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I'm looking for some reassurance from others that have suffered / suffering with similar symptoms ( although i can see its been well covered)
so before xmas 2019, i was in work and experienced numbness and pins and needles on the LHS of my entire body. took myself to the gp and found my bp was 220 / 120 ( im 34).
after a breif call to a and e for tests, i was sent home and told to contact my gp for adjustment of bp as i was on 5mg of ramapril at the time (although very spasmodic at taking it). my gp prescribed 5mg of amlodipine and upped my ramapril to 10mg to bring my bp down. however, within 2 / 3 days of taking it, was experiencing symptoms of gastritis, severe abdominal pain, bloating, burping etc until the following day, it subsided. as it was the only thing id changed at the time, i decided it must have been the amlodipine causing the pain, so decided to stop taking it. a week later, after another bout of gastritis, i went to my gp who said my symptoms i was describing (abdiminal pain, burping, etc) was a peptic ulcer, causing the gastritis, but said i HAD to take the amlodipine, as it wouldnt cause any of the side effects i was describing. i was given a prescription of lansoprazole and was told if the symptoms didnt improve within 6 weeks, i would need to be referred for an endoscope.
needless to say, since the visit to my gp the second week of january, my symptoms havent subsided, im now waiting for a referral for the endoscope, and have been signed off sick from work, with a prescription for sertraline, for anxiety and stress, due to my abdominal pain. ive had 4 blood tests this year so far with no abnormalities.
has any body else had gastric (gastritis symptoms) on these tablets, and did they subside when they were stopped? its driving me insane looking for the cause of the pain...
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