Is anyone using Benicar for inflammation/ high blood pressure?

I was reading some old posts that some people were able to control some inflammation issues using Benicar.

Can anyone who is using Benicar give me some feedback on it's effects. I would be very intrested if you had some improvements with inflammation with it's use.

Thanks again.... BonnieSmile

 

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Along the same lines, there was an interesting article in science daily a few days ago about reversing MS in mice using ACE inhibitors.  ACE inhibitors are close cousins of ARB's, such as Benicar.  Of course, we are not mice, and it remains to be seen whether this translates into an effective therapy for humans.  My concern might be that if the ACE inhibitors are acting by limiting inflammation they might also be diminishing immune response.  In an infectious disease model of MS this might mean palliation at the expense of further dissemination of the underlying infection.  Then again, maybe not, if the responsible pathogen is relying on NFkappaB and other pro-inflammatory cytokines as a trigger for reproduction.  I wonder if limiting inflammation while blasting the critters with ABX might be a good combination, at least for those without major viral issues or bacterial resistance?  Maybe the responses to this thread will shed light on the clinical merit of this strategy.
Borrelia, Bartonella, RMSF, Babesia, Mycoplasma, Cpn, EBV, HHV6. GFA, FM, CFS, seronegative Sjogren's, hypothyroid, diabetes, neuropathy, leukopenia, anemia, memory.  Bicillin 3xweek, Factive 5days 2xmonthly, LDN, many supps/herbs

It depends on what the "inflammation issues" are that you're trying to relieve. It did relieve my azi-induced high bp, chills, sweats, anxiety that my doc thinks may be related to increased inflammation. But it didn't seem to help relieve any pain from inflammation.

Azi induces hbp?  din't know that.  I'm already on an ACE inhibitor, Avapro for unusual HBP.  My top number is high, not the bottom number.... means the arterial pressure is too high cause my veins are constricted.

Probably cortisol is high too, and its probably related to my kidney function as well.  The more I read the more I wish I'd found this site a long time ago!!

The Marshal protocol uses Benicar, but i wonder if the whole class of ACE inhibtor drugs would be useful, with different molecular activity seen across different folks (yep, a medcine that works better for some than others...) 

Okay, going to qit now.  Its late, and I'm really super tired.

Lyme's diagnosed 2009, Glatorreah, suspect hypothyroid, Reynaud's.  Myalgia of L side neck, Current *self administered* treatment is doxy 200 mg and zithro m,w,f.  NAC, supplements, Joint Juice and ibuprofen.  Self Treatment commenced 08/25/09.  LLMD visi

opilot,  I sounds like you maybe having a lot of die off symptoms  from the NAC along with the Azithromycin.  Are you taking any moppers to help your body with toxins?

You may want to look into charcoal or cholestyramin. Your body needs help in toxin removal as much as possibe. 

 

started Wheldon cap 4/21/08 for Cpn, CMV, EBV, CFS. Cap hold 4/09vascultis. Restart 9/09 with Dr.Powell, restore gut, 4000 D3, supplements,  Pos. Bartonella and Babesia, Rifampin 600 mgs and Biaxon 1 gram. 

Oh darn!  My brain fog is horrible today. I'm a danger to myself and better stay close to the house. I posted in the wrong place.

started Wheldon cap 4/21/08 for Cpn, CMV, EBV, CFS. Cap hold 4/09vascultis. Restart 9/09 with Dr.Powell, restore gut, 4000 D3, supplements,  Pos. Bartonella and Babesia, Rifampin 600 mgs and Biaxon 1 gram. 

Hi Bonnie, Hoping to hear a blog update from you soon.  Today I see my MD to discuss my recent lab results and chart the ongoing treatment plan.  Should be interesting, I have a half hour with him and have done some thinking about the topics I need to be covered.  I have the lab results already so that is a good perspective from which to enter the conversation.

I will be blogging soon on the overview currently.   My b12 level was well over the reference range, guess the sublingual 5000mcg per day Methylcobalamine is being absorbed so I doubt that he will support B12 injections.  My 25-OH D was only 70ng/mL after 10 months on 10,000IU/day and some sun this summer too.    Louise

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

Louise, I wish you well with your appointment today. You seem to have everything in order to review with your doctor in regards to your ongoing treatment.

I will give everyone a blog update on a day my fuzzy brain is able to communicate. The brain fog can be overwhelming to say the least.

Bonnie

started Wheldon cap 4/21/08 for Cpn, CMV, EBV, CFS. Cap hold 4/09vascultis. Restart 9/09 with Dr.Powell, restore gut, 4000 D3, supplements,  Pos. Bartonella and Babesia, Rifampin 600 mgs and Biaxon 1 gram. 

Good luck today, Louise!

 

ME/CFS since 1991. Cpn diagnosed 6/07. CAP started 7/07. NAC 2400mg per day, doxycycline 100mg 2x per day, azithromyicin 250mg M-W-F. 8/09 switched from Flagyl to Tindamax 500mg 2x per day for 5-day pulse.