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The Dr. gave me samples of Benicar today and told me to cut them in half since I'm so sensitive to side effects. I hope that one will have less unbearable side effects for me than Lisinopril. I'll be seeing the Dr. again in 2 months. I hope you guys are doing well today. ;) Sue
Hi brutus: I only took Benicar for 2 days and got the same side effects from it that Lisinopril gave me: constant feeling of skin being on fire from head to toe, tingling from head to toe, bad depression. I stopped taking it. Right now, I'm not taking any RX meds for blood pressure. I'm working on my stress level and exercising more, trying to eat better. I take my bp at home and my readings have been pretty good lately. My Dr. doesn't know yet that I stopped taking it. He knows my problem is white coat hypertension, yet still felt the need to prescribe bp meds. for me. So many bp meds. have joint pain as a side effect, but I'm 58 and have all kinds of aches and pains too. Hope your pain isn't from the Benicar.:)