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High & Low Blood Pressure board

Hello to everyone. I'm new to this board and am looking for some words of wisdom regarding Diovan.

I'm a Type 2 diabetic and my pcp just prescribed Diovan 160mg. once a day for my BP which is slowly creeping up, and to protect my kidneys. He originally prescribed Cozaar, but my insurance wouldn't approve it.

I have other health issues going on right now which I'm scheduled to see a neurologist on 2/10 regarding. My main worry right now is that I seem to have become more sensitive to the effects of meds over the last few months.

For example, I used to be able to take 2 or 3 Benadryl for allergies with no problems whatsoever. Now, 1 Benadryl wipes me out. I've read the usual pharmacy printout and drug book info. regarding Diovan, but am really needing some firsthand info. to get a good heads-up regading this med. I know everyone can react differently to meds, but forewarned is forearmed.

Thanks in advance for any input you can give.

Vickie :wave: