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I read the discussion on Amolodipine and was greatly relieved. I am already on three anti-hypertensives and my BP is still not normal. My cardiologist added Amolodipine. I was taking it in the morning and I was so tired and sleepy, I could barely function at work. I then switched over to taking it at bedtime. I wake up each morning and my legs ache live I have just run a marathon. I am still physically drained during the day, and when I don't have to work, I end up taking a nap in the morning and the afternoon--and I am still sleepy. I see my cardiologist next week. However, I am going to try not taking it for a few days to see if it makes a difference. On the positive side, my BP is now normal!

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    You did not mention the dosage you take. Maybe your doctor could lower that.

    Also, the combination with your the other medication could be the cause of the severe effect you've been experiencing.

    I take amlodipine 5 mg for years and it helps. I get cramps in my left ankle occasionally but that's no disaster.

    Please see your doctor and discuss other alternatives.

    Good luck.

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    I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOUR BP IS NORMAL. due to the swelling i was experiencing i lowered mines to 5 mg the doctor had me on 10. i am fine now no swelling and my by is great. no headaches since i stated this medication.

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