Off Amlodipine. Possible side effects?

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Hi folks,

its been a month or so that i have gotten off the amlodipine. I was on it for 7 days and i still feel that even a month later i am having some side effects from these pills.

My background: I was in Er and they gave me cardene by Iv and then they started me on 5 mg amlodipine.  I took it for 7 days and got off it.

I have had gastritis for 11 years. I feel that my stomach is worst due to taking the pills. My system is very sensitive to meds and these pills have caused me nausea and more stomach aches.

I am experiencing more headaches now as well. I am getting palpatations at times from the use of these pills. I get lightheaded and a little bid dizzy as well lately. I have read that these are symptoms of the pills. Has anyone gotten of these pills and experienced what i have listed?

I am going to my gp next week and going to do some testing for my stomach and possibly have an mri for my head.

Thanks for reading and your input..

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    Hi i remove my amlopidine and lozartan 2 days ago im taking it since last week.. its horrible since i took that medicine.. palpitation numbness of arm and lighthead..urinte more than ussual.. hot flush and sweating of hands and feet.. i feel weak cant even walk far or jog.. eversince i remove the med i feel good but i need to monitor my self.. diet and i eat banana every meal try to search for banana benefits it might help.. now i feel a little stomach ache but i feel better since i remove it 2 days ago. Lighthead a little but not same as hell since i took the meds.. i drink more water now to remove the other meds left in my system i dont know how long it will take.. so far i doin good hope it will continue till im normal again med free.
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      Thanks for your reply. Yes, I feel lightheaded (a little bit) everyday. My stomach is bothered by almost everything that i eat. I am having the most boring food these days/weeks/month. If i eat anything that bothers my stomach I get a bad stomach ache, then headache comes with it. I was going to the bathroom a lot when i was on the med. Now that has gone away. The headaches/lightheadedness and a bit of dizziness is what bothers me the most.

      I wake up with the a bit if lightheadedness and still go for my 1-2 mile morning walk/jog. I will not let these side effects stop me from living. The bad part is that I am a single male and going out while feeling lightheaded and being a bit dizzy is not easy at all. There are some good days, but each day is a challenge right now and i blame this garbage med for it.

      I hope you feel better. It will take some time to get back to being our old self...

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    I have seen people post here that their palpatations have become afib. This reallu scares me. I don't have palpatations daily but once in a while they do come around. I was at the hospital about 1 month ago and my ekg was not normal but not dangerous either. So I did a stress test and passed it.

    Do people have to have palpatations and always be out of breathe when they have afib?  I bought a portable ekg machine to monitor this. Whatever happens i will not touch meds ever again. How I felt on the amlodipine was beyond hell and it will never happen again.  I do have the slight feeling of lightheadedness and I forced myself to go out the house and  go to the supermarket.  I have no family and no one to help me out, I either do these things or I starve and no one would care or notice either way.

    So I have to take charge of my life and move forward regardless of how i feel...

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    Folks the dizziness, lightheadedness and headaches are beyond horrible. I live alone with my dogs and i have no family or anyone. Each day I am hit with these issues, if I can escape it i will be in the gym working out and on the treadmill for 20 minutes.

    I been off this toxin for 1 month now and it's pretty horrible to feel lightheaded, dizzy and a bit of vertigo feeling each day. I have no one to take care of me and how can one be social and go out and live a life while being like this.

    Does anyone know if this will go away or not?

    Bless all that are suffering..

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      Hi so u mean u stop taking the meds right but the side effects still continue? How about you bp is it still rising? Hope u find someone who will take care off you and look for you
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      I have been off the bp meds since the 25th of last month. my bp while resting in bed is 117/62 at times and i still have the headaches and dizziness. If i am sitting at a table my bp is 123/83 and my pulse laying in bed is from 49-61, sitting its around 62-71.

      I can have good numbers but the headaches, lightheadedness, dizziness is still around.

      It comes and goes. I force myself out the house, even with the lightheadedness.

      I go to the gym each day feeling a bit lightheaded and i lift for 25 minutes and run on the treadmill for 20 minutes. While outside and in the gym my my headaches and dizziness kinda reduce.

      This is frustrating but i will not let this issue control my life. I just hope it goes away...

      I have no one to help me. I have little dogs and my faith in God that saves me each dayy

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      Wow nice to hear that im happy for your result mr42206 just got may lab result yesterday and i will talk to my dr today. All the lab test is normal and hopefully my dr will give me natural way of lowering my bp. I think anxiety is my enemy now. I think its one of the side effect that i got from losartan aside from leg cramps lighthead, confused feeling dizzy and weak. Any natural medicine that you are taking like garlic or bananas?
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