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Amlodipine and extreme bloating

I would like to know if anyone else has experienced bloating and seemingly increased list of foods that you can't tolerate? I was on Amlodipine for about 10 years but stopped on 1 August because I thought it might be causing hair loss. I am now on Telmisartan and Indapamide. About two years ago I realised that I was lactose intolerant. I eliminated lactose but there was an increasing number of foods that I reacted to. 

I have have been on Telmisartan which is an angiotensin receptor blocker for 5 weeks and I am able to eat some normal dairy products. The only that has changed is the blood pressure medication. What do you all think? GPs think it is all in my mind and it is a nocebo effect. 

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  • ann c.04098 ann c.04098 paula90338

    I think being a doctor is in the mind of your doctor.. please change him/her... educate yourself about what you are taking and go as natural as possible.. 

  • ann c.04098 ann c.04098 paula90338

    Good for you Paula.. you are darn right doctors don't like it.. Did you know here in that states they actually get rewarded for getting people on medication and get penalized if they fail to create a patient.. particularly where bp is concerned..  lowering numbers is actually bad for you and the Joint National Committee sets the guidelines.. I'm furious at the healthcare system....and what it is doing to people.. and the worst part is people are letting them do it..Why because the trust their doctor...

    • paula90338 paula90338 ann c.04098

      I believe that here in the UK, GPs surgery receives points (which will be converted to money) for diagnosing people with hypertension and other conditions but I don't know exactly how it works. Why people trust their doctor implicitly? I only last week told my GP that I have a problem trusting doctors. 

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