It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



High & Low Blood Pressure Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2004, 11:07 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4
emmaj27uk HB User
fuzzy head

hello everyone. I have been reading your board for some time now with much interest and wondered if you could give me some advice. My husband (33)has had untreated hypertension for 2 years and recently started taking 100mg cozaar (was taking 50mg) twice daily, although there aren't supposed to be side effects he has a headache across the back of his head and what he describes a fuzzy head (unable to concentrate feeling spaced out) is this normal?. How long do you think it will last? otherwise his numbers are great 130/80.
emma
xx

Last edited by emmaj27uk; 04-02-2004 at 11:09 PM.

 
Old 04-03-2004, 03:55 AM   #2
Inactive
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 2,903
zip2play HB User
Re: fuzzy head

emma,

Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness are the Primary Common symptoms with this drug, often passing away after taking them for some time.

OK, that's the line and verse but let me add that there's a lot of literature that says that 200 mg isn't much better for BP control than 100 or even 50 mg./day. Trouble is that the incidence of side effects usually IS linear with dosage.
I think might be better off with 50 mg + a thiazide diuretic especially if he didn't get the annoying head at the lower dosage. 200 is really a LOT of Cozaar!

Last edited by zip2play; 04-03-2004 at 03:56 AM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-03-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4
emmaj27uk HB User
Re: fuzzy head

hello thank you for replying so quickly. I meant to say he is taking 50mg cozaar twice per day. He has already tried 25mg atenolol great for a week then the side effects hit him, struggled on for a couple of weeks then switched to diuretic same thing happened it affected his vision so badly he had to wear glasses. So he gave up and didnt take anything for 2 yrs, his bp is now 200/110 without meds nephrologist insists he treats it, been taking the cozaar just over a week before the headache and funny head started . im just worried he will stop taking it thats why i was hoping its normal to feel strange at first and that its only temporary with cozaar.
emma

 
Old 04-04-2004, 07:01 AM   #4
Inactive
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 2,903
zip2play HB User
Re: fuzzy head

emma,

You reminded me of something that happened to me during my month of atenolol 50mg. All of a sudden I needed reading glasses for the newspaper. I know I;m at a "tender" age and it's just a matter of time BUT IN A MONTH!!!
I disconntinued the atenolol and within a week, discontinued the GLASSES!

Anyway,

Have hubby try 50 mg. Cozaar once a day and check for lightheadedness.

 
Old 04-06-2004, 03:49 PM   #5
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4
emmaj27uk HB User
Re: fuzzy head

Hubby went to dr`s today bp still to high so he has added 50mg atenolol and told him its not a good idea to reduce the cozaar and to let his body adjust to the meds. He still has the headache and weird feeling. The dr said the reason hubby felt so ill on atenolol 25mg was because it was such a small dose and so the bp was fluctuating and therefore making him feel drugged up ?????????. do you think he should give it a go and perservere for a while. Hasn`t taken the atenolol yet.
thanks to anyone that can give any info.
emma

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Fuzzy Brained Pegala TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 5 08-15-2009 05:55 PM
Front Head Pressure, Fuzzy Head, ear problem? brian4hb TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 2 08-06-2009 05:27 PM
my do i feel pressure across my head and it feels all fuzzy? when i lie down my head GemmaM8508 Brain & Nervous System Disorders 5 06-18-2009 07:58 AM
fuzzy feeling? gina1973 Headaches & Migraines 1 08-04-2008 12:45 PM
Head Pressure...REally Fuzzy Gltichy head...please help!!!!!!! StarWars1985 Anxiety 2 10-01-2007 05:37 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Atenolol
Benicar
Clonidine Cozaar
Diovan
  Lisinopril
Lotrel
Norvasc
Potassium
Toprol




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Machaon (55), atengnr (48), JJ (35), soflsun (29), Flutterbye77 (17), flowergirl2day (16), flitz (16), zuzu8 (15), cartner (12), rudiraven (12)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:12 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!