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I have high blood pressure. My former doctor put me on a medium-low dose of amlodipine but, for me, it had intolerable side effects (I can't remember the exact dosage). After 2 weeks I stopped taking it and refused to restart. My new doctor also would like to put me on it but I told him that if he prescribed it I wouldn't take it because I cannot think straight and can barely drive my car due to extreme "spaciness" when I take that drug. Bad dreams and nightmares also bothered me while I was trying to get used to it. He seems to not believe me. He keeps telling me that I'll get past that and everyone gets "dizzy" when their blood pressure starts to drop from too high to normal. I tried to explain to him that that was not what I was experiencing but he looked at me like I was nuts.
My questions are: Why do some people have bad side-effects from this drug while others do not? Do others have reactions to this drug that are similar to what I described?
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