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I have had borderline hypertension my entire life, but am typically just below 140/90. Recently, I had a few high readings around 145/91, so the doctor started me on 5mg amlodopine.
For the first week I had a few readings around 130/70. Having taken the medicine for about 30 days, I am constantly aware of my BP and can feel my heart beating. My BP has been reading higher lately and fluctuating a lot. I have had readings such as 151/90, 165/95, and even 160/135 on my home monitor since then, and during my stress test yesterday I passed but I started at 155/95 the BP got up to 208/90.
Now the doctor has to doubled the amlodopine to 10mg and added metopolol 25 also.
It seems like my BP is fluctuating more and has actually raised since starting Amlodopine. Has anybody else had th same issues?!?
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