My blood pressure has been elevated every visit at the doctor's office. For a year they have ignored it. Last visit it was 160/93. I was given a prescription for Lisinopril/HCTZ combination med. HCTZ causes a rash so I will not be taking it. I also have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Despite confirmation of this by a CAT scan, the doctor keeps saying I don't because "cysts are normal". Mine are large hemorrhagic cysts, so in my opinion he is an idiot. I cannot change doctors due to no insurance and no physician here will accept a diabetic without insurance. My Hemoglobin A1C was 6.2 in June, and no lab was done on last visit (Sept 29). He only draws lab every 6 months if he thinks of it.
Diabetes diagnosed May 31, 2013.
Enough for the "history". What are the thoughts on ACE inhibitors? I have looked at the information regarding them, and I am very hesitant.
Thank you for any responses.