Lower blood Pressure – what I need to control for both kidney and heart health. I’d been prescribed Lisinopril to lower my blood pressure, and had developed a bit of a Lisinopril cough. Then a winter cold hit, which turned into bronchitis and a sinus infection. I was travelling constantly and the air pressure changes in the plane pushed everything up into my ears, and I could no longer hear! I’ve been sick for months, barely functioning.
In Washington D.C. I coughed so hard I passed out. That was the last day I took Lisinopril. I don’t know how much Lisinopril was to blame, but I determined that day to solve my blood pressure issues naturally.
In hindsight I should have stopped travelling right then, seen a doctor and addressed it right away. But I powered through, I’ve always been healthy and believed it would just go away on it’s own.
It didn’t, it got worse. I passed out again, waking up on the kitchen floor. I spent the rest of the day in the ER. Good news, it’s not my heart causing me to pass out. Instead, something called vasovagal syncope, for me triggered by the coughing fits.
I finally stopped travelling in June, saw an ENT, he punctured my eardrums and sucked out all the gunk behind them. And instantly, I could hear again! I also got some antibiotics to deal with the bronchitis and sinus infection. I am feeling so much better now, though the tubes to my ears are not completely cleared yet.
Losing some weight has reduced my blood pressure somewhat, but today I begin the set of blood pressure lowering supplements I’m testing out this month:
- Fish Oil
- Turmeric Curcumin
- French Maritime Pine Bark Extract
- Vitamin D+K
- Vitamin C
And roses covering the hillside by the ocean is good for my blood pressure too 🙂