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Been on Amlodopine for about six months. Suddenly started feeling very low and depressed. Also stated hallucinating a little and feeling very anxious. Stopped taking it and feel much better. Be careful because you begin to feel like you are are going a little crazy. This drug i found out has been banned in Holland for such reasons.

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    crazy !--yes i thought i was going like it taking this drug has reduced me to this--------pins and needled so bad i couldnt sleep or sit for long without moving----quality of life terrible when taking it no wonder they banned ti in holland ! my gp doesnt care
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    I have had 2 periods of hallucinations and crazyness with this drug. The second time I was prescribed the drug by mistake when normal GP was on holiday (different manufacturer). How long after stopping is it before drug is out of system and crazyness wears off
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    my mother[76 years old] has been taking amlodipine and antenolol for the last month for the treatment of high blood pressure she is suffering with the following side affects:



    bleeding gums

    difficulty sleeping

    loss of appetite



    does anyone know of any alternative medication with less side affects


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    I found the problem I experienced similar to your mother was associated with the many calcium-based BP medication and after discussing with my normal GP, I changed to a potassium-based BP medication Losartan 100Mg and recently added Doxazosin 1Mg to reduce BP to new Government guidelines. I am 69 years old and I am still trying to find out how long these drugs you refer stay in the system, after taking those drugs 6 months ago for a 2nd time unknowingly prescribed whilst in hospital?
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    I was on Felodopine which had constantly made me feel terrible in one way or another, i received a letter from my doctor to say that he is taking me off this medication and putting me on Amlodipine,

    the side affects that i now have are far more severe than the previous medication, i have now ceased taking this medication, can anyone tell me how long it will be before it is out of my system.

    Many thanks.

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    I've been on this over a year and just read through its horrifying side effects.

    I now feel I wish GPs would take the time to read the side effects prior to prescribing- or at least hand you a leaflet listing them....

    Now I feel I'm getting into the malicious medicine cycle of adding another drug to counter another, and another to counter the previous one and so on....

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    I was prescribed this drug Amlodipine 5mg back in 2004 along with others for high BP which have built up over the years.

    I have been suffering with severe bouts of trembling, full body tingling hands and feet too, hot spells, headaches, nightmares and sleepless night , blurry eye sight which all have worsened over the years.  I have seen doctors and specialists who have found nothing wrong. I get the feeling they do not care. Some say I'm doing it to myself. I feel these drug/s have ruined my life. I feel so bad most of the time that I might die.

    I must be crazy as I never thought it could be Amlodipine. My BP is still not controlled.

    I stopped yesterday and now on Felodipine.  


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