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Hi everyone new here so please be patient found this site while reading up on the side effects of Amlodipine. I have an irregular heartbeat which was always kept controlled by a Beta Blocker. However just before Xmas I had an episode of chest pain and breathlesness and B.P. shot up. I saw a new GP at our practice who took me off the Beta Blocke ( Bisoprolol) as I am slightly asthmatic and prescirbed Amlodipine in its place.
I have been fine untill a couple of months ago ( apart from the ankle swelling and needing to get up to the loo every 2 hours at night) However I started to feel palpitations and chest pain around 5 weeks ago and my BP had dropped quite low. I returned to Docs who did ECG and am now on Warfarin and the Beta blocker has been added back to the mix.
Am now totally confused as reading the side effects of Amlodipine they cause a lot of the things I suffer from and are supposed to help. Such as the chest pain, palpitations, feeling dizzy, sweaty and trembling hands am getting all these at the moment. Current G.P is gradually reducing dosage was 15mg , down to 10mg and now back to 5mg.
Sorry for such a long first post just hoping someone has some views re the benefits (if any) vs the side effects - Totally confused mysel
Probably confused you all too - Sorry . Chris
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