It is the Lisinopril. It is very hard on most people. It is derived from snake venom and one of the major side effects is raging coughing fits. I could not tolerate it, not to mention the allergic reaction but lets not go there
. They changed me over to Teveten which has worked marvelously for me.
SIDE EFFECTS: First doses of lisinopril can cause dizziness due to a drop in blood pressure. Lisinopril should be stopped if there are symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction including feelings of swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and hives occasionally occur.
An uncommon but dangerous side effect is a drop in the white blood cells which fight infection. Cough is a known side effect of this drug.
Talk to your doctor, with the mtx and pred already lowering your resistance - you do not need to give germs any more ammo than they already have.
Diagnosed Insulin Dependent Diabetes 2001, Seizures 2001, Scleroderma 2005, Rheumatoid Arthritis 2006, Raynaud's 2006, Diverticulitis 2006, Lupus 2006
Meds: Plaquenil, Avandia, Insulin, Teveten, Prilosec, Lipitor, Prednisone, Actonel, Methotrexate, Folic Acid, Calcuim + D..tasty, B-12, Ativan for flares after that who needs a meal??......
"Don't touch it - It's evil!!!!!"