Back Ache\\Weight Gain

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I am 48yrs old and have sufferend from anxiety related HBP for years. Every time I go to the Docs and he mentions taking my BP, for some weird reason which I cannot explain, it goes racing through the roof!!!I was on atenolol for about 5 years and a couple of months ago my GP decided to try Amlodipine instead. I am now suffering with terrible lower bach pain (near tail bone), cant stop eating and feel extremely depressed - after reading other posts I am wondering if this is related to the Amlodipine. Has anyone else suffered from these symptoms since starting on this drug?

Thanks DBT

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    I am going to see my GP tomorrow as am having same symptoms. Can't stop eating (thereby gaining weight) and have developed back pain (kidney area). Also suffer with swollen ankles for the first time in my life plus occasionally some of the other symptoms. But weight gain is worst. Am now 4 stone heavier than before started on amlodipine.
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    I had exactly the same experience with Amlodipine. A few days after starting it I had very unpleasant lower back pain as well as pains in the liver area and upper back. After three weeks of this I came off it. Within two days the pains were gone. Am now on Ramipril which is making me very tired but at least no pains. We shall see what happens.
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    I have been on bp tablets for 10 yrs, GP changed medication to amlodipine 10mg 20 months ago, over time I have back pain, leg pain and cramps, insomnia and lack of concentration and fatigue. I have complained to my GP but to no avail, he suggested that I should seek specialist advice. I had x rays and MRI scan-nothing out of the ordinary for a 65 year old. The doctor has me thinking it is just me and nothing to do with the meds, but this site proves otherwise. I will be seeing my GP to get off these drugs ASAP. I figure most drugs work for most people, but not enough attention is paid to the ones where it doesn't work, Amlodipine is a typical example
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    Hi,

    I am a 47 year old woman who has been taking amlodipine for 2 months for hypertension. I have put on over a stone in weight, and have unexplained low back pain and joint pain in my right hip. I did not make the connection until I read these posts this morning!

    I am seeing my GP later today, and hopefully he will agree that the pain is a side effect of the drug!

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    Thanks for these responses.

    I am definitely going to see if i can change medication.

    My legs are ankles swell really badly during the course of the day and by evening they are huge!! This is really painful and makes me feel really depressed.

    Thanks again

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    This is in response to the post by \"dbt\".

    I have what is called \"white coat hypertension\" and my BP only rises when I'm at the doctors. I was put on Amlodipine and had awful side-effects. Then my doctor suggested a 24 heart monitor. It proved that, once at home, my BP goes back to normal. If you suspect that you don not have hight BP then request a 24 hour monitor via your GP.

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    Took AM for about five years ,when prescribed first I put on nearly three & half stone in three months. Dr said it was diet, which I hadn,t changed also suffered from tiredness, confusion, swollen eyes and joint pain, Dr still put it down to overeating. Three months ago stopped taking it and have lost two stone already, eyes don't swell and I am capable of recalling memories. Dr has stated I must have changed my diet. I am also now suffering from diabetes and oesteoarthritis...was this because of the rapid weight gain?
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    have been on amplopidine for a while now. have really sore fingers and am struggling to drive the car as i have difficulty in changing gear, as my fingers are really sore.l have lower back pain also have very painful hips am short of breath and feel really ill. don't want to do anything . going to doctors today after reading this post from the forum. i also feel really depressed and very tearful.
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