I have been on losartan for years, along with bisoprolol to slow my heart rate, various pills for arthritis and have developed a nasty dry cough and put on loads of weight. I also get leg cramps, tummy upsets, voracious appetite but cannot eat much at a time, chronic anxiety and burning itchy hands and feet.
I was horrified by the number of people who (like me) have been told their side effects are impossible with an angiotensin blocker and to keep taking them. Too many other people seem to have exactly the same symptoms.
So I stopped taking them last week.
Now I think it was perhaps a stupid thing to do, because although initially I felt on top of the world and lost 1lb in 5 days without trying, I have now developed rather nasty tummy probs which need instant access to a loo. My BP was 161/86 this morning.
Perhaps I should have got help from my doc, but having been dismissed in no uncertain terms last time I asked, I just got fed up and stopped.
Now I'm considering taking half a tablet every day.
I'll let you know what happens.