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  • ablation after 9 years

     I had an svt episode last year needing hospitalisation lasted 6 hours until adenosine administered. Saw consultant las week after discussion with him we have decided on another ablation attempt 3rd one. last ablation done in 2009, have been on bisoprolol and flecainide since last ablation. have...

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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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  • Anyone has completely recovered from the effects of Amlodipine?

    Hello dear forum members ... I have been on this forum for months but could not be sure if anyone has fully been off amlodipine and reversed all the side effects? It appears that there are many stories of relief .. but always some issues linger .. and it may or may not be because of subsequent changer...

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  • Amlodipine nightmare

    My doctor started me on Amlodipine 5mg. Within a week I started having facial tingling and anxiety. My doctor firmly believed that these symptoms were not related to the amlodipine. I continued to take the medication and began to have arm weakness and my legs would feel heavy walking up and down stairs....

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  • Hard to swallow acid reflux bad attitude

    Has anyone else experienced any of that? I have read about the acid reflux. For some reason this pill gets stuck in my throat. They did say I could crush it but did once tasted horrible so force myself to swallow it. The attitude may very well be other things???

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  • Anyone experience acid reflux while on Amlodipine (Norvasc)?

    Hello, on the first of the year I woke up with chest pain/tightness and some asthmatic like symptoms. I have a bicuspid aortic valve so I monitored my blood pressure which was slightly high and called my cardiologist who put my on 2.5mg of norvasc. Later on in the month I started having bad regurgitation....

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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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  • ablation after 9 years

     I had an svt episode last year needing hospitalisation lasted 6 hours until adenosine administered. Saw consultant las week after discussion with him we have decided on another ablation attempt 3rd one. last ablation done in 2009, have been on bisoprolol and flecainide since last ablation. have...

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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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  • Getting Off Amlodipine

    I was put on beta blocker 2.5mg in late October 2017 due to high blood pressure. I suspected that the supplement which i took for nearly 2 weeks occasionally has spiked my bp because my bloodwork result were normal. While on bb, I was extremely tired, my left eyelid was swollen, anxiety, heart palpition...

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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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  • High reading

    Following on from my first post I’ve been back to the doctors for a check up after coming off amlodipine.  Since coming off I have felt alive and like my old self but the doctor took my blood pressure at the surgery and it came back at 152/100 and he basically said to me that if he was my age (50...

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  • Dizziness

    I’ve been on amlodipine since the end of October.  Around the middle of November I started having dizzy spells, at first they were quite mild but but from early December they started becoming more severe.  Last Thursday I had an episode that lasted about 20 minutes that totally wiped me...

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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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  • Amlodipine's Misery-Any Hypertensive Drugs with less side effects?

    I've been taking Amlodipine 5 mg. as prescribed for almost a year now.For the first few months of taking this medication my BP was normal and everything seemed to be fine except for some minimal joint pains that I started experiencing,to which I thought was the result of calcium deficit syndrome...

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  • Amlodipine side effects

    I have high blood pressure.  My former doctor put me on a medium-low dose of amlodipine but, for me, it had intolerable side effects (I can't remember the exact dosage).  After 2 weeks I stopped taking it and refused to restart.  My new doctor also would like to put me on it but I...

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  • Amlodipine for 2 weeks now

    Hi Everyone Been on Amlodipine for about 10 days now and oh my what a difference. I feel tired and have tightness in my chest something that I not experienced on Bisoprolol alone, in fact I feel worse on these meds than what I was diagnosed with which was Angina.  I consider myself to be a fit...

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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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  • Hard to swallow

    I have a very hard time swallowing this medication it always seems to get stuck in my throat are there any other pills that I could use to do the same thing or can I crush this pill

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  • Lower Dose

    I take 5mg  and I cut my pill in half I find I have no side effects at all. I take half in the morning and the other half at bedtime. That works for me and my Dr. approves of taking it that way. 

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  • Different brands of amlodipine

    Hi, I take Amlodipine 5mg and have found that with one particular brands I get more side effects than with the other, and I wondered if anyone has had the same experience. I am obviously cautious about mentioning particular brands on a public forum, but the main point is that the pharmacist disagreed...

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  • Flecainide

    Hello all, Does anyone have any experience from taking Flecainide. I suffer from ectopic heart beats. They are very troublesome and I have several which cause the heart to go out of time on occasion. I have had an Ablation in an attempt to cure them but the areas they are coming from can't easily...

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  • Amlodopine

    I am a British heart patient (pacemaker, high calcium level in one artery, high blood pressure, cholesterol etc) and I think people considering Amlodopine should know that it is not necessarily a bad drug. It is widely used by cardiologists in the UK, including my own. At the beginning I was put off...

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  • Amoldipine - dangerous drug - don't take

    I have been on this for about 18 months firstly on 5mg then 10. My husband was recently put on it too. He had swollen ankles, mood swings, bouts of depression, insomnia, pains in his legs etc etc. He went back to his doctors after about 3 months and said he didn't want to take them any more &...

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  • Blood in my bowel stool

    Has anyone experience this happening to them.  Yesterday, I decided to take a peep in the toilet after use and I saw blood.  I am totally freaked out.  I have already scheduled an appt with my dr but I just read the side effects of amlodipine and blood in the stools is one of the side...

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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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  • Burning mouth and dry mouth on Amlodipine

    Sorry for the long post but I want to give as much background as possible. I started on 5mg Amlodipine on a Wednesday. By the Saturday my mouth was tender and burning - my tongue, gums, inside of lips and cheeks. By the Sunday I was in absolute agony. Every mouthful of food felt like chewing razor blades....

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  • My "recovery story" from the misery of Amlodipine

    I apologize in advance for the lengthy post. For a very long time, I had been suffering from a lot of intense aches and pains in my joints and muscles and was not able to get any proper diagnosis for it. I was beginning to very worried that I had some serious illness like cancer. Thanks to the posts...

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  • has anyone else got depressed on Amlodipine ?

    Hi, Have been on Amitryptiline now for 6 years for M E but managing really well , back to work and staying stable, was put on Amlodipine 5mg for high bp about 3 months ago but feeling really down with the Amlodipine added in, i,ve seen everyones side effects but just wondering if anyone has had mood...

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  • I have stopped amlodipine now on felodipine

    I have been suffering many terrible side effects with amlodipine and my GP has stopped it and put me on felodipine just a few days now ago. From what I have read about it, felodipine sounds an equally bad drug as amlodipine. What do you think?

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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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  • 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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  • I've been taking 5mg Amlodipine for 8 days. Is it safe to stop?

    My BP has always been on the high side. I went to the doctor with headaches. He took my BP and said it was very high and prescribed this dose. I came home a checked it my machine and it was 200/105 which scared me into taking the tablets. The next reading (before the meds could have registered) was 157/105...

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