Amlodipine been on it since last August not sure if these are side effects?

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hi,I've had hbp for a number of years mainly anxiety induced and a have a real phobia of having my bp took,anyway had a ruptured brain aneurysm and stroke and ended up with hydrocephalus for which I have a shunt,not on any meds for the aneurysm as they think I was born with it,only on BP meds and painkillers cause my shunt overdrains🤦‍♀️ was on labetalol throughout my pregnancies and after but my docs were unable to get it anymore so started me on amlodipine 10mg then added losartan 75mg been on these since like last sep,at docs my BP normally 160/90 but when I got admitted to a&e it was 245/125 because I was having a panic attack, I have bought a wrist monitor to try and get over my fear of having it took,which seems to be working and checked it against another omron monitor to validate it and it tends to run 3 or 4 points higher than an upper arm one,ever since about a month or 2 after starting the meds I feel so much more tired,suffer terrible itching at times which req8me to take antihistamines, have put weight on and am having indigestion and heartburn alot I'm just not sure if it's related but I cut my amlodipine in half to 5mg and the tummy pain has eased alot still got the heartburn, my bp at the moment is roughly 160/100 morning afternoon 140/85 and evening 130-135 _80-85 late evening after a glass of wine its dropped as low as 114/58 ,anyway sorry for the long post but do these no.s sound ok? and does anyone else get any simil8side effects from bp meds? thank you

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    I don't know about the weight gain, only amlodipine might make you feel poorly and you then eat something to try to make yourself feel better.

    That morning average is rather high. My morning reading tends to be the highest, too. Do you get enough sleep? Too much sleep?

    I found 10mg of amlodipine was horrible for me, 5mg was just a little horrible, but my BP was treated better without any, using other drugs, an ACE/ARB olmesartan and a very small dose of beta blocker atenolol.

    There's also the wrist monitor, which doesn't have a great reputation for accuracy, but if you see that same pattern every day then it's probably accurate enough - no BP monitor is all that accurate, frankly. In fact, mine reads differently when it's cold, and that's part of the reason my morning readings sometimes get scary. A second read a minute or two later is much lower, the meter just needs the warmup!

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