I went through this once, was put on Lisinopril, took it for two years, eventually decided to try to stop it and haven't had a single problem since. With that said, many of the experts recommend everyone take a low dose of Lisinopril or something like that to guard against future problems. If the med doesn't bother you I don't think it can hurt you. If you hate taking it or want to stop then ask for a retest of your urine to see if it was just a fluke or if you really need it.
I don't have protein in my urine. As far as I can tell it was one bad test. But who knows. I've been off the meds now for 2 years with no signs of problems though.
I take 5mg for protecting my kidneys. I've been on the same dose since I was 12 :) So far, no issues.
I've only had protein in my urine once and that was when I was pregnant with my son. Supposedly this is a common thing with pregnancy but too much could mean problems. Luckily after I gave birth to my son, it went away and I didn't have to stay on any medication.
hi sharray, i also was told i had protein in my urine. she prescribed linsinopril, and i have been taking it for one month. i was told i have stage 1 kidney disease, so that'sworrying me, but i have read in diabetes forecast that linsinopril has been shown to be effective in protecting the kidneys.
I was on linsinopril for awhile back in 2008 to 2009. Luckily with no insurance it is a $4 generic at Walmart. It worked. I only had to stay on it until there was no more protein. I couldn't go on in 2011 when I had protein in my urine because of the fact that I was pregnant and would not risk the baby with it. Though it straightened back up after I wasn't pregnant anymore.