You need to be very carefull with Benicar, especially with the mega doses the Marshal Protocal call for, if you have high blood pressure give it a shot but I was treated for LD for approx 1 1/2 years and got better, but as soon as I got better I had a hyperactive thyroid due to too much synthroid, one of the problems I had was fluctating pressure and pulse, I went on 20 mg of Benicar and felt better within a few hours, I was on Benicar for a few months and my pressure started going crazy, 85/49, it was really scarry, I tried to stop the Benicar but couldnt , than I weaned slowly and even at 5mg of Benicar my pressure was low, when I developed my hyperactive thyroid I also got tremers on the left side of my body or a strong pulse cant figure it out yet, which went away once I was on Benicar, but came back once I was off Benicar, I will see my cardiologist to discuss this with him.
Benicar in moderation and if you have High Blood Pressure is something to look into, if your blood pressure is normal be VERY CAREFUL!, sorry I couldnt hold back from the warning because of how terrible I felt
Thanks, Judy! To be honest, I was wondering how this could affect people with normal blood pressure, as this drug is normally prescribed for people with high blood pressure. Thanks for your thoughts, and I hope this all works out for you and hope your cardiologist can help you resolve this issue.
It was also so good to hear of some one who improved with lyme treatment! Oh Lord, maybe there is hope!
I'd still like any feedback anyone would like to provide. Knowledge is power! Thanks, and God bless all!
Benicar is rx'd for high blood pressure, usually.