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Has anyone else experienced excessive joint pain while on candesartan? or is it a long term side effect of the Amlodipine which I stopped 3 months ago?
In Februayr Iwent to the dr. to check about my knee pain which is due to arthritis, she said my blood pressure hadn't been checked for a while and the next thing I was put on amlodipine 5mg.a month later this was increased to 10mg and I was on it for 6 months with increasing swelling in my leg/knee/ankles. My BP went down a bit, but the side effects of swelling, insomnia and increased need to go to the loo were very unpleasant. The young lady doctor said it was not the medication causing the problems but after finding this forum I concluded it was the medication. I stopped the medication and within 3 days the swelling subsided. I saw the senior male dr. at the surgery and he straightaway agreed it was the medication and changed it to candesartan which he assured me would not cause problems. I was on 4mg but after 2 months he doubled it 2 weeks ago. My knee is increasingly painful, I have been seeing a physiotherapist who has now referred me to a knee specialist. My Bp is not lowered, and taking it on my home monitor is 166/86 today.
I feel disillusioned with the medication and wonder if it is causing my increased knee pain. Should I stop the medication? I am trying a healthy diet, and trying to loose weight ( I weigh 82kg and am 5ft 4 so would like to loose 2 stone, but realize that will take some time)
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