Quote from pat52:Mikey51-
Glad your continuing to have luck cutting the Benicar. I am so far so -getting good readings - had one low 94/57 one morning this week but the other readings are holding in the low 100's/upper 60's-low 70's. These were preety much the same readings I was getting with 40mg.- thought I would see higher numbers. I did notice 2nd day I cut dosage I got the highest reading 125/71 and had some heart paps-probably I was still a little nervous cutting my dosage. I was suffering from what the neurologist thought was inner ear problems-"ear rocks" just kept upping my valium-after 6 months of valium 10mg a day and doing exercises and going to a "balance clinic" and still feeling off balance, unsteady, brain fog (I had to quit my job of 23 years due to this!) I told my regular doctor if them rocks hadn't moved back by now they aint gonna! Showed her my BP readings at 40mg-now she thinks I am Hypotensive! I was very hesitant to go on them in the first place my pressure was in the 145/80- 152/90 rnage-but I think it was more white coat-everytime I went she wanted to push more pills-At one point she wanted to add another BP pill I said no-and that is when I bought a BP monitor. I am hoping I can cut the 20mg and finally off totally. One odd thing has happened- I walked everyday for at least 30 minutes sometimes 1 hour per day. Twice - I have experienced after a brisk walk - about 5 minutes later started to have coughing and wheezing spells that lasted about 10 minutes-couldnt talk just coughed, wheezed and gasped for air. Told doctor-she said it happens to her when walking in cool air and kind of blew me off-I asked what to do for it-she listen to my lungs said they were fine and if I wanted she could order an inhaler for me-this doesnt seem right to me-Ive never had asthma or any breathing problems before-have you noticed or if you do have a change in breathing with exercising please post. By the way my pulse is still running in the low 60's one day it was in the 70's but back to the low 60's.
Hope you have continued success and are able to at least get rid on one med.
I haven't had any problems with breathing Pat, and in fact my wife and I just
did a two mile walk at the part a few minutes ago. The tempeture is about 45 and it was very windy so I should have gotten something along the same line as you but I didn't. I also haven't had any problems while doiing cardio/walking indoors.
I don't know where you live but where I live the weather has been really warm except for the last few days so there is lots of things blooming.You
might have ran into something you are slightly allergic to.
I do know that some of the meds I see mentioned here have cough problems that go along with them so that might be the problem. It would be worth looking into.
I thought about this after I had answered you. The next time you walk you might want to suck on a cough drop or chew gum to keep everything moist..
You never know when you problem just might be something simple..Occams Razor