I have stopped amlodipine now on felodipine

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I have been suffering many terrible side effects with amlodipine and my GP has stopped it and put me on felodipine just a few days now ago. From what I have read about it, felodipine sounds an equally bad drug as amlodipine. What do you think?

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    It's a very similar drug, but tiny differences can mean the difference between side-effects or not.  Sometimes.  Don't know until you try.  As I've said, never liked the sound of blocking a calcium-channel, and with my experience I now favor trying everything else, first.

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    I was taking Amlodipine but had side effects. I was then put on Felodipine. I found that it made my feet hurt which was strange and also my buttocks on one side and down my leg very much like sciatic pain I think. I came off them and a couple of months later the pain went.not sure if it was a coincidence though.
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    What were your side effects on Amlodopine? Palpatations, pains in tendons/muscles? I had all of these and am still suffering bad pains in my shoulder as I now have a busra which sits under the tendons and makes my should ache all the time. Also I had pains down the outer upper thigh and buttocks and have been told after a scan that my tendons have thickened up. I have no experience on felodopine but would be interested to hear what you and others say.
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      My effects were arrhythmias, and this weird disconnected feeling, disconnected from heart rate among other things.  When I reduced amlodipine the arrhythmias were much reduced, when I stopped the amlodipine the arrhythmias approached zero for about 90 days ... but even though I haven't touched the drug again, now the arrhythmias are back, not quite as bad as before, but the doctors could barely find even the severe ones.

      ?I think I also just feel better overall - discontinuing virtually an BP drug will make you feel better, as long as your BP also stays under control.  Oh yeah - discontinuing amlodipine did not cause by BP to go any higher, as I'm still taking other BP drugs.

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    Hi all

    Since amlodipine 5mg in 2006 which eventually went up to 10mg I have suffered SEVERE side effects which gradually got worse; 

    Early morning high BP around 170/90  causing at times very bad headaches, tingling hands, feet and tongue,  full body simmering sensations, shoulder, arms muscle aches, sore mouth, dry eyes, sleepless nights, anxiety, nightmares and palpitations, all these side effects I'm sure caused my now uncontrollable BP.  

    The medical profession seemed clueless.  I thought I was going insane or at the extreme about to die. 

    However since recently off amlodipine and on felodipine 2.5mg early evening; everyday has been a better day thank God, but we shall see

    I have always looked after myself with eating the right food for me and exercise regularly. I have no other problems other than the fact that I am sensitive to some medications and also food intolerances.

    Thank you for your help. 



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