Off amlodipine at last.

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At last a doctor has listened to me. Arranged a telephone appointment with a different doctor who listened to me and looked up my side effects. I then admitted that I hadn't taken them for 4 days & things were beginning to improve. Now about to start taking ramapril. Watch this space!

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    Hi, Ramipril worked fine for my BP control but as ever no free lunches there either. I found when taking Ramipril that my background tinitus rapidly became quite unpleasantly severe particularly at night. Do watch out for this and any other side effects.  Good luck!
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      Thanks for this Andy Po. I will certainly watch out for side effects & not let it drag on like I did with amlodipine.

      Cheers

      Luvheart

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    Hi Luvheart...I'm glad you got this Amlodipine business sorted. I will say, the side effects I was experiencing  while on it have improved greatly. They haven't completely disappeared, but at least I can live with what remains. My doctor told

    me that it could take a while for the Amlodipine effects to completely leave my body, especially psysiologically. I don't know if your doctor explained to you or not, but Amlodipine is a Calcium Channel Blocker, whereas the Rampiril is an A.C.E.Inhibitor. You must be patient as you take medications. Most times it can take 4-6 weeks for peak performance of the medication. Anything beyond that point usually means it's not effective enough, or the side effects (if any) likely won't go away. Keep a positive attitude toward this. Let us know how you get on.

    Cheers!!!!

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      Hi Mike

      Thanks for the info. I certainly will stay positive & keep you informed.

      Take care.

      Luvheart

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    Morning Luvheart

    that's good you got through to a doctor who listens that's good glad for this news!What type of symptoms did you get if you don't mind me asking? I've just come off Amlodopine as I had some horrible swelling of my lower legs round my ankles & tops of my feet near my ankle with a red burning rash on my shins (lower legs) I could hardly stand on my left leg it felt like the bone in my left leg would snap i did come off them for a very short while about a week near enough & the swelling came down & rash went away! Then went back on them again because I thought it may of been a reaction to the prednisolon & cyprofloxacin along with the amlodipine so I'd finished the prednisolon by the time i developed the rash & next day the antbiotics cyprofloxacin was finished.

    The same day the antibiotics finished after coming from the hospital about the condition of my legs I went to the doctor who said come off them untill he gets results from ablood test he sent me for so I came off them, he didn't want to change them just yet as they were dooing wonders in bringing down the blood pressure & so decided after all clleared up to give the amlodipine another go & see what happens this time round.Well the swelling crept back again along with the appearence of the rash but the with noburning the second time round & now I'm off the amlodipne for good noow & started on ramipril the lowest dose yesterday morning, so far all is well but of course it's really too soon for me to comment yet! i had ramipril in 2009 & i thought i was going to faint while walking with my son in his pushchair & made it to my eldest daughters address just! It was a very frightning experiance I could of crossed the road & it could of been the end for my son & myself I explained this to the doc & he rang for advice & I've been put on the lowest dose so we've yet to see, I am intrested to hear how you get on & will keep you updated! I hope this time the medicine isn't a problem though they all have side effects wishing all goes well this time for you!smile

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      Hi Karen

      The side effects I had on amlodipine were mainly very stiff & painful muscles and needing to wee every couple of hours (only overnight). I did get swollen ankles on the 10 mg, but that disappeared when dose was reduced. As you say, they all have some side effects but I certainly won't wait so long before I see a dr if anything develops.

      Good luck & keep in touch.

      Luvheart

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    I have been on Amliodipine for 10 days, I thought this was so supposed to regulate my heart rate, but my pulse has been racing at 120 tonight, hopefully this will slow down soon, it leaves me exhausted. 
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