Prune picker

Prune picker is a Depression Era term for a native Californian. It was not a complement. In the thirties when I was a boy there were times that I was the only prune picker in a group. Everyone else had been born somewhere else.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Do I have a lisinopril cough?

I cough a lot. For several years I also thought that I was losing lung capacity. Lately the cough is leaving me weak and not feeling very good. I recently had a visit with my doctor, Dr Jacquelin Carter, at the VA Clinic in Monroe. She prescribed ten days of anti biotic.  She is going to change my gerd medicine and advised me to double my present gerd medicine until I receive the new gerd medicine.

But startling to me was the comment by Dr Carter that one of my heart prescriptions quite often can cause coughing. The medicine is lisinopril. If you google "lisinopril" one of the top picks is "lisinopril cough". If I am still coughing in two weeks Dr Carter will try something to replace lisinopril. Lisinopril relaxes your veins so that your blood pressure is lowered. However in some folks it causes stuff in your lungs and this stuff can cause a persistent cough. I was beginning to think that my cough was not caused by having a cold. I thought...asthma? Maybe it is better that it is caused by lisinopril.

80 days to my trip to England/France with my daughter Nancy. Need to get the cough fixed and my lungs up to steam.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Chuck,
    My mother was on lisinopril for her high blood pressure and developed a mysterious cough that she could not shake. After "words" with her Dr. he finally agreed to change the medicine. Her cough went away in just a few days and she hasn't had the problem since. Her Dr. had to admit that she was right and that made her almost as happy as the cough being gone! I hope that your cough goes away soon. Take care of yourself.
    Sincerely,
    A.B.

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