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(Message started by: alienspacebabe on May 2nd, 2008, 12:57pm)

Title: Lisinopril
Post by alienspacebabe on May 2nd, 2008, 12:57pm
I've noticed that I'm having fewer, lighter rogue hits since I started taking Lisinopril.

Here's an article on its use in preventing migraines:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3225/is_5_64/ai_78132018

and another one from NIH:
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=26600

Title: Re: Lisinopril
Post by Bob_Johnson on May 2nd, 2008, 2:17pm
An interesting experience. However, a search on PubMed to link with CH produced zip.

But who knows what next month will bring. <bg>

Title: Re: Lisinopril
Post by Brew on May 2nd, 2008, 5:43pm
I started taking lisinopril about 3 years ago, and it seems as though, while my cycles are about the same length, and the mega-hits are still total skull-f*ckers, the number of really bad ones has been reduced. Too many outside factors to conclude that it's the lisinopril (i.e., other meds, age, etc.), but it's certainly something to think about.

Title: Re: Lisinopril
Post by Karla on May 3rd, 2008, 6:43pm
I take lisinopril for high blood pressure.  I am glad that you are finding something that is helping you!!  Keep us posted on the results you are having.

Title: Re: Lisinopril
Post by JohnM on May 7th, 2008, 3:40pm
I was prescribed lisinopril for high blood presssure. Soon after I started coughing like a chain smoker with lung cancer for several weeks before I discovered that lisinopril was the cause. Now on Amloc with no side effects.

Title: Re: Lisinopril
Post by Bob P on May 7th, 2008, 6:52pm
The good old ACE hack!  I'm only taking 5mg/day right naw and still have the cough.

Title: Re: Lisinopril
Post by JohnM on May 8th, 2008, 3:19am
Hi Bob

I actually tried about 3 or 4 other meds aftre Lisiniprol that still made me cough - some less, some more, before my Doc hit on the Amloc. It works great - BP now 125/80, was 150/90

Don't settle for the cough - get your doc to try something else.

John

Title: Re: Lisinopril
Post by Bob P on May 8th, 2008, 12:14pm
I see my cardiologist next month and will talk with him about it.  My BP is ok without it but I have a left bundle branch block, which the doc says can cause problems for some people in later years.  The lisinopril along with a beta block (coreg) is supposed to help avoid the later problems.



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