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I have been taking amlodipine for almost two years. I have always had problems with it, but recently it has become frightening. Currently, I am taking 5 mg and beginning to taper to a lower dose because I am sick. I suffer weakness, overall feeling of illness, loss of concentration, lack of motivation, smell cigarette smoke when there are no smokers living here, insomnia, dry mouth, dry eyes, stuffy nose, aching bones,and just an overall sense of hopelessness and helplessness. My doctor is at a loss as I have tried many different meds during this struggle. Since I live in a major metropolitan city, I thought I could find a hypertension specialist, but because i am a senior citizen and forced on Medicare, that is impossible. I have decieded to not take amlodipine anymore. I am calling my doctor today to get an appointment. I am also calling my cardiologist, because he might have suggestions. It seems that no one knows how to help a person who is sensitive to all medications. I am also trying to find doctors who are not locked into traditional medicine. Thanks for allowing me to express my feelings today. Please offer any suggestions.
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