long term side effects - amlodipine 5 and Nebivolol

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I have been taking amlodipine 5 for few years for high BP. the only side effect I am getting is weird dreams every night.

What I need to understand is:

1. exactly due to which mechanism this side effect occurs.

2. what are the long term neurological or other effects.

Any literature studies on the above?

The exact same problem I also have with Nebivolol the other drug I am prescribed.

I have seen that the weird dreams are the common side effect in both cases, as they occur even when I try to stop one for a few days and take only the other.

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    Hi. I am a newby to this forum discussing all things to do with high bp its causes and possible cures. Although I don't have the knowledge or personal experience to offer up an explanation of your problems I am sure someone on this site will be able to help you. I am one of the lucky ones in that I battled my high bp by a combination of weight loss, dietary changes and exercise. Its worked for me, so far, but I still have some help with rampril and statins. Hope you get the answers you need.
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     Amlodipine was the first BP med I was prescribed. It had many side effects including difficulty in getting to sleep and then strange dreams. Normally I either don't dream or they are not memorable. After about six weeks I pleaded to be put on somefhing else.

    We are all different and GP's have (I hope) good reasons for what they prescribe. Losartan once months of light headedness  stopped has been the only one apart from Verapamil (constipation) that I was relatively happy with.

    Verapamil although not a beta blocker like Nebivolol also slows the heart rate down. 

    I don't know what my heart rate was prior to Verapamil but after taking it it was in the 40's. Since I was taken off it over two years ago my heart rate has not really gone up much. 

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      thanks for comment.

      what i am really looking for is an explanatory response, perhaps, from a pharmacology specialist familiar with actual studies.

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      Watching thread with interest. You are so right Derek about everything being on Google. My wife is T2 diabetic and she has found out masses of stuff on Google. What did we do before the internet? Oh yeh, we read books from the library!!
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      Books,TV and I had a big garden then.

      They don't seem to write the kind of books now that I liked then and as for TV there is not much to watch and so many channels showing it:-)


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    wierd dreams wont affect you unless you start taking them seriously and go crazy. But dreams can be hallucinogenic from the drug side effects and not have any real meaning.  As far as neurological effects go, dreams are the brain exercising itself during sleep.


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