Originally Posted by Lillians Axe
Some of these docs. need to look at the side-effects much much more closely. Ordering expensive tests right away seems a little premature.
I Agree about the Docs! They shrug it off as if you shouldn't get these side effects! BUT WE DO!!!! We wouldn't be going back if we didn't!! Helllloooo!!! When I had hives with my Atenolol, my doc told me it was due to stress and to take benadryl. I went to ER with high BP, hives and heart palps and the ER doc said it has to be an allergic reaction.
When I got put on Avapro and Avalide - I told her what my side effects were and she shrugged it off and put me at a higher dose even tho I complained about these! What the heck!!!
Anyway, it has to be a side effect! See if you get off the med and have an improvement in your symptons. Also see if you can get a second opinion!!!
I am on Lisinopril now. I had to ADVISE my doctor to let me try this since my mother takes it - it must work on me.