Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions/Angioedema causes?


Took 3 months of random lip and tongue swelling for my PCP to TSH was normal but hi folate and normal B12...but he says I need B12 a month...wht if the B12 is ok and the folate is just .5 point over range??? Also I am iron def anemia at age menopause, diabetic and high BP...was on Benicat HCTZ 10 yrs now he has jerked me from that to Norvasc which I HATe and he wont change it...been on it 10 days and have minimal mouth swelling but MIGRAINES every day al day and I want back on Benicar...I just do not think it causes the lip/tongue swelling...I am also on Metformin, Glipizide, Protonix, and Tranxene , Norvasc, rhyme or reason to timings of lip and tongue on Benadryl, carry it 24/7...sometimes foods, then other times same food no bother...

Dear Renell,

Whenever you have a provider that does not listen to you, it is time to change providers. You would not continue to take your car to a mechanic who did not listen to you. Confront your provider with your concerns. Angiedema is a serious complication from a number of things.  

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Dr. Pamela M. Cipriano, DNP, APRN


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