Blood pressure drugs - what are you taking?

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Thumps
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Blood pressure drugs - what are you taking?

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Hello!

I've been fine on just Bisoprolol for the last 15(?) years but it's no longer enough (partly I suspect due to my polycystic liver now making its presence felt).

I re-started Doxazosin a couple of weeks ago, as it was what I took before my Tx, but it's made me super drowsy and dizzy so I need to stop and try something else.

I gather that ACE Inhibitors (-april drugs) or Angiotensin Receptor blockers (-artans) are most common. Are you taking any? What side effects did they have? I'm avoiding calcium channel blockers (-ipines) as they made my legs swell up like tree trunks last time I used them!

Anyone care to share experiences?
PKD/PLD diagnosed 1994, CKD stage 5 Oct 2007, Living Donor Kidney Transplant Dec 2008, still going strong!
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Hi Thumps

I'm on enalapril.. have been for ages.. no side effects that I can report..
I tried losatin before that.. but when standing up my blood pressure would drop.. as did I once or twice!!
hope that helps..
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I've been on various things for transplants. Because my BP is low they tried to get me on Ivabradine a 'funny current' blocker to maintain my remaining heart function (although it didn't seem to bring it up it. Basically turned me into a zombie!
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Thanks both. Looks like it's time to give the -prils a try!
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