How many of you were automatically prescribed a low dose ace inhibitor like lisinopril just because you have diabetes (without clinical hypertension)?
(They also want me to start statins next year at 40 even with very healthy lipids already just because of guidelines but that’s a subject for another day)
And of those how many experienced the famous lisinopril cough and had to switch to an ARB?
I’ve been haunted by a mystery cough that lasts for weeks many times over my life… most recently right around a year ago— when it became totally socially unacceptable to be coughing… I had been on lisinopril for about a year at that point— they said this is an extremely common side effect and switched me to Losartan, and it’s been gone since… but I’m wondering if I should try the lisinopril again and see if it re-occurs. There must be some reason they start everyone on an ace and only go to arb if it causes problems? Is the ace considered superior to those who don’t have side effects?