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Hello, on the first of the year I woke up with chest pain/tightness and some asthmatic like symptoms. I have a bicuspid aortic valve so I monitored my blood pressure which was slightly high and called my cardiologist who put my on 2.5mg of norvasc. Later on in the month I started having bad regurgitation. Called my GP and he told me to start taking 20mg of prilosec. I started to notice less regurgitation but in Feb I started to feel a sensation of a lump in my throat. I was then referred to a GI specialist. Had an endoscopy and was informed I had mild esophagitis. He told me to continue prilosec. No help. Beginning of march I had an esophageal manometry and 24hr pH study. Was informed my esophageal motility was low and was probably caused by continued reflux. Was informed to take prilosec twice a day. I've since continued to exercise, remain active and eat well. I'm 27, 5'4 and weigh 135 pounds. It is driving me crazy and I feel like I am not the prime candidate for these symptoms. I also noticed some swollen pockets on the top off my feet .
Last week I read online that calcium channel blockers can cause reflux because it can relax the LES and allow acid into the esophagis. With the permission of my cardiologist I stopped taking the amlodipine on 4/19/2017. The first 4 days I felt terrible. High anxiety and nerviousness with some weird feelings in my body. My blood pressure remained normal and those anxiety symptoms seemed to have went away.
If the amlodipine was the cause of the reflux how long will it take the side effects to go away after taking it 4 months? I'm ready to feel normal again. The doctors seem to have no idea what could be causing this. This is the only thing I have to blame at the moment.
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