Amlodipine & Nightmares

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Hi everyone, anbody having insomnia and nightmares when they do sleep with amlodipine?

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    I had to stop this after 10 days, lots of side affects. Very painful legs and arms, only sleeping for about 2 hours, and then I was getting AF, pulse was around 100, bear in mind, this drug was to remedy my AF. I am now on Digoxin, so far , minimal side affects.
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    I had exactly the same problem Paul. Unable to sleep through the night properly. Waking every hour or so COMPLETELY. Nightmares to the extent my husband would be woken by my shouting in my sleep. All this has stopped since I stopped taking Amlodopine but it took about 3 months to finally get it all out of my system. I am now back to sleeping like a baby and absolutely NO nightmares smile 
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      Hi Caroline, Thanks for that information, especially the length of time off Amlodipine for the nightmares to stop. I stopped Amlodipine 6 days ago, already feel myself lifting emotionally, thinking is inspired again, forgetfulness getting better.

      Seems weird that things are happening this quickly.

      Thanks again for the duration of the Nightmares after stopping, I can look at getting off the sleeping tablets I was prescribed to stop them over the next couple of months.

      Sorry this may be a bit personal but were your nightmares depairing & hopeless? Mine were awful and I couldn't scream as I was resigned to my fate, (hopeless). I'll be glad to see an end to them.

      However, fortunately my Gp is very good and understanding, pays attention and is going along with me.

      I'm much happier now.

      Thanks again for your input, Very helpful & kind of comforting knowing it wan't just me who suffered these nightmares.

      All the best to you, and thanks

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      Hi Paul

      Yes, my nightmares were indeed despairing and hopeless and I can remember struggling to scream out loud in my nightmare and not being able to - hence my shouting in my sleep and waking my poor husband who THEN had to wake me up to stop me shouting sad Never had nightmares like them before or since smile Hope you are much better again very soon smile 

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    Yes I am back on amlodipine and I always wake twice during the night and notice cramps in the feet in the evening and and cramps to calf muscles in the early hours so have to get out of bed to massage same, can be quite painful. Now with metaformin as blood sugar up to 7.8 as now diagnosed t2 diabetic. Symptoms are aching loints rotating around the body to different places on different days. At the moment its to knuckles of lefthand.  I do have strange dreams.. The doctor has just told me to drop the amilodipine and says I should be on candersartan so we will see... Swelling of feet down after coming off candersartan previously.
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      Hi there, I'm now 8/9 days off amlodipine, Still getting cramps lower legs and feet especially if elevated and then down to the floor. Hoping these will disappear after a period and the dreams closely thereafter. Cramps I could cope with but never had such nightmares, I didn't want to sleep, never mind couldn't. I'll keep posting every couple of days now I've stopped amlodipine and report when cramps stop and dreams stop. Just as a matter of interest my blood pressure whilst resting is constant 120/30 over 75/85 so looks like (at the moment at least) that I didn't need the amlodipine anyway. My mood is still lifting and I feel clearer in my head (not forgetting as much) after the nine days off. Keep you posted
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