Discussions that mention cozaar

High & Low Blood Pressure board


Hi,

Welcome to this great board, actually I can't help you with your nitric oxide question. But I will try to tell you my experience, first of all I think that you are over-medicated. Could you tell us what is your average BP before taking all these meds and with it?

I have tried ACEs, like lisinopril, and ARBs, like Cozaar and Atacand. I have had many bad side effects, I can say that life is impossible while being on any ONE drug of those classes. Although that both my parents used those drug classes for many years without any side effects. Also, I think that maybe 1 or 2 drug is enough to control your BP if you are healthy and exercise regulary.
After some research and great help from people here, I have came to my best drug class and my best drug combination :D. Now I take 5 mg of Norvasc plus 2.5 of Zebeta, a beta-blocker. My blood pressure is great and I'm fine, when Zebeta lowers my heart rate very much I would replace it with another 5mg of Norvasc. But so far so good.
My advice is to find a good new doctor that will listen to your side effects and start with you maybe with only Norvasc, as a beginning and see what would happen and what would you feel.
Good luck and please let us know what is going on with you.
Michael
I completely agree with Bethsheba, I was one of those people that think that all doctors are the same (because they are all graduated from medicine schools). I was very wrong :(, you need to find a doctor who can listen to you. For example, when I tell my doctor that Cozaar caused a lot of side effects he believed me. Others didn't and said to me that I have to be STRONG and I have to wait more time.
Good luck and I hope you will be fine soon
Michael