Message for Karen regarding Lisinopril

Discussion in 'Support' started by carlover, Jul 16, 2013.

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    1. carlover
      English

      carlover Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1986
      Hi Karen, did not want to hijack the thread where you mentioned Lisinopril, a blood pressure ace inhibitor.

      Yes, Lisinopril. You know I always thought breaking my nose badly caused my T but around the same time (I think, as it's 25 years ago) I started 10mg Lisinopril every other day (should take it every day but I hate drugs)

      If you look at the side effect sheet there's no mention of T. BUT if you google Lisinopril then you find lots of anecdotal evidence. Mind you I do have slight to moderate High Frequency hearing loss so it's all a mish mash.

      What's your story re Lisinopril Karen? Ever come off? I went on it as beta blockers then calcium antagonists I couldn't bet on with so ace inhibitors is/was(?) the only other choice for High B/P.

      All the best Karen, Pete

      http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/lisinopril/tinnitus

      344 out of 80000+ people got Tinnitus from this study
       
    2. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, @carlover,

      Thanks for the message! It's somehow reassuring to know that I'm not crazy, and that it is possible for a blood pressure drug to cause tinnitus. Back when the severe tinnitus first started, I asked my doctors about it, but they did not think (at the time) that Lisinopril could have caused my tinnitus, and my other symptoms.

      However, I was switched to a beta blocker (first propranolol, then Toprol XL). Both of those drugs were hard on my system, and I finally got myself off them, with the help of an internist. He prescribed a diuretic for me (hydrochlorothiazide). and I gradually weaned myself off the beta blocker, and then off the diuretic.

      After many months of struggle with severe tinnitus, plus crazy, up-and-down blood pressure, plus adrenal fatigue, I have finally gotten my blood pressure under control --- naturally, without any drugs! I'm taking some supplements, including magnesium, fish oil, vitamins, COQ10, and moringa oliefera. I also try to exercise every day and watch my diet. For whatever reason, my blood pressure is very good. When I took it this afternoon, it was 115/70! Now, I'm not advocating that everyone should get off blood pressure drugs if they need them. In my case, I was able to do so, but it took many months to get to this point.

      I still have tinnitus, but it has calmed down quite a bit, compared to what it was at first.

      How is your tinnitus? Has yours improved any since it first began? I'd like to hear more of your story, too.
       
    3. carlover
      English

      carlover Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1986
      Hi Karen your B/P is brilliant. Sadly I have tried weaning off them with lots of supplements but it creeps up.

      I had learnt to easily live with T until a catarrh infection leading to a prolonged ear infection 3 years ago took it up to crazy volumes with incredible pressure in my ear where I couldn't lie down. It lead to 3 days and nights walking the streets trying to get away from the noise (which you can't) I was so frightened wondering how I'd deal with it.
      3 years later it's a battle helped so much by hearing aids.
       

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