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Hi, I have been taking Amlodipine 5mg for about 6 months now and was prescribed this because my BP was over 180/90 on my first visit to my new GP and about 150-160/120 on other visits. I am 56 years old and have felt the worse I have felt my whole life, I get dizzy spells, heart palpations, hot sweats, tremors and lots of aches and pains in all my muscles, I have also gained almost 1 stone in this time and look and feel awful but I never once put it down to the medication I was taking!!! It was only because a friend of mine asked on a social network who was taking BP tablets and I replied that I was and what I was on, she then said that this drug had horrible side effects and that I should look them up on the web and I found this group and cannot believe that all the symptoms most people have/are suffering are exactly the same as mine!!
I am also taking 10mg of Ezetrol for High Cholesterol. I did not take my Amlodipine yesterday but I have now read that you can get withdrawal symptoms and now dont know what to do for the best, I have never been checked since given the medication so apart from taking my own reading with my own BP machine I dont really know if they work or not. My last reading was 139/80. Could anyone advise if I should maybe take one every other day and then one every two days until the packet is finished or should I just stop and make an appointment with my doc to say I do not want to be on them anymore as I have terrible side effects.... someone HELP pleeeeeeeeeease!!
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