Bleeding when going to the toilet.

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Well I have not had much luck with the medication for my high blood pressure, complain to the doctor several times about it, a lot of blood when I go to the toilet, brilliant red, the doctor does not understand why, I have tried a few different tablets but they all eventually make me bleed.

I had to stopped taking them eventually and no problem for several months, because of being a 24/7 carer it does not leave me hardly any time to myself, to check my blood pressure, unfortunately I had a stroke, went and checked my blood pressure straight away and found that it was 220,

 after coming out of hospital for my stroke, the doctors there prescribed Amlodipine, I was on it in November till now March, it started from the beginning of March, since I'm bleeding much more than I ever had I have decided to stop taking it, and put myself on aspirins till I can figure something out, I am not in the position like before to keep asking my doctor, now with a stroke and my wife cannot be left alone, she requires my 24 7 care it is much harder.

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    I can believe your doctor 'doesn't understand why' if that is the case it is his/her job to see that your condition is investigated urgently. Insist on seeing a specialist
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    colin64712...Why don't you simply go to the Emergency at the hospital!!! You're bleeding...AND you took yourself off blood pressure pills which you should never do without doctor's supervision., PLUS you've had a stroke are experiencing unexplained bleeding when you go to the toilet. Unexplained bleeding must be investigated.I'm sure you'll eventually be told that taking aspirin CAN and usually DOES cause more bleeding. Go!
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    Colin, you need to speak to the district nursing service, which is separate from your doctor and ask for help as is your right as a carer. I have been in your position , caring for my late husband, and inevitably neglecting my own health.During the latter part of his illness the district nurse arranged a night sitter so that i could have sleep. In your circumstances I feel sure they would help with a sitter while you go to the doctors. You have to think what will happen to your wife if you have a second stroke, and also yourself, at best you could be left with a severe disability.

    The doctor you have spoken to is wrong to expect you to cope with this. You urgently need help.

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    Thanks all of you for your reply, I am extremely grateful. I am shattered at present just trying to cope.

    The Problems I have is colossal and a very long story, I will talk to you all when I get a chance.

     I have got to grab some rests because I hardly get much sleep, because of my wife condition she hardly sleeps at night and I have to check her every two or three hours to see that she need changing.

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     An email sent to my doctor, he generally never bothers to answer them.

    After a six-month break from my medication because of bleeding in my stool, unfortunately because of not having the time to keep an eye on my blood pressure, I had received a stroke, but the medication I receive from the hospital pharmacists gave me no side effects but the recent change in makes from chemist have started my bleeding again.

     I believe the hospitals pharmacists was using a make called "accord" the make that chemist is using BRISTOL seem to have this horrible side effects on me. I came across an article warning about changes in generic makes alerted me to my problem. I have currently stopped the Amlodipine  and currently taking aspirin's in its place.

    When switching to a generic, monitor your condition carefully.

    When switching from a brand name to a generic drug, or from one generic to another, note any changes you feel and tell your doctor immediately. It could be a difference in the medication causing the changes in you.

    If you have experienced an unexpected and adverse change in your condition after being switched to a generic medication, you or your doctor may also want to report this.

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