Hi. I've been taking Lisinopril 40mg, and crazy dizziness and headaches occurred and brought my blood pressure down to around 90/50, so my doctor had me take only 20mg lisinopril per day.
With 20mg, my blood pressure was constantly at 160-170/100.
Then, the doctor told me to take Atenolol 25mg at night and lisinopril 20mg in the morning. It brought my blood pressure down to around 100/60 regularly, but recently it started going up again. I often have electric tingling/weakness in my hands/arms/legs and feel like I will faint. Blood pressure fluctuates from 160/100 to 100/60 from one day to another.
Doctor thinks I have panic attack and should take Xanax for it. But, I feel like the medication combination (atenolol/lisinopril) is giving me hard time. I asked doctor to please change the medication but he refuses, and he thinks it's the anxiety attack that's the cause for all this. What should I do?
Is Lisinopril/Atenolol a proven combination to help hypertension?
I have seen doctors use this combination, but they will need to keep adjusting the dose until your blood pressure is at a good number. Sometimes it may take 2-3 weeks for your body to adjust to the medications.
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