So i went to the ER today because my home blood pressure test came in pretty high. 154/83 on one arm and 174/93 on the other. I’ve been having a lot of congestion and a weird pulsing in my temple.
By the time i got to the hospital, it was 131/83 and when i left a couple of hours later it was 125/76. I was spilling a small amount of protein in my urine during the visit (my bloodsugar was also 290) No other weird stuff showed up in the blood, chest xray or EKG, So they wrote a prescription for 5 mg of lisinopril and told me to watch my sodium intake and get my bloodsugars down (which i’ve struggled to do for years now.)
Has anyone else been placed on this medicine?
Are the side effects scary?
Will this help?
I have no idea how to fit all these pieces together.
I am scared for my life and scared of my kidneys failing and my heart failing and strokes and all that.
I already have some retinopathy and neuropathy in my feet.
Can I recover?