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5/5/13 8:53 P

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I was on linisopril too, until I also developed the dreaded cough. Now I'm on Twynsta (which sounds like a new kind of sweetener, doesn't it?). It works great, though! The only drawback is that it isn't prescribed much for some reason (I think the cost) and I usually have to wait a day or so for my pharmacy to order it.

Congrats on finding a med that works, that's great!

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5/1/13 12:37 P

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Hello Scott, I am pleased you are having a positive experience with linisopril. God bless you.
That is one medication for BP that I am unlucky enough to get a side effect of higher BP and a hacking, annoying cough. Sooo glad to hear of your success!

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5/1/13 11:31 A

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So unfair what smoking environments caused in non smokers.

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5/1/13 10:01 A

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Thank you for sharing

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Hi all!

My name's Scott. I'm 60yrs old. This is my first post on High Blood Pressure, so I thought I'd share my story in hopes that it might help someone else. A little family health history: i never knew my grandfather because he died before i was born at the age of 48 of a stroke. He was a smoker but i wish i had known him. His best friend was Thomas Edison. I never smoked but worked in a smoke filled engineering firm for 23 yrs.until they went smoke-free. The result for me was severe asthma. I went into complete respiatory failure at age 55 and was treated with prednisone a steroidal dependance was the result. This drove my blood pressure through the roof ! I had suffered with migraines all my life. After one summer of severe migraines, I had what I refer to as a "Killer" migraine. I thought I might be having a stroke or an aneurism. I was rushed to the hospital. After recieving morphine to treat the primary care Dr. gave me a new medication that changed my life forever. She prescribed LISINOPRIL. I didn't realize the change for a few weeks, but eventually I realized that my migraine headaches we're reduced in frquency and intensity. My life is SO MUCH BETTER! I only get migraines about 2-4 times a month and they are so much less intense, usually. The only side effect from the lisinopril was being light-headed after standing up quickly...but that has decreased with time. If any of the members of this group suffer from migraines, I HIGHLY RECOMEND you spesk to your Dr. about may change your life and reduce the chance of a stroke or other high blood pressure related problems. I can tell you it changed MY life !

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