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OK, I'm currently under treatment for Hypertension, AF and TIA (I'm just a wreck, I know) and am taking Bisoprolol, Atorvastatin, Dabigatran, Ramipril and (a reducing dose) Amlodipine.
Whilst I'm happy with the planned effects of reduced heart rate, normalised blood pressure and no TIA episodes for a number of months now, I have noticed my sense of taste has changed.
I used to enjoy a hot chili, Scotch Bonnets (100,000 - 325,000 Scovilles) were my regular salad flavouring, Komodo Dragons (1.4million Scovilles) went in my cooking and I had just discovered the Carolina Reaper (1.5million - 2.2million scovilles).
Basically my enjoyment of chillies was around the riot control agent levels of flavour.
Since I had my medications increased to the pic n mix special at the top I've found that my level of tolerance for hot spicy food has reduced to the level that I bought some Ainsley Harriot Spiced Goan Chicken cup a soups and they are too hot for me.
More worryingly I don't enjoy wine, whether red or white, any more (although I'm forcing a regime of experimentation on myself on that front) and can only drink 1 - 1.5 pints of beer over an evening.
Does the board have any similar experience or suggestions or can you at least offer me your sympathy for the living hell my life has become.
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