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08:34 pm: Meds Yes, Hangtag No
Although I think I'll still do 20mg of the lisinopril tomorrow so they come out even (Kaiser doesn't carry 30mg so I take 1.5 pills a day). And I did find out what was taking so long. Kaiser was changing to another generic brand; I got an inside bag that says "Important Medication Change" and inside it, with the meds, is a note saying they may look or taste or whatever different. The bottle has the same sticker on it. My BP actually has been fine on the 20mg, so maybe I should email the nephrologist and see if she wants to drop it.

I made way too much rice in the rice cooker, so have enough for another meal in the fridge, and stir-fryed some of the pork plus mushrooms, onions, garlic, and red bell pepper slices. I'll have to see about getting some broccoli and green beans next week.

Shiva is driving me nuts because he wants something. I don't know what it is. He saw me put the dry food in the dish and he licked the oil off my plate. I wish I knew. I don't know where the ball is, either, and I suppose that may not be a coincidence. I've looked under everything out here, I suppose I should start looking in the crooks of the bedroom closet. ETA: It was in the folds of a long dress in the closet. You'd think they'd remember where they stash things! Mouse Factory Toys are making me a new Mr. Gator plus sending some more of the glitter pom balls.

I'm doing laundry and since there's only football, no news, on the channel where I like to watch news, it's a very musical night.

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From:agent_mimi
Date:January 4th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
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I also take lisinopril. Discovered recently that dropping from 40 mg to 20 mg worked for a few weeks, then I began to slowly have an increase in BP and had to go back to the 40 mg. Even then it took 2 weeks for the 40 mg to kick in fully. It was frustrating, because I used to be on metoprolol and it didn't take so long to even out my BP as lisinopril does.

Good news on a new Mr Gator!
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 4th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
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Well, I dropped from 40mg to 30mg about five months ago because my BP was well below what it usually is: 110s/60s in the mornings and 100s/50s in the evenings. I had about a week where it was a bit higher, but not nearly the 140 that the nephrologist used as a call-her signal. I've had the same regular measurements these two days, although it really isn't long enough to consider it a decent test. I'll just mention it to her when I see her in February. I have hypertension because of renal disease and my labs are gradually getting better and I think that's why I've been able to decrease from three BP meds and a diuretic to just part of the dosage of one BP med.
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From:agent_mimi
Date:January 4th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
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Ah, I didn't know you were on a diuretic as well. I may have to go on one myself, as the CPAP therapy I'm on seems to be giving me some edema. Glad to hear the labs are getting better! That's always good news.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 4th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
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Oh, I haven't been on a diuretic for a while. I started with the three BP meds and the diuretic while I was in the hospital with the first renal failure and over the last six years or so have cut back to just the lisinopril and have been cutting the dosage of that.

Yes, and maybe the doctor is wrong when she says someday I'll have to have dialysis!
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