Sep 08, 2013 - 4:46 pm
As with most, my tumor was discovered by accident. I was having a terrible cough thought due to lisinopril I had started about a month before. Then a chest x-ray which showed a small pleural effusion, CT scan of the chest recommended by radiologist, and the discovery of my large tumor. The day I was seen by my primary care provider (ARNP) 8/20 in New Hampshire, she stopped my blood pressure med and I was to record blood pressures 4 times a week. They have slowly gone up, taken at rest. A lot higher after exertion (even though I was only supposed to check it at rest).
My question is for those of you who have high blood pressure, what medication(s) are you taking? I know that some offer some protection for the kidneys. Also diabetes runs on my father's side of the family so I am at high risk for that, too.
I will be meeting again with my ARNP on Tuesday and we will be discussing a new med, but I was just wondering what might have worked for you, other than an ACE inhibitor, though looking back maybe it didn't have anything to do with the cough at all. I had been on ramipril for about 7 years with just a minor cough (occasional break through higher blood pressure) before being switched to lisinopril back in May (I think doctor in Florida did that because it is a cheaper drug).