Be careful with the drugs you take
Just recently got back from the doctor. Losartan has been giving me serious suicidal ideations, cradling pills in my hand and was considering taking the whole bottle. Thankfull I was able to see my doctor today and she immediately took me off the Losartan.
I'm back on Lisinopril which gives me ED, it's not the greatest side effect however my doctors are talking to the insurance company to reinstate Benicar as my main medication. Im actually taking a lower dose of my original lisinopril dose and the pressure is holding steady, lets hope it stays that way.
Current bp 128/72.
Several mistakes that I don't want other users here to make, which I did.
1. Suicidal thoughts, homocidal thoughts when taking a medication are 100% reason to end it at once. I continued taking it for 4 days since I was unable to contact my MD, this was a mistake.
2. Not paying attention to warning signs, I was crying pretty regularly for a few days but never put 2&2 together. I rarely cry.
3. Should have gone to the emergency room, my doctor was adamant about this fact.
4. Not all side-effects will be listed, I saw "depression" as a possible but rare side effect, but suicidal thoughts never made it to the list.
Hope I can save someone out there or at least keep them from a week of hell, again I have nothing against Losartan it simply did not sit well with me, at all.