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Severe Leg/Ankle Pain & High Blood Pressure Dr. Can't find anything?!?! HELP!!

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  • Posted By: sheilas29
  • April 4, 2007
  • 00:29 AM

I am hoping and praying that I can find an answer from someone on this site. I have searched the internet sites high and low for an answer.

My brother has high blood pressure and is on medication "lisinopril" for some time now. His blood pressure is 130/94. They just double his meds from 20 to 40 mg (I know the number is right but not sure about the mg part) :confused: .
Anyways... he has very, very severe leg pain and has went to his ankles now. The doctor won't give him pain meds cause they don't believe he is hurting?!?! :mad: He can't stand on his right let for any amount of time and his job has him standing by a machine for hours. When he eis laying down it doesn't hurt. He left work tonight to go to the hospital. He has shortness of breath yesterday and has had the sweats in the past. He is at his end.... very depressed cause they can't find out what is wrong with him. It is only getting worse. We don't know what to do. Any chance that his high blood pressure medicine could be cause his leg pain?!?! They did a MRI on him last week and it showed nothing?! How can that be? Please let their be an angel out there and help us diagnose what is his problem. He is 40 yrs old.... 175 lbs... about 5 '6... I don't know if any of this info helps.. but we are desperate. He has a 5 yr old that needs him. Thanks for any and all tips!!

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  • 130/94 isn't exactly high blood pressure; the 130 is more or less considered normal. 94 is somewhat high however. Or are these the numbers AFTER he is taking the medication? The medication could be causing some or all of the problems. Your brother should have a complete blood test taken to make sure all of his vital organs are functioning properly. He should also consult a cardiologist to determine if he is having an adverse reaction to the medication- heart medication CAN cause side effects. The leg pain might be caused by a pinched nerve- has he had a spinal MRI?
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  • Also ask that he see a cardiologist. They can do a doppler on his legs and make sure they don't have clots or narrowing that can lead to pain and possibly high blood pressure.
    emsbabydoll 73 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am having the same problem with my legs . I was on Lisinopril htz for 6 months and have been off of it for 3 months but still my legs are killing me . Hurting like toothaches. They used to not hurt when i was laying down , now they hurt all the time. I have been to the doc many times over this and she just wants to give me pain pills. I refuse to take them. I am overweight but I have been all my life , never had any problem like this.I have been to the foot doc, the knee doc and my doc. No one knows what is going on. I am at my wits end. I am a hairdresser and have to be on my feet all day . I have been looking on the internet for symptoms similar to mine but I can't find any.If anyone else has had this problem and their doc cared enough to figure it out please let me know!! Thanks!!
    bumbleb 1 Replies
    • December 2, 2007
    • 10:19 PM
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  • I am 37 years old and started taking med. for High Blood pressure. I started on Benicar and felt ok. My insurance didn't want to pay for that so I started another one Eneapril ( something like that) HCLT. My legs started killing me. THey took me off the HCT and I felt better right away. but a few weeks later i began again with the dull pain in my calves. I am now on ANacand.....and really still no difference as far as the pain goes. I am going to see a pain management specialtist....but i want answers not band-aids. I use to exersice 4 times a week. I haven't since Sept. I am too young for this. Does anyone know what is going on?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 11, 2007
    • 04:40 AM
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  • Leg pain (like the first poster) that goes away when you lay down might be a blood vessel problem. Look up claudication. Go get that doppler. Leg pain from blood pressure meds might be caused by the diuretic in some of them. Too much fluid loss=too much essential vitamin and minerals loss. Potassium and magnesium loss causes some leg pain in the form of cramps. I take a prescribed dose of potassium for leg pains and the effect is magical.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • December 14, 2007
    • 11:19 AM
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  • This is all very great because I am having the same pain...I have chronic hyper tension. My usual BP is 160/100. I take 40 mg lisinipril, clonidin 10 mg, and atenenol 100 mg. I am having the pain in my legs, near my caffs. It feels like blood or muscle and is swollen. I am just wondering if anyone can help with this or have any suggestions.Thanks Jen
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 16, 2008
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  • Sounds like a deep vein thrombossis to me - blood clot in the leg I had one years ago very painful and dangerous if left untreated could the mri have missed the clot?
    maggiemay 68 Replies
    • August 17, 2008
    • 10:52 PM
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  • Sheila, Is the pain only in the right leg or in both?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • August 17, 2008
    • 11:00 PM
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  • I started taking lisinopril a couple of months ago and started having severe leg pain since then. I think the problem was caused by taking the lisinopril. My syptoms are the same as other people on here described after taking lisinopril.
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  • I am hoping and praying that I can find an answer from someone on this site. I have searched the internet sites high and low for an answer. My brother has high blood pressure and is on medication "lisinopril" for some time now. His blood pressure is 130/94. They just double his meds from 20 to 40 mg (I know the number is right but not sure about the mg part) :confused: . Anyways... he has very, very severe leg pain and has went to his ankles now. The doctor won't give him pain meds cause they don't believe he is hurting?!?! :mad: He can't stand on his right let for any amount of time and his job has him standing by a machine for hours. When he eis laying down it doesn't hurt. He left work tonight to go to the hospital. He has shortness of breath yesterday and has had the sweats in the past. He is at his end.... very depressed cause they can't find out what is wrong with him. It is only getting worse. We don't know what to do. Any chance that his high blood pressure medicine could be cause his leg pain?!?! They did a MRI on him last week and it showed nothing?! How can that be? Please let their be an angel out there and help us diagnose what is his problem. He is 40 yrs old.... 175 lbs... about 5 '6... I don't know if any of this info helps.. but we are desperate. He has a 5 yr old that needs him. Thanks for any and all tips!!Hi , My mom is having severe pain in the leg, with that her BP is running very high, from 180-205 over 105 to 121. she is on many medicines; went to ER 3 times since last week, thay could not find anything wrong with her leg, they said it is muscular pain and released her. with pain medicines hydrocodone to take every 4-6 hrs.They increased Lisisnopril to 40 mg a day and metoprolol to 100 mg twice a day. She is still the same. If anybody has answers pls let us know.Thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 24, 2009
    • 01:39 PM
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  • To those with leg pain and high blood pressure and on lisinopril or similar meds. The issue is quite complex, but i'll try and get a few questions, methods resolved. Firstly these medications are a type of diuretic. They work by preventing the formation of angiotensin 2, who's normal role is to cause systemic arterial contractions (slight increases in tone) to maintain blood pressure when it falls in the system (normally this is in response to dehydration). With heart conditions/ high blood pressure these are prescribed to decrease blood volume by water loss. Now, i wouldn't worry about magnesium or potassium losses with this. And for those considering taking potassium supplements; not a good idea at all. especially if you have heart issues, even a small potassium rise can cause heavy complications even death. being on diuretics alters kidney control of water and potassium levels so youll have a harder time maintaining equilibrium than the normal person. So, for the meds here's my take. Basically blood aggregates together (red cells bunch up-not clotting this is different) at low speeds and can impede flow. with the decrease in blood water volume, this effect can be magnified. My theory is that blood in the arterial capillaries, is aggregating (red blood cells packing together) more than it should causing local pressure increases in the capillaries (remember these bunches are not clots they still flow through) . The largest concentration of capillary beds is in the legs (largest areas of muscle), therefore explains leg pain. My advice is: as safely and quickly you can get off these high blood meds the better. they are not appropriate for chronic use and i believe you people are the unfortunate victims of this. I hope this sheds some light.
    Croatiamedstudent 32 Replies
    • October 25, 2009
    • 02:34 PM
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  • Dear AllMy mom is having the same problems. She has high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. She's repeatedly treated for muscular pain with cortisone. She is going to her cardiologist tomorrow. I have found the following article and think that it may be of some help for some of you. Best wishes. Leg Pain Can Mean Heart Danger, Expert SaysMain Category: Cardiovascular / CardiologyAlso Included In: Pain / Anesthetics; Cholesterol; HypertensionArticle Date: 10 Apr 2007 - 0:00 PDThttp://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/67340.php
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  • I started to take high blood pressure medicine about the same time I had a bad fall on the sidewalk. I always complained to my doctor about the terrible pain in my left leg. She sent me to specialist, and I was told it is arthritis, and that is the result of that bad fall. After more than a year I fed up with the pain, so I searched Internet, and I came across some message board that said it can caused by blood pressure medicine. The medicine can cause magnesium deficiency, and that can cause leg pain. I thought I give a try to it, so I took a magnesium pill every night before I went to sleep. Within 2 weeks my pain completely disappeared.Note: I had bad reaction to magnesium (started itching like crazy) so 2 weeks ago I stoppedto taking the magnesium pill; I ordered magnesium oil. Hopefully that will work, I have to see it on a long way.
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  • First of all Im about his age and weight, I have delth with BP issues for 20 years, Med can casues many side eefects. His presure is not that high that he needs to take meds at this time. He should check his bolld for his HDL and LDL.He is more stressed then sick, for which he will have side effects that attack the body , like pain in arms,legs back, etc. Then you worry about that, and your BP goes up, then you worry about your BP and its a continual cycle of feeling bad and worrying.Let him focus more on eating right, laugh more even if you dont feel to, In most cases how a person things ,he will become. Thinking better happier thoughts and staying positive is a healing process of its own. As for his leg pain, it can be of many reasons, has it statrted when he started taking bp meds.Feel free to email me at tommy262@aol.com
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  • Yes, I have been recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and since been put on bp tablets (Rampril 5mg) per day. My leg pain has been unbearable for a few weeks. I use to go running and walked for miles, watched my diet and unfortunately I have family history of high bp, therefore have that gene. I run deap heat everynight on my legs every night before going to sleep, but the paid is gettign worse. I am relieved to find this thread as I was thinking I was mad moaning about my legs aching everyday ove rthe last few weeks, as I don't moan about my health at all. People find it unusual that I too have joined the health moan club and high bp club. If anyone finds a solution please let me know.
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  • Is it just me or are 2/3 of all medical complaints by fat people who say that being fat has nothing to do with their problems? Being fat is UNHEALTHY! Why do you think you have high blood pressure? Foot problems? Knee problems? Drop your poor nutritional habits and ALL of your problems will disappear. Or let me guess.....you just have a low metabolism.
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  • Yes, I have been recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and since been put on bp tablets (Rampril 5mg) per day. My leg pain has been unbearable for a few weeks. I use to go running and walked for miles, watched my diet and unfortunately I have family history of high bp, therefore have that gene. I run deap heat everynight on my legs every night before going to sleep, but the paid is gettign worse. I am relieved to find this thread as I was thinking I was mad moaning about my legs aching everyday ove rthe last few weeks, as I don't moan about my health at all. People find it unusual that I too have joined the health moan club and high bp club. If anyone finds a solution please let me know.I too am an active runner/walker cholest. 169 ldl 105 and trigs 34, and due to family history, and anxiety have hbp on 5mg of lisinopril and 25mg of hct, and foot/leg started hurting, do you think there is a connetion with the ace inhibators and leg pain, or all anti hypertive med! confused.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 21, 2010
    • 10:22 PM
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  • have Been on linisopril/htc for 3 weeks,..havin bad leg cramps,....nausea , low grade fever..also,.Gonna stop and go back to Diovan/htc which I was on before..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 25, 2010
    • 11:49 AM
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  • Drinking alcohol while taking Lisinopril, can reduce your blood pressure and can increase some of its side effectshttp://www.sideeffectsguide.org/lisinopril-side-effects/Take care
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 25, 2010
    • 03:10 PM
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  • I have been taking Tiazac and Hyzaar for several years now. I have severe leg pain in both legs, could this B/P medicine be causing it?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 16, 2010
    • 06:12 PM
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