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Hi! We are Monica's daughters. Many of you may know that our mom, Monica Way, recently spent 5 days in the hospital this last week for a still unknown cause of swelling and high blood pressure. She was able to come home on Tuesday and now another journey begins. Recovery. 
What Happened and What We Know
Monica was experiencing painful swelling in her neck and feet two weeks ago. After an urgent care visit, she took some Benedryl and managed the symptoms which seemed to disappear. Then on June 8th, the swelling returned even worse and she felt light headed and in pain. She then went to urgent care where they checked her blood pressure which was reaching over 240. This put her at risk for a stroke. She was given an ACE inhibitor to manage her blood pressure.  Luckily she did not have a stroke.

ACE Inhibitors can cause angioedema which is mild to severe swelling in the neck, throat, tongue, hands and feet in like 0.1 to 0.7 of the people taking this drug. This happened to her exactly…