arm muscle weakness and candesartan 8mg

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for a few days candesartan was helpfull then the side effects set in. especially dizziness and arm muscle pain and elbow joint any one else have this problem

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    I've had a warm feeling in my left arm only. It comes and goes in different spots. Sometimes it feels sharper. I'm trying to figure out if its the medicine or something caused by a previous tooth infection.

    I was previously taking a high blood pressure medicine that caused low potassium levels so I had terrible aches in my legs. I saw four different doctors before one mentioned that this could happen with that medication. In between time I suffered.

    Now here we go again?

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    I also take candesartan 8 mg level and have experienced muscle and joint pains in elbow, knee, and ankle. The worst being my right knee. As a result my GP arranged both an X-ray and scan of that area. Results suggest normal wear and tear linked to age (in my 60's) . However, this does not address the muscle weakness and pain elsewhere . Having just read the possible side effects of this drug I clearly need to return to the GP as this possibility has not been discussed with me .

    I have also been playing badminton in a vague attempt to keep fit and this could obviously contribute too but

    This forum discussion opens up the side effect possibility too . Anyone else ?

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    I am on Candesartan 8mgs (was on 16mgs until 3 months ago)

    I have always felt that my muscle tone is affected by Candesartan.

    The problems I have identified are

    Sluggish bowels

    Sprains that take months to recover

    Joint pains that cause me to wake frequently at night.

    My BP is now within normal limits and I believe it is the combination of Candesartan and Amlodepine 5mgs that has given me a healthy BP level.

    I do Yoga and swimming to try and counteract theses effects with some good results.

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