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Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 16, 2017 at 11:16pm

Yes Thomas I have a on and off cough but I have been in construction and have been smoking things other than tobacco for most of my career I always thought of the cough more smoke related than medicine related but I do not know for sure. My coughing is mostly in the morning when I get up, but not every  morning though. I have a few friends that have developed COPD I think that could make you cough as well. I have not been checked for that one. I think you could find articles for the good and bad on all medicines. I do know that I would like to take as few pills as possible and I want to learn more about that beet juice for lowering blood pressure that I have been hearing about.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on September 16, 2017 at 10:02pm

Shannon, Yes I meant lisinopril... I also have developed a cough and was wondering if you have one..   I just read an article on google concerning Lisinopril and lung disorders.

Comment by Harry Warner on September 16, 2017 at 1:56pm
Keel, that is.
Comment by Harry Warner on September 16, 2017 at 1:54pm
Anyone heard from Gene Gunia or Ernie Kiel yet?
Comment by Frank L Moseley on September 16, 2017 at 1:47pm

Good afternoon Troopers ... ..

While Cathy and I were up in MA, we had over 20+ Family members in Tampa and the surrounding area.not to mention many friends. We have heard from about 98% of them and ALL are well. A few had some minor damage, downed tree limbs and assorted debris, loss of power. Most now have Power and A/C again. From what I have managed to read, South FL and the Keys were hit pretty hard. Praying for all down that way.

Fall is beginning to make itself known here and we have had the small electric heater in use , several time already. We will be here in MA, until October 15 and begin the Southward journey on the morning of the 16th. The 18th, we are scheduled into Stone Mountain Park Campground for 5 nights and the Highland Games there. Then we head to Tampa with an overnight stay somewhere between Atlanta and Tampa.

Hope this note finds all doing well and reasonably healthy.

Enjoy the day and take care.

Toujours Pret.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on September 16, 2017 at 1:31pm


A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope the day was good to you.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 16, 2017 at 12:59pm

Thomas do you mean Lisinopril ? or are there two different types I have been taking Lisinopril for several years now I am 58 and have not experienced those effects yet but it can not be good taking any thing for long periods of time I would think. They also have me on Amlodipine I want to get off both of them. I have been reading about a beet juice drink that is suppose to lower blood pressure have you heard of it?

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on September 16, 2017 at 12:45pm

Changing the subject.    I am on lisipronil for blod pressure and have been for 10+ years.. and now in the last six months arthritis in lower back and hands has flared immensly.... any one else have lisinopril comments.

Thanks Tom

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 16, 2017 at 11:39am

Belated birthday wishes Harry, I have been up in Truckee and Tahoe city all week and working long hours. And have not been online, I have a couple more weeks up there, winter is coming fast up in the Sierras I have been working about 250 yards from Lake Tahoe the elevation at lake level is about 6,250' above sea level the mornings are getting cooler as fall is coming. Stay well.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on September 16, 2017 at 11:28am

Harold glad you and Joan are doing better stay well.


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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