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I have been taking Amlodipine 5mg daily for the past 4 weeks and seemed to be fine initially having previously had side effects from taking Lorcanidipine from the same family as the Amlodipine. 2 weeks in, there was no change to my BP despite also taking Perindopril 8mg. Two weeks in I have started suffering with oedematous legs and am permanently feeling nauseated and I am having hot flushes and feeling clammy and sweaty numerous times a day on top of my normal menopausal symptoms of hot flushes and might sweats and this despite splitting my 5mg daily dose into two 2.5mg doses morning and evening on the advice of my pharmacist. I am at my wits end as, although my BP is now coming down the nausea and other side effects persist, within 45 minutes of taking the Amlodipine I begin to feel sick and am not able to function very well. I am disabled in any case which brings about its own issues. Sorry for the length of this post but even though I used to be a nurse I need help with the way forward in order to get some quality in my life.
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