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  • Amlodipine Hell.. coming off it.

    I was put on Amlodipine about 2 1/2 months ago for slighlty high BP. (Im 45 super fit kick box all the time) About 1 month in I noticed heart palputations laying in bed at night , and small bouts of blurry vision. 2 month mark I was tired all the time and had chest and left arm pain. Been to ER had...

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  • Alternatives to Amlodipine?

    H,i im so glad i found this forum. I was prescribed this drug, 5mg daily, 7 weeks ago for very high blood pressure after having a 24 hour b.p. monitor and have been going downhill ever since. For the last week I have been almost crippled with very swollen feet, ankles and lower leg, which ache all...

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  • Reduction from 10mg to 5mg Amlodipine

    Hi there! Has anyone had their meds reduced from 10 to 5mg and did you feel a difference? Im hoping that my hair starts to get strong again and that the damn water retention goes☺ fingers crossed!

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  • This can be a dangerous medication - beware!

    I took 5mg of amlodipine without problems for about a month. After the first-week period of adjustment, in which it completely knocked me out, I felt normal again and was overjoyed that it lowered and kept my usual 150+/90+ BP down to a textbook 120/80 (with minor variation). But then side effects began...

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  • Amlodipine - gastric/bowel problems

    Have been on Amlodipine (10mg) as well as Enalapril maleate for high blood pressure. The amlodopine was prescribed 18 months ago and adverse symptoms crept up on me over time. These included: nausea, lower back pain, loose stools frequently and excessive flatulence. But the worst one was a constant...

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  • high blood pressure and anxiety

    Hi all. I posted a message some months ago regarding my BP, I went to the GP and ended up in hypertension crisis 200/110! My GP made me sit in the surgery for couple of hours and started me on amlodipine, this was fine until I had horrific side effects and ended up unable to walk, after few weeks was...

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  • Amlodipine causes severe dizziness?

    I have been on Amlodipine for about 15 months having been changed over from Atenolol. Around 6 months ago I started getting bad dizzy spells occasionally. Doctor thought my BP might have gotten too low so reduced dosage to 5mg per day (from 10mg). At first it seemd to help, although I did get the feeling...

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  • Hair loss due to Amlodipine

    I had been on Amlodipine 5mg for some years,during this time I had begun to notice my hair thinning and becmoing fine and lifeless.After regular checks earlier this year my b/p was unacceptably high consistently and the dose was increased to 10mg.My b/p was still not within normal limits after 4-6 weeks...

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  • Late Onset Edema on Amlodipine

    I am 46 years old and I have been on amlodipine for nearly two years now. All of a sudden this weekend I noticed my ankles swelling, the left more than the right. I had been getting a little short of breath, but I attribute that to the fact that I am way less active than I used to be and I have been...

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  • I know its was amlodipine!

    I am a healthy 58 yr old and normally very active. BP was rising over the last year or so to 178/98 and so this Jan my Doc put me on Amlodipine 5mg. Thats when it started. Firstly with a loss of energy, then total loss of stamina, I felt like a Zombie all the time. As the month progressed I started to...

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  • How long do side effects last after long time use?

    I am interested in hearing from anyone who has taken Amlodipine for several years, who suffered side effects and how long did it take for all side effects to stop.  I am not talking initial side effects, but to truly feel OK again. Please let me know, suffering after 3 months off, after 5 years...

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  • Amlodipine 5mg Side Effects - Horrible!

    I started researching the Side effects of amlodipine (from users not just what's on the pamphlet you get from the pharmacy, which I always read) as I've been on it for four weeks and am starting to have some serious side effects. From my understanding that's typically about the time the...

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  • Amlodipine And Stomach Pain

    I'm new to this site so please excuse me if I am posting incorrectly or not following the right thread etc. Firstly I want to thank the people good enough to post about their negative experiences on the BP medication amlodipine. Without this I would still be suffering and struggling for answers and...

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  • Amlodopine side effects ....still.

    Have been off Amlodopine for about 8 weeks and am still having weird side effects. Just today my nose was blocked, my lungs felt stiff and half-filled and the doom and gloom feels like it will never go. Do these symptoms eventually go away? Always feel ill, never 100%. Some days l actually feel ok...

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  • Amlodipine nightmare

    Several significant changes have occurred since taking this drug. Initially I took 5mg in the morning which resulted in severe headaches. I didn't make a connection at first and underwent tests for sight, which resulted in glasses for reading, and then I had hearing tests. The headaches continued...

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  • How long to the side effects last after stopping Amlodipine

    Please can anyone tell me how long do the side effects of Amlodipine last after stopping them. I stopped them 8 days ago and each day until three days ago I felt a bit better but the last couple of days I have been feeling bad again, not as bad as before but still bad. I keep getting a feeling of dread...

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  • Amlodipine – swelling of feet, difficult to walk

    I am aged 55, male, and I suffered a stroke five years ago, with a loss of much of my eyesight. I find these days that even the slightest stumble, for example hitting an uneven paving slab, can cause my feet to swell up badly. Three weeks ago, I was unable to walk, and could only get around the house...

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  • The slow build up of side effects- anyone had the same?

    I was prescribed amlodipine 5mg and then, very quickly, 10 mg about 1 year ago. My high bp was detected by my optician via an eye test (!). I have only just discovered this site and wish I had done so earlier. I am 64, married, semi-retired/work part-time, am fairly active ( e.g. do a lot of walking;...

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  • Amlodipine - Gastric problems?

    Having been stunned by the number of bad experiences folk have had taking Amlodipine I feel the need to make my own contribution. Two months ago I had Amlodipine added to my current prescription of Irbesartan and Bendroflumethiazide to counteract my raised blood pressure, usually around 110/99. Certainly...

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  • Stopping AMLODIPINE ......experience explained .

    Hello to everyone .. I have benefited so much from the posts in the forum .. thanks ... I like to post a simple narration for those who are coming off it and share the experience or nightmare ... It seems there are those with immediate bad effects with days of taking Am and those whose symtoms develop...

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  • Maybe all my symptoms were caused by Amlodipine

    I have been on this med for about 3 years now. Recently I developed a rash at the top of my arms which then spread across the top of my back and my chest. I also suffer with health anxiety so I was getting concerned about it. I finally plucked up the courage to see the gp who said she thought it might...

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  • Anybody experience withdrawal symptons when stopping Amlodipine?

    Hi everyone!  I have decided to wean and eventually stop taking amlodipine. I started at 5 mgs per day and was getting some of the side effects that most people here on these discussion forums have experienced. I spoke to my gp about 3 weeks ago and she wanted me to continue taking the meds. I was...

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  • Amlodopine side effects

    Hi there, I was diagnosed with high bp about a year ago, it was consistantly about 154/95 - so the dr put me on a brand called Zemtard which he said was especially good for tackling the top number ( sorry no technical blurb, early hours of the morning!) anyway these gave me huge boobs and weight gain...

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  • awful drug be careful

    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...

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  • Amlodipine and Atrial Fibrillation?

    I am 45 years old and I have been on 5mg amlodipine for about 2 years for a blood pressure that tends to spike. I was first on Lisinopril and then Valsartan though I had to stop those medications within a few weeks of starting due to tachycardia/palpatations which prevented me from walking any significant...

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  • After looking on the net about Amlodipine besylate.

    After looking on the net about Byslate with amlodipine,  shocked to see Besylate  is Benzenesulfonic Acid ,    Once used to produced Phenol in diluted form used as a Polymer Stripping agent ,     PAINT STIPPER ?? ,And i have been wondering about Petechia , No wonder...

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  • excessive urination

    Does any one have the side effect of needing to urinate more especially at night.Since going on 10 mg of amlodipine i can't stop going to the loo every five minutes.What have other people done about the excessive urination? andy

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  • Itching

    Hi i have been taking these for 4 weeks now. I was on Rimpiril but developed a very bad cough, apparently a side effect of these. I have now got the most annoying itching all over going on Has anyone else experienced this at all. I tingle and itch all over. very bazarre but woudl be interested...

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  • Amlodipine

    Amlodipine It seems to me that one of the problems is deciding what might be a side-effect of the Amlodipine (or any other drug) and what might be due to something else.  Before I was prescribed Amlodipine, I tried Ramipril.  My arms, legs and buttocks ached constantly, and I felt depressed. ...

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  • Sore mouth

    ive been taking amlodipine for approx 8 years. off and on I have been having bouts of sore mouth and tongue. My tongue feels like it's at times on fire as if I have scalled it, which I haven't. its also associated with cold sweats on my head and face and a generally feeling of being cold. certain...

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  • perhaps an old question ? can we do something else ?

    Hi everyone, I am Aroop , and my mum is 82 with high BP especially at night when she sleeps. It has been a long road of trials and errors (I am mechanical engineer). I had blindly accepted to take medication (for mum) , and never really checked the facts. She was prescribed medication to be taken...

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  • 9 weeks off Amlodipine no more head aches

    After about 9 weeks of head aches stopping amlodipine no more head aches , only just found out by my GP it was the Consultant at the Hospital  that stopped Amlodipine not the GP ,Gastroentrolagist , I have Crohns .Now did Amlodipine cause Crohns, It seems AM just might interfere with or cause...

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  • Amlodipine

    Well having come off this drug because it caused such fast, horrible side effects - I am trying to reduce my blood pressure through diet and exercise. This means no salty foods/added salt, very limited caffiene or none at all, beetroot juice, bananas, and a sour cherry concentrate. all of which seem...

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