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When I discovered my pharmacist was giving me different colored pills, their answer was we haven;t gotten a shipment from our manufacturer, so we're using another pharmaceutical. I told my Primary Care dr. who told me to get another Pharmacy. The new pharmacy was horrible. So I went back to the old pharmacy & she said I should get a new doctor. When I called to seemy doctor to inform hm I had been off amlodipine 6 months due to dizziness, his office staff told me he wanted me to go to the ER. Just ridiculous1 S I got rid of him. His M.A. staff never took accurate BP readings & I askedhim to give me a second reading every time. Systolic ws always 20 - 30 pts higher than the first. So with a new doctor who can't see me until Dec. 2nd, and on my own, I go back on 5 mgs. in July, and by Oct. 24 I renew a prescription from the old doctor & the lousy pharmacy as thatis where the 3 mo. presciption was. Within 1 hr 15 minutes of taking it (a light blue tablet M A9) different from the last prescription that was white (I didnt note the coding) I was incapacitated with Vertigo. I couldnt walk or function. The pharmcist had quit as the store was closing & this was a young guy Id never seen. He kept telling me to go to the ER when I said I was overcome with dizziness after taking it. I didn;t go anywhere but made appt to see an ENT & Audiologist. The ENT was uncaring, apathetic, and smirking. He said had a lot of inner eye wax he removed, the audiologist was better, BUT the 3 days of testing showed nothing WRONG. I had to wit 4 days to get the report from th ENT. He said I had inflammation but refused to be specific. I asked was it the vesticular canal? NO Did I have displaced crystals? NO. Was the Vargus nerve damaged. NO. He put me on hold 30 minutes & guess he was shocked I was still there. In a minute he put me on hold again, and I quickly asked him COULD IT BE AMLODIPINE? NO. I ended up hanging up after being on hold another 10 minutes & asked for a report to be mailed by the office and it came today ~ Nothing was wrong with my ears. SO DID AMLODIPINE CAUSE THE SEVERE DEBILITATING DIZZINESS ~ I could barely walk. I was an invalid for 2 weeks. Today is day 15 and I am able to walk with a stick and drive locally, shop with a cart to steady myself. I'm improving every day that I'm off this drug. But I decided to see how many manufacturers make this drug. I came up with 9 companies. More on the next post. Linda
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