Hi! Im new here having navigated from ovacom.
I had been on Lisinopril 2.5 for a month or so but my bp wasnt coming down enough, i had a 24 hour trace which showed average of 168/98, gp changed me to Rinopril 10mg two weeks ago, felt fine the first week but started feeling a bit dizzy and sick, yesterday had horrific flashing and blurred vision... Very scary.
Saw gp this morning bp was 212/120!!! She chamfed me to Amlodopine 10mg, saying the Ramipril could have caused the hike in my bp as it affects the kidneys.
Has anyone experienced this before, and how quickly new meds are likely to bring it down?