Lisinopril Post Nasal Drip, Chest Xray, Uncontrollable Cough, Chronic Coughing, Wits End
Thank goodness I found this site and read your posts! I was at wits end and at risk of losing my job due to my chronic coughing/gagging causing disruption, anxiety, inability to focus, and the embarrassment of not being able to control it. I had been ... more »
Thank goodness I found this site and read your posts! I was at wits end and at risk of losing my job due to my chronic coughing/gagging causing disruption, anxiety, inability to focus, and the embarrassment of not being able to control it. I had been labeled as "the sick one" in my office. I've been on Lisinopril 20 for 4 months and developed this uncontrollable cough and post nasal drip shortly after starting it. I've been on 3 courses of antibiotics, numerous prescription cough meds, Advair and Albutoral...and nothing helped my cough. I've had chest xray as the doctor even thought I may have pneumonia. I, too, cough every few minuts...often until I gag and vomit. I cough so hard that I sometimes wet myself, which is very degrading. I've spent so much money on vitamins, tons of different meds, an expensive air purifier, and a humidifier...desperate to cure the cough. Again, nothing worked. I've become very depressed, constantly tired and willing to do anything to stop this. It was only when I stumbled across this website that I realized that it was the BP medicine making me this sick. I am discontinuing the Lisinopril immediately! Although it did bring my blood pressure down...I can't live and keep my job with it's disabling side effects. Kudos to everyone on this site for helping me to finally find out what was causing this grief. God bless you all! I will let my doctors know that I took myself off...and hope and pray they can give me something else. I only hope that other doctors read this post too...as mine totally overlooked this as a cause when I went in to see them several times over the past 4 months. It has been so long since I have felt normal...that I forget how it feels. Thanks again everyone! My only question is how long until this terrible cough goes away?