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Hi all, I have been diagnosed with very high blood pressure and was first put in Ramipril but had to come off due to severe cramps in legs (weirdly went all the way up the front), nightmares and choking fits. My doctor gave me Losartan which were a dream (I thought) as no nasty side effects. However I have now been taken off them as they didn't lower my blood pressure (last reading 177/102) so started on Amlopidine 5mg 3 days ago. The doctor warned me my ankles could swell slightly but I wasn't prepared for the unbearable migraine headaches, nightmares and loud ringing in the ears! I have otosclerosis and menieres, wear a hearing aid due to loss of hearing and am used to tinnitus but Amlodipine has made it it worse. On top of that I feel nauseous and that's just after 3 days I don't want to damage my already damaged hearing any more but wondered whether I am giving the side effects a chance to settle. Has anyone else experienced similar problems? I would be grateful for any advice please. Thanks for your time.
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