'My New Medication is Losartan'

@kobesbuddy (19625)
East Tawas, Michigan
December 6, 2017 11:05am CST
This morning I started a new blood pressure medication, called Losartan. After taking one tablet at breakfast-time, I'm beginning to feel its effects. The tightness in my chest is letting up, already! Maybe just out of curiosity, I'll run over to the Wal Mart Pharmacy this afternoon, to check my blood pressure. Hopefully, it will be down where it's suppose to be! Thankyou, for listening to my complaints, about getting on the right medication
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@LeaPea2417 (15296)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Dec
I am glad the first pill is helping you to feel better.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
That soreness in my chest has let up, which is a pretty good sign:)
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@LeaPea2417 (15296)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy That's good
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@LeaPea2417 It must be relieving pressure, a bit.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
6 Dec
I hope this medication does the trick. What a relief for you to know that this is the right one!
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
Already, the pressure in my chest is letting up. This means it could be the right medication:)
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy Such good news!!!
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@Corbin5 Anything positive is a good sign:)
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@andriaperry (33070)
• Anniston, Alabama
6 Dec
I am glad it lowered your BP. Actually Tony`s has been extremely high and I put him back in his. He is due an appointment next week so I will discuss this with his doctor. But like you when Tony takes his he can feel the difference , especially with the chest tightness. EDIT : Tony did not need any while he was on chemo and after he stopped smoking, so its been a year. I am sure its his diet, to much salt.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
Yes, that tightness in my chest is already gone! That's the sign it is helping to relieve that pressure, my heart has been underneath.
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@Kandae11 (26928)
6 Dec
I hope this one works out okay for you.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
Thanks, I'm sure that it will:)
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@vandana7 (57493)
• India
7 Dec
I am glad you found the right one for it. You know my father has the problem. But he refuses to take medication. I have had to consult the pharmacist instead of a doctor, and based on that advice, I administer the medication everyday. I feel so guilty. Because what doctor gives is definitely better than what a pharmacist will suggest. But even after doctors have asked him to take medication for blood pressure, he never took it. Of late, he looks weak and tired, and I keep wondering if that is because of the medicine. He is 83.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Dec
High blood pressure wears out the heart muscle, in time.
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@vandana7 (57493)
• India
7 Dec
@kobesbuddy I am feeling that...I feel he needs additional dosage. But I am not sure how to go about it. Pharmacist is not the right person. :( This man has been on this medication for the last 5 years ..I need to talk to a doctor.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Dec
@vandana7 Yes, he will die without proper medication, for sure!
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@DianneN (59370)
• United States
11 Dec
I'm glad it's working for you. You can pick up a good bp monitor for very little money. They work very well and are accurate.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Dec
My sister has one she never uses. I might borrow it for a couple months.
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@DianneN (59370)
• United States
11 Dec
@kobesbuddy You should!
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Dec
@DianneN Yes, she has a pretty nice one, but never uses it.
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@alberello75 (13501)
• Genova, Italy
6 Dec
Even my mother suffers from hypertension. She often has high blood pressure too. She uses medicines "life saving" that once, neither payd them (now unfortunately she instead pays them!). She takes such pills in the evening recently. First, instead, she tooks them in the morning. I understand that it is not so good, suffer from high blood pressure!
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
Bedtime is the best time to take BP medication, I've been told.
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@alberello75 (13501)
• Genova, Italy
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy Ok. Of course, if you have been told by a doctor, it is obviously more than right
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@alberello75 I take mine in the morning, the nighttime med disrupted my sleep.
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@Courtlynn (50722)
• United States
6 Dec
Hope it works
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
Thanks, they said I should know in about a week.
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@Courtlynn (50722)
• United States
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy ok. Goodluck
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@Courtlynn Thanks, Courtney!:)
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@marguicha (81692)
• Chile
6 Dec
I hope it works fine for you, dear friend!
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
Thanks! After not taking the lisinopril today, my cough is letting up.
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@marguicha (81692)
• Chile
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy Some meds have side effects we donĀ“t want. My skin was never the same after the chemotherapy
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@marguicha There are always side effects, but luckily, some can be quite minor.
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@amadeo (47896)
• United States
6 Dec
Kharla Jolly I take this medicine and have been on it for some time.This will drop you BP after a week or so. This is a good one.You will like this one.No side effect for me.Lower MY BP way down.Of course I take two BP mediation. Can you afford one of those BP machine to take your BP there.they are inexpensive.I have one.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
Thanks, Fredo! I've asked for a blood pressure machine, for Christmas! LOL
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@amadeo (47896)
• United States
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy Good idea..If you do not get one I will send you one.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
@amadeo Awww, that's so sweet, thank you for your kind thoughts:)
@Shiva49 (9613)
• Singapore
23h
To get the right medication is not easy as some suit one person but not another. It depends also on what other medication we take. Good that you are feeling much better - siva
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21h
Yes, you are right about this. A medication can work great for some, but not for others.
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@yanzalong (8780)
• Indonesia
12 Dec
I heard that to know the right BP was that you took it as soon as you wake up. Your movement may cause the BP to rise.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23h
Yes, this is absolutely correct. It changes throughout the day, depending upon what we're doing.
@toniganzon (41123)
• Philippines
9 Dec
Happy to hear that made you feel better. Take care of you.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
9 Dec
Thank you, Toni:) And you have a very beautiful day!
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• United States
7 Dec
Glad that the new meds seem to be working. Isn't it nice that Walmart has a pharmacy where you can check your BP
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Dec
Yes, I love to be able to do this, now and then!
@NJChicaa (29937)
• United States
6 Dec
It usually takes some time for that stuff to have an effect.
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@kobesbuddy (19625)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
It will probably take about a week, according to the doctor.
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@Ithink (6848)
• United States
10h
That is great! Im glad, it is working for you and I hope it continues!
@marlina (62128)
• Canada
10 Dec
Glad that you found some relief.
@Hannihar (12729)
7 Dec
I am glad Kharla that they found the right medication for you. I find that it can be hit and miss. It has happened to me that I had to try lots of different things.
@just4him (91947)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
I'm glad it's working for you.
@snowy22315 (34196)
• United States
7 Dec
I hope it is lower. It sounds like it. You really should have a blood pressure machine at home..Somebody with a serious issue like you seem to have should have the means to check it.