Candesarten tablets

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I have been on these tablets (8mg) for approx 7 1/2 months, only recently i have been experiencing lower back pain and it now seems as if it is starting at lower back and moving up toward middle of back. I have had my urine tested and is shows no sign of an infection. I plan to visit my doctor again, as I am concerned that it could be a side affect of the tablets. Would like to hear from anyone with similar experiences.

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    I've been on candersatan 4mg for 3 months and have had excruciating pain in my upper back and knees and feet. The worst thing is that I now cannot feel my hands, they tingle, burn or are completely numb.Also am waking up regularly at 3 am with burning acid reflux, which literally takes my breath away. Am seeing a cardiologist tomorrow to try and sort it out Depending on what happens I am thinking of ditching these horrible medicines and going the herbal way. Any suggestions anyone?

    jenny

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    Hi Jenny,

    I think the herbal/diet/exercise route is by far the better way to go. I've had horrible reactions to four different \"classes\" of BP medications, including landing up in A&E with what had all the symptoms of a heart attack, but was actually the side effect of Lisinopril.

    I was referred to a cardiac specialist who ran every possible check to make sure there were no physical causes, and prescribed Candesartan telling me I would have no problems with this one.

    I did, so decided to find out everything I can, and have now got my BP down to acceptable levels by a combination of diet, exercise and supplements, and as a bonus, look and feel 100% better.

    I experienced a lot of resistance and veiled hostility to my attitude when I complained that the side effects of the various medications were not acceptable to me as they interfered with my ability to earn a living and greatly lowered my quality of life. Because of this, I adopted a \"Don't ask, don't tell\" policy with the doctors, as I did not want to cut myself off from them completely.

    I can recommend several excellent books and websites if anyone is interrested in trying an alternative way of dealing with this problem. Just let me know.

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    Interested to read other people who suffering extreme aches and pains whilst on Candesartan - I have been on it 12 months and only this last 3 months have I suddenly starting getting really bad pains in shoulders, neck and arms - and also recently middle of my back. These seem to have been exacerbated when I had my flu jab this weekend. If it continues, as I now bet it does, I think I will discuss with my GP.
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    [quote:1bd3bac0d2=\"Mooncrystal\"]Hi Jenny,

    I think the herbal/diet/exercise route is by far the better way to go. I've had horrible reactions to four different \"classes\" of BP medications, including landing up in A&E with what had all the symptoms of a heart attack, but was actually the side effect of Lisinopril.

    I was referred to a cardiac specialist who ran every possible check to make sure there were no physical causes, and prescribed Candesartan telling me I would have no problems with this one.

    I did, so decided to find out everything I can, and have now got my BP down to acceptable levels by a combination of diet, exercise and supplements, and as a bonus, look and feel 100% better.

    I experienced a lot of resistance and veiled hostility to my attitude when I complained that the side effects of the various medications were not acceptable to me as they interfered with my ability to earn a living and greatly lowered my quality of life. Because of this, I adopted a \"Don't ask, don't tell\" policy with the doctors, as I did not want to cut myself off from them completely.

    I can recommend several excellent books and websites if anyone is interrested in trying an alternative way of dealing with this problem. Just let me know.[/quote:1bd3bac0d2]

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    Hi just seen your post I just started these tablets 8mg and I also have pain in my lower and middle back seems a  coincidence to me I try not to bame tablets for eveything but i didnt have  the pain before what did he docsay
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    Hi. I've been on Candesartan 8mgs and Amlodepine 5mgs for a few years now.

    I always thought it affected my muscle tone all over and this in turn leads to poor sleep and sluggish bowels often (and frequecy of urination) I seem to have counteracted this with swimming and Yoga. My BP is under control now so I don't want to change again.

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