Originally Posted by Dutchman063
3 weeks ago my doctor decided to put me on BPmeds(lisinopril) because my white coat hypertension was high when i was in his office..i told him my BP within normal range 119-138/78-88when im home and relaxed but he insisted i take them...so i say ok..i go and buy a home BP machine so i can keep track of my readings at home.. i take my readings at home for 3 weeks then go back to the doctor today and he says my readings look good and we have them under control..the thing is i never took any of the lisinopril for the 3 weeks i was suppose to..and he thought i was taking them...what should i do?...i dont want to be on these meds if i dont have to
btw...i had blood test done (all normal) i had an EKG done (he said all looked good) and i had an echocardiogram(he said i looked good)
As hard as it is...and I know it can be hard...it is, in the end, BEST to be honest with your doc. Why? So that you can get a proper diagnosis or at least what APPEARS to be a proper diagnosis.
The temptation can be great sometimes to fool the ol' doc.
But if we fool em, then we may not get what we need.
Besides that, I think that docs are not all that dumb. They know, and probably are aware that many patients can try to get away with things. My mother...when she was in the hospital tried to fool the docs and it didn't work. She took all her meds and hid them in the potted plant next to her bed !
They thought something was fishy and found them !
She hated drugs AND doctors. BUT...and I mean BUT...when she had surgery on her shoulder once from a severe auto accident and was in extreme pain..she LOVED her painkiller as it relieved her pain and put her to sleep, which she said was wonderful !