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I can't believe there is a forum just for this medication. I have read the odd thread in the Hypertension section about it, but it has taken me nearly 10 months here to stumble upon this.
I imagine you can sort of guess why I'm here. I am on Am, have been for two years since I came out of hospital, along with many other medications.
I started to get foot/ankle/lower leg oedema/swelling about seven months ago and then venous ulcers, which don't have open wounds any more, but that doesn't mean they won't come back and the scars are there.
Prior to finding this forum, I have done a fair bit of research, which is how I narrowed it down to which medication it was. I have been meaning to see my GP and get it sorted, but I'm always getting round to doing things.
Anyway, picked up my parcel of medications from a well known high st chemist and the pharmacist wanted a chat as I'm a long term customer. Asked me how I was and any problems with the medications. So I spoke up, mentioned the Am and showed my ankles.
She winced and said I need to get it changed, I must speak to my GP and she will talk to me next month when I come to pick up my meds. She mentioned I think, Ramipril as an alternative. But I don't want o swap one side effect medication to another side effect medication. And a quick internet look up says Ramipril has its fair share of problems.
Any suggestiosn/advice, I have already sent my GP an email asking to change it.
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