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I’m a 42 year old female that was on amlodipine on/off for about a year. I wasn’t always good about taking it daily until this January. I was under a lot of stress and was traveling, so I made a point to take this med every day. I’m not on any other medications. By the end of January I was absolutely miserable!! Went to my PCP because I had a headache that was more pressure than it was pain, she sent me home with the usual migraine protocol. It didn’t do anything. So she gave me a strong anti biotic, of course that did nothing. 4 days after that visit I was in the ER, my heart was racing and it felt like I was having a heart attack. They did a CT scan that showed normal except that I had mucus retention cysts in my sinus cavities, but they said that should not be causing these issues. Next I was sent to the neurologist, they did an mri on my brain which came back good as well. So I spent the entire month of February barely able to function. The head pressure, the anxiety had me convinced I would not make it through the night, leg pain and spasms, swollen legs and feet, neck & shoulder pain, brain fog, severely depressed and I just felt sick. Like I had the flu. I started taking vitamins and the magnesium and potassium helped....and then on March 1st on found this website. I immediately stopped taking the amlodipine. The first few days I noticed improvement and I was so excited...things just kept improving....until last Tuesday. This time it was more stomach issues initially...bloated, no appetite, and dizzy. By Thursday I felt like I was right back to the way I felt on the amlodipine. 😢😢. Those of you that have stopped taking this poison, what have you done to help get through coming off this drug? I just wanna feel like myself again....please help. (Ps. I’m looking for natural solutions...I don’t trust any meds at this point).
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