I am a 43 yr old woman recently diagnosed with hypertension. Dr has prescribed Lisinopril 20 mg with a diuretic 25 mg 1x day (taken at 8:00 pm). After taking the medication for less than a week, my bp is 137/88 with pulse rate of 55. Although, my Dr feels I need to give the medication a couple of weeks, I am concerned about the side effects. Along with classic migraine symptoms I am experiencing dizziness, cough, burning in chest (only in the morning), fatigue. All with minimal amount of exertion.
Are my concerns without merit? Recent heart, cholesterol and diabetes screenings were good. I must mention that I am going thru menopause.
What questions should I be asking my doctor? My nurse at work is concerned about the low pulse.