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i have now stopped taking Amlodipine after 6 weeks after originally being prescribed it for high blood pressure, alongside Ramipril 10mg, which I have been taking for years.
a couple of weekends ago I developed palpitations/fast heart rate after having a few units of alcohol, my heart rate rose to 180-200bpm, VERY SCARY!!
i have had smaller episodes since then, but not only does the heart rate I crease but I felt light headed, cold, shivery and jaw/neck stiffness and cold hands and feet, felt like something bad was going to happen. my GP stopped the drug immediately which I did on Monday. Apparently, it takes approx 11 days - 14 days to be completely out of your system!!
has anyone else had the same side effects as these, and if so, do the palpitations disappear when drug is out of your system. I'm hoping these frightening symptoms are reversible once the drug has been flushed out!
i'm scared to have even one drink of alcohol now!
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