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  • What blood pressure meds are you ok on?

    I'm already on a beta blocker (like atenolol, propanolol) for high blood pressure. I've been flaring on a new one, an ace inhibitor. They do list painful urination as a side effect, so it may be the med. What bp meds don't make you flare? I'd like to be prepared when my doc suggests a new one, and yes, I know we are all different, but there are patterns.
    Hope you are all doing well. I do appreciate the time it takes to answer, so thank you!
    We can help one another here. Sue

  • #2
    I take Toprol XL with no problems.


    • #3
      I'm on Toprol XL and Azor (combination med of Norvasc and Benicar). I've had no problems with either.
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      • #4
        Benicar/hydrochlorothiazide here with no problem.
        Stay safe

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        • #5
          I am using metoprolol with no problem.


          • #6
            I take Toprol-XL with no problems.


            • #7
              I take Atacand/HCT (hydrochlorothiazide) with no problems at all -

              Diagnosed July, 2008 - IBS
              Diagnosed August, 2008 - IC and PFD

              Current Meds:
              Elmiron 100mg - 3 daily
              UTA capsules - as needed
              Vesicare 5mg - 1 daily
              Atacand/Hct - 32/12.5mg - 1 daily (blood pressure)
              Glimepiride 4mg - 2 daily (Diabetes)
              Metformin 1000mg - 2 daily (Diabetes)
              Amitiza 24 mcg - 2 daily (chronic constipation)
              Miralax - twice daily (chronic constipation)
              Ativan 1mg - nightly to settle bladder
              Tylenol - 500mg as needed to settle bladder
              Follow the IC Diet


              • #8
                I've taken Cardizem for years.


                • #9
                  I take a beta blocker called Zebeta (Bisoprolol) and also Clonidine. Both of them are fine for my bladder. Good luck figuring this out. I've heard diuretics can cause bladder pain.
                  • 61 yrs old
                  • Diagnosed Feb 2009, but had IC for years before that;
                  • Also horribly progressive, debilitatingly painful, severe vascular rosacea and erythromelalgia.

                  • Stuff that helps me--
                  - the IC diet
                  - CystoProtek (wonderful stuff, highly recommended)
                  - Vagifem (vaginal estrogen)
                  - Remeron (Mirtazapine)- 30 mg nightly for depression and IC nerve pain
                  - Hydroxyzine- antihistamine for IC


                  • #10
                    I take Lisinopril with no problems. I took Toprol-XL for years but it made my Raynaud's (circulation problems in fingers) worse so had to switch about a year ago.
                    3/06 IC symptoms began immediately after endometrial ablation procedure called NovaSure
                    5/07 IC diagnosed by cystoscopy with hydrodistention finally after 14 months of doctor's appointments and pain

                    Medications: Elmiron since 8/07, Atarax, Synthroid & Cytomel for low thyroid, Lisinopril for high blood pressure, Xanax for anxiety as needed, Vitamin D 50,000 units once a week

                    Supplements: MSM/glucosamine, Quercetin, Desert Harvest Aloe Vera, Flora Biotic 16, Magnesium, Citracal, B-complex

                    What's worked: IC diet, physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction, TENS, rescue instillations and acupuncture


                    • #11
                      I take Diovan HCT for blood pressure and no problems at all.


                      • #12
                        I take Benicar Hct like Donna and have no problems with it.

                        DX'd with IC 5/08
                        other Dx's~SVT: had Catheter
                        Catheter Ablation Aug 19,2010
                        Migraines, PFD, Hypertension,
                        Prolapsed Pelvic
                        Organs and Degenerative Disc
                        Disease, Kidney stones, Insomnia
                        Two bulging discs w/tears and osteo
                        arthritis in multiple joints in the spine

                        Current Meds:Elmiron 400 mg per day
                        Benicar Hct 40-25mg for Hypertension
                        Norvasc 2.5
                        Vicoden as needed for pain
                        Cymbalta 30 mg
                        Lidoderm Patch

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                        "Be Kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"


                        • #13
                          I take propranolol or inderol (same thing)
                          Complex Case: Severe IC 1999, Interstim 2001, Endometriosis 2001, End Stage Refractory IC 2002, Bladder Removal (Cystectomy) 2002, Gall Bladder Removal 2005, Infertility 2003, Urethra Removal, Bladder Reconstruction (Urethrectomy/Indiana Pouch) 2006, Celiac Disease 2007, Adhesion Disease 2007, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment, Ovarian Cysts, Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Total Vestibulectomy and removal of both Skene's Glands, 2007 and Coccydynia 2007. Fibromyalgia and, Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome both in my neck and knees, 2007, PNE Decompression Operation May, 2009.Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Anesthesia Awareness (to awaken during operations)Pudendal Nerve Decompression Surgery, Revrse Uterine Sling, Sept. 2011

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                          • #14
                            I take Lotensin without problem
                            Diagnosed with IC Nov. 2007
                            Also have high blood pressure and pain from neuropathy caused by gunshot wound, arthritis, sciatica, and muscle spasms.

                            Current Medications: Lotensin (blood pressure), Neurotin, Amitriptyline, UTA Caps, Ditropan, Tizanidine, and, depending on the severity, I take Tramadol, Lortab 10 or Darvocet for pain.

                            Medications Tried and Quit: Cymbalta - nausea, vomiting, and crazy mood swings.


                            • #15
                              I take cozaar without problems.