How long does this go on...?

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I have been on Ramipril for just 10 days and I am so tired. My eyes look like I have not slept for a week, (although I do sleep OK). My GP did not mention any side effects and I only discovered this when I Googled it.

So......How long does this go on? Will I ever start to feel 'normal' again?

I will give it 30 days and if I have the same problems, I will stop taking it.

I need to get back to work tomorrow.

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    I found that Rampiril made me feel detached from my surroundings & I also experienced dizzy spells. Amlodopine gave me water retention & swollen ankles. The meds made me feel as if I was looking at life through a slightly out of focus lens. I made a decision to stop taking them & to be honest I feel much better. I am now making real efforts to reduce my BP through natural methods i.e.dealing with stress, diet, exercise.

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      Many thanks. I have no intention of staying on any BP drugs for a long time.
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    I've had Terrible side effects - tired, no energy ,insomnia,aching joints terrible cough and I'm asthmatic !

    I feel your pain

    Go back to your GP and see the alternatives as there are lots

    Today I'm off Rampirol and now on


    The pharmacist was very helpful and is giving me a courtesy call on Saturday to see how I'm getting on

    It's so difficult to know what to do for the best 😕

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      Many thanks for your reply. I will go back to my GP and find out the alternatives. I feel like I have aged 20 years since taking this drug.

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