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I had this while taking a different drug (Altace) which is ramipril - of the same class as Lisinopril. The cough progressed to the point I had a throat close-off and was gasping for breath. It was scary - about a week off Altace (got switched to Norvasc) and it was gone - the cough and the closed-throat has never returned in 7 years now.
Thank you for the quick, informative replies. I appreciate the time you took to post them.

I just got off the phone with my doc's office and she told me to get off the lisinopril. She put me on Norvasc. I don't have prescription drug coverage, so I pay out of pocket. Am I going to faint when I see the price of it?

The nurse said "are you sure you don't have a cold because you sound so raspy and I said nope, that's the result of coughing up my insides day and night!"

I hate taking meds. I'm relatively young and I have a few lbs. to lose, but I exercise daily, eat right, no smoking, occassional drink or two (wine) no illegal drugs and I have this problem. Things could we worse in life, I know, I'm just whining right now.:rolleyes:

Thanks for all of your help and comments!
I also develped the annoying,dry cough that really just crept up out of nowhere until one day I realized "I sure am coughing alot". But I didn't put 2 and 2 together until one day I woke up with swelling to both lips AND the cough. Within several days of stopping the lisinopril, it all went away.
Finally after trying Norvasc (ugh) and having swelling to ankles, I was started on Benicar 20mg along with the dyazide and I've never been better. B/P running 100-118's systolic.
[QUOTE]Finally after trying Norvasc (ugh) and having swelling to ankles, I was started on Benicar 20mg along with the dyazide and I've never been better. B/P running 100-118's systolic.

Wayover,

I am really getting pretty well convinced that the combo of an ARB and a diuretic is really the way most of us are happiest controlling our BP's...my choice is Cozaar and Lasix!