Getting off lotrel
I've been on lotrel for about 11 years I'm 48 yo now. Two years ago my new doctor went up from 5/10 to 10/40 and I've been living with ringing in the ears and a tightening in the throat almost since the day I went up in dose. I have been trying to get off of it for the last couple of weeks with new meds like losartan, bystolic, benicar but these meds don't control my bp. After the above attempts my new new doctor is sending me to a cardiologist. I found that after these last few weeks of the other meds I began getting bad hart palpitations and headaches so I dropped the other meds and took one of the lotrel 10/40 and they went away for the most part. Then this week I cut the lotrel in half (capsule) making it a 5/20 and the headaches and palpations have been cut in half (from before I took the one full strenth lotrel last monday). Could my heart be addicted to the lotrel?
Thanks for any replies.
Last edited by kongmen; 06-08-2012 at 06:25 PM.