Has anyone experience significant weight gain or a cough on BP meds?
I was diagnosed with HP in April'05 - I have been through so may meds and combinations of meds I can't even count them all. In Nov'06 I was on Altace and I developed a horrible cough and experienced significant weight gain. It took 4 months for me to convenience the Dr. that it was the meds, he insisted on sending me to different specialists and then I met with a different Dr. in the practice and told her what I thought and she agreed. And we started another round of experimenting with meds. Every time I go to the drs. the scale keeps going up. I have gained over 45lbs since April '05. I gained 5 lbs at least every month when I was on the Altace (about 6months).
Now that I've been on Norvasc and hydrochlorothiazide for the past 2 1/2 months I've only gained a pound. Which is excellent, compared to before.
So, now I just need to take off all this extra weight. Before the meds I was losing weight and working out at Curves and I had lost about 25 lbs.
Now back to the drawing board. I just need to keep my energy up to exercise.
I can do this!
I'm in it to WIN - losing is my only option.
| current weight: 318.0