since I am gaining the energy to care—-I sure don't want to rock the boat, so am trusting my new friendships here, to help put a positive push to my body!

I have 2 feet of colon removed, 2 new knees, and 2 new eyes, Shoe insertss, so I should be set for awhile, don't you think? ha—PR

Antique-Dave
Antique-Dave 2009-04-30 09:16:00 -0500 Report

I'm on it for both BP and kidney protection, no problems yet that I can see.

Never had to take anything more then an aspirin until March, I also hate having to take anything I don't have to.

Sarguillo
Sarguillo 2009-04-29 20:31:15 -0500 Report

I have been on the different pril famly of prills. They told me that even though I didnt have high blood pressure, it did bring me even lower. Yeah, aobut 117/70 for me. They did tell me that this family of pills have healthy side effects that tend to help diabetics. It makes me cough from time to time. That is also one of its side effects. Good luck.

2009-04-29 20:14:05 -0500 Report

I was on Lisinopril for a very short time. I developed a cough and lost my voice so they took me off of it. I take Benicar now. A different type of drug called but protects the kidneys as well.

*Judy

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-29 20:31:02 -0500 Report

Now that you mention it, I too have developed a cough over the past few years, but I can't really relate it to Lisinopril. I do believe that is shown as a possible side effect, however. I suffer with sinus/allergy problems anyway, so it's hard to know what is the underlying cause of my coughing.

Momto3
Momto3 2009-04-29 19:38:30 -0500 Report

I have been on this medication for some time now - over a year - and I have never had a problem!

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-29 19:31:48 -0500 Report

I've been on it for a number of years with good results and no problems. If your doctor monitors you closely you should have no problems either.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2009-04-29 18:33:03 -0500 Report

Hey PJsnanny,
I know exactly how you feel. I made a huge sigh of "no way" when I was prescribed the same thing. My NP was not great at explaining it and that just made me more upset. I don't have high blood pressure and I didn't understand why. So I did some research on Drugs.com, posted here and also talked to my pharmacist. She was a huge help. I resigned to take it, as my sugar is still not well controlled, so I take it as a precaution. Once I can get my numbers where I want, I will talk to my doctor about removing or reducing it. But I don't want to end up with kidney disease, so I take it.
You do have to watch what you eat when you are on it. I found that I cannot eat grapefruit anymore. I was bummed, but oh well.
While I did not have high blood pressure, it has helped to bring me down some, along with my exercise. I am now running around 117/76. I like that number just fine.

ellenmartinez
ellenmartinez 2009-04-29 18:20:01 -0500 Report

Go web md and type in the name of the medication you need to know about and it will bring it up and then just read about it. I have had to do this with a bunch of the medications I have been on. I hope this helps I know how hard it is when starting to take something new.