Developed a Chronic Cough, Recently

@kobesbuddy (46636)
East Tawas, Michigan
December 4, 2017 3:23pm CST
Here I go whining about my health again:( Nobody will want to read this, but here goes! I was put on lisinopril for high blood pressure, about a month ago. The medication that I was taking, wasn't working to keep it down. After a short while, I started coughing at night, which is something I've never had a problem with before. I called my doctor this morning and she's calling in a new medication for me to take. Good grief, when will all of this bologna with my blood pressure, come to a complete halt? This is the third medicine they've tried, to keep it down! Thanks, for letting me vent out, today
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@NJChicaa (40304)
• United States
4 Dec
I hope that they find something that works AND works for the rest of you too very soon.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
High Blood Pressure is serious, yet it's taken so lightly by doctors.
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@NJChicaa (40304)
• United States
4 Dec
@kobesbuddy Are you seeing your regular doctor or a cardiologist? Mine is treated by my cardiologist. He knows exactly which medicines are best for high BP.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
@NJChicaa They have done an EKG on me, every year. I have mitral-valve prolapse, which in itself, isn't considered a heart condition. Instead, it's blood leaking back into the upper chamber of my heart. The high blood pressure is being treated by my regular doctor, after being in the ER twice in six months. My BP was 230/120
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@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
5 Dec
I hope that they find one that works well for you.
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@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy Hope this one works and keeps it down. I've been on the same one for many years.
@Ganma7 (2829)
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy fingers & toes crossed too
@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@Susan2015 Thanks, I'll be starting it tomorrow morning:)
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@nomus24g (22973)
• India
4 Dec
Oh no....thats very irritating, even I was suffering from it last month...
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
High blood pressure can harm us, unknowingly. It has to be keep down.
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@nomus24g (22973)
• India
4 Dec
@kobesbuddy ya high BP is a silent killer...
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
@nomus24g That's why I want this BP down, where it's suppose to be:(
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@Shavkat (62699)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I am not sure if it would be effective to you. Sometimes I drink ginger tea to ease up from coughing.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
Thank you, and yes I definitely will try this:)
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@Shavkat (62699)
• Philippines
5 Dec
@kobesbuddy It's my pleasure.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@Corbin5 (106510)
• United States
4 Dec
I understand why you are so frustrated. I wish they would find the medicine that works for you.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
Every time I try to sleep at night, that coughing starts up.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Dec
@kobesbuddy Would it help if you were to elevate your pillow?
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@nanette64 I'm not sure, maybe I'll try this, thanks!
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Dec
I hope this gets sorted out soon.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
Every medication they've tried, does something bad I can't live with.
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@sallypup (27120)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Dec
@kobesbuddy Exactly why I quit taking meds that were supposed to get my ankles to quit swelling. I tend toward lower blood pressure. The meds that helped with the swollen ankles and feet also lowered my blood pressure to dangerous levels. Now I deal with it myself by keeping away from salty foods. My ankles are not perfect but better.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@sallypup We had a lady at the assisted living home, her B.P. would drop so low, she'd fall on the floor!
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@amadeo (65973)
• United States
4 Dec
how about your medication.My blood pressure causes dry cough
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@amadeo (65973)
• United States
4 Dec
@kobesbuddy that is good.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@amadeo It's such a risky thing, changing medications.
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@Ganma7 (2829)
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy A worry
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
4 Dec
I hope the new medication will be better for you.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
Thanks, I have to go pick it up, in the morning.
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
I'm sorry you've developed a cough. I hope the new medicine will keep the BP down and get rid of the cough.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
Thanks, Valerie:) I'm waiting for the doctor to call it in, trying to remain patient!
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
@kobesbuddy Sometimes that's hard to do.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@just4him Doctors today are far too busy and don't display that much concern, for their patients.
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@jstory07 (67165)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Dec
I hope the third time is a charm and this one works for you.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
Today, my doctor switched my medication, so I'll be starting it tomorrow morning.
@Ganma7 (2829)
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy let us know how it goes please
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@Ganma7 Yes, I certainly will, thank you for caring, Paula:)
@Platespinner (16505)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Dec
I hope the new medication works without the unpleasant side effects! Coughs are no fun.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
Thanks, coughing at night is terrible, when it disrupts a person's sleep:(
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Dec
@kobesbuddy Which can cause sleep apnea and raise the BP.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@nanette64 Yes, once I'm on a different medication, this can be stopped.
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@nela13 (7055)
• Portugal
5 Dec
Be careful with your blood pressure, it Can cause serious health problems.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Dec
@nela13 Yes, the high BP can trigger off a heart attack or a stroke!
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@nela13 (7055)
• Portugal
15 Dec
@kobesbuddy take care of you dear
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Dec
@nela13 Thank you, Manuela for displaying concern:)
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@rina110383 (24134)
5 Dec
I hope the new medication will work better.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@rina110383 Thanks, I will be picking it up tomorrow.
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@Teep11 (7067)
• United States
5 Dec
I'm Tanikka Paulk and I'm reading the post and certainly understand about high blood pressure. Oh my goodness the experiences. Hope mylotters enjoy their time here. Blessings.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@Teep11 You are right, high blood pressure is nothing to be ignored!
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@UncleJoe (9957)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 Dec
I had a chronic cough with a BP medication called "Varapamil". Now I take Lisinopril and don't cough at all. Strange how medications affect different people in different ways.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
Yes, with lisinopril, I have a chronic cough.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
5 Dec
Hope they find the one that works for you, it is hard to find one sometimes without side effects.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Dec
@Ithink Yes, this is true, but some side effects are minor and easier to manage.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
16 Dec
@kobesbuddy That is true.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Dec
@Ithink I'm on a new medication and hoping this one will do its job.
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@Srbageldog (8602)
• United States
5 Dec
I hope your new medication works. I hate being a guinea pig for doctors.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Dec
@Srbageldog Yes, I'm getting tired of being used, to find out what's gonna happen next:(
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• United States
15 Dec
@kobesbuddy I hear ya.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Dec
@Srbageldog Yes, if we have a heart attack, that medication wasn't quite right for us!
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@Ganma7 (2829)
5 Dec
So sorry to hear this. We all need to vent! I hope this new med does the trick. Very frustrating. High blood pressure is no joke and coughing all night means interrupted sleep. Not good either. Hope you feel better asap. You have had enough xxoo
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
My doctor called in a new B.P. medication, so tomorrow morning I'll be starting it. Thanks, Paula:) xxoo
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@Ganma7 (2829)
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy I will pray for you tonight xxoo
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@Ganma7 Thank you, very much, Paula:) How could I ever make it without your friendship?
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@LadyDuck (157634)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
I think your cough is a side effect of the medication you take. I hope you will feel better changing the medication.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@LadyDuck That's what the pharmacist said, too. On this new medication, I will be doing a lot better.
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@LadyDuck (157634)
• Switzerland
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy All medications have side effects, but some really have some very annoying side effects.
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@LadyDuck Yes, that's what I've been told from others, also:)
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@snowy22315 (47264)
• United States
5 Dec
Have you tried meditation at all? Are you stressed? I am wondering what is causing it to be elevated/
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@kobesbuddy (46636)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
Right now I'm on lisinopril, but it's not working that good. I have mitral valve prolapse, but I'm unsure if it might tie in with this problem.
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@snowy22315 (47264)
• United States
5 Dec
@kobesbuddy not sure about that one..
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