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I am taking a blood pressure medicine (Lisinopril). At the

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I am taking a blood pressure medicine (Lisinopril). At the start my blood pressure was 200/150. My prescription is for 1 tablet by mouth everyday. I have drastically reduced my caloric intake as well as my intake of sodium. My blood pressure is usually 120/80 give or take a few points on each depending on what I might be doing at the time. I have been taking Lisinopril since June 26.1012. My question is should I keep taking it......
Carolyn

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RickMD :

That is a very good reduction of your blood pressure.

RickMD :

While I am glad that you have decreased your food intake and sodium load I feel that your blood pressure was too high before you started taking the Lisinopril to manage with diet and decreased sodium intake alone.

RickMD :

At this time you are fortunate that lisinopril alone is doing such an excellent job of managing your hypertension and you, as they they used to say "change horses in the middle of the stream" especially when the horse you are riding is such an good one :-)

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Why mess with success?

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Does this make sense to you?

Customer:
RickMD :

You should go back to taking the recommended dose of lisinopril and, if you want to change your medical therapy, discuss this with your doctor on your next visit and see what she says.

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