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Yes, I have been taking Amlodipine for month did not realize my hair was coming out!!!

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    HI ,

    Are you sure amlodopine is causing this?

    I was thinking the opposite as I have been taking it for five years and my hair is thicker than ever.! For years my friend blamed amlodopine for all her bad health symptoms. Her doctor did a full Health assessment and found she had a a chemical imbalance and nothing to do with Amlodopine. So I would get this checked out before putting it down to Amlodopine.

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    i have been on this medication for 13 months . and i used to have such thick hair . i used to that is. this medication has caused me anxiety thru the roof. yes i've always had a touch of anxiety in my 50 years on this spinning sphere but not as bad as this past year. so what exactly am i using this drug for? HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUCKS but so does losing the thickness of your hair and did i mention my SUPER HIGH ANXIETY? i'm on two high blood pressure meds. today is the day when i stop taking one of them. i cant go on like this anymore with this anxiety b.s. its not healthy.

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      Have you discussed your anxiety with your doctor?

      When I started taking amlodipine more than three years ago, I blamed everything on the drug as it was the only new one in my regimen. I didn't have hair loss, but I had all sorts of other issues including anxiety.

      As time went by, I developed a different problem unrelated to blood pressure, and lo and behold, all those other symptoms disappeared when my anxiety was all aimed at the new problem. I discussed it with the doctor who prescribed Xanax, and all the anxiety symptoms (and the ones I was attributing to various drugs) disappeared.

      I'm not suggesting that will happen for you. I'm suggesting you have an honest discourse with your doctor about all of this and see if you can't come to a meeting of the minds over what is causing which symptoms.

      I wish you luck and good health!

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    OK try this site for your medication I will send it in 3 words but it is all in one line in the search when you type.




    you may have to search for it, but lots of information


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    I would suggest to everyone your health starts in the Gut, we have two brains one up top and one in the middle. Hence the saying "I have a gut feeling" If you had to make a speech at the UN how would you feel? If you were facing a pack of wolves how would you feel? But if you were on an ocean cruise, enjoying nature, relaxing in the sun how would you feel? Winning a fantastic prize how would you feel? I rest my case. Improve your GUT HEALTH.


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    Hello there,

    I have been taking amlodipine for almost 10 years. I also suffer from hair thinning. I'm not sure if this is to blame on aging or the drug. What i know is do not underestimate high blood pressure.

    Just treat it. What do you gain with a scalp full of hair when you can't function due to stroke or heart failure.

    You can always discuss with you doctor over the possibility of changing your medication,if you truly believe that this is causing problems. Afterall we all react differently to medications.

    Take care and good luck

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      Well said, Victoria! High blood pressure is definitely worth medicating for. In fact, I was surprised to see that the #1 drug recommended for treating kidney malfunction is Losartan, the BP med that I was already taking.

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