Thank you for your reply. He told me that the Losartan was better for my kidneys and Hydrochlorothiazide was omitted initially to see if my sodium levels got higher and within five days it did. He then put me back on Hydrochlorothiazide 12 mg instead of my original 25 mg, after my blood pressure continued to elevate, but he would not change the Losartan until I told him that after two months I had enough of it.
I have no diarrhea or abdominal pain, shortness of breath or rashes. I never had this type of hot flushing on my face until my medicine was changed. Also, my complete blood count is normal except for a fraction lower than in my previous test. All in all, he said my reports were pretty good. It is probably the first time he said that. I have a family history of high blood pressure and always had high cholesterol. I sometimes in the past, have had a slightly red face when agitated and thought my blood pressure might have been elevated, but I never before noticed a red hot flush that seemed to be timed around 4 PM.
With no other symptoms, and normal kidney and liver function reports, do you think I should be worried? I am a bundle of nerves since he told me this. Since back on Lisinopril for four days, my daily flush seems to be reducing. Please let me know what you think. I always felt good walking three miles daily, but now I think my nerves got the best of me. I never had low sodium levels until I was put on the Hydrochlorothiazide.