[This Lisinopril and Gout discussion moved from old forum August 2009]
My Experiences with Lisinopril and Gout
Lisinopril belongs to a group of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. These drugs are used to treat hypertension and a number of other maladies. I was put on Lisinopril approximately three weeks after my blood pressure skyrocketed to 177/99 while I was at my local clinic, causing me to collapse in to a chair. This incident was brought on by a huge sleep deficit and extremely high level of stress. After about thirty minutes, my blood pressure did fall back to 139/92 (or so), which was still above my average BP over the last three months of 127/85. The doctor that insisted that I go on Lisinopril was not my regular doctor and in fact, was quite condescending, failing to listen to a word I said to him. On my medical records, it showed that at one point last year I turned down a prescription for Lisinopril. He chastised me for this, essentially guilting me in to trying it again while I was in a much-weakened state. I tried to tell him that I HAD taken Lisinopril before and found the side effects to be unbearable. He told me it was a medicine with little to no side effects. Buuullll Shhhit!