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I began taking Amlodipine a few months ago and I immediately felt like a zombie so I stopped taking it. My doctor implored me to try it again and I talked myself into it despite reservations. A few weeks ago I was sitting at my desk at work and began to feel like something wasn't right. I couldn't put a finger on it, only that I was a little off. Suddenly I felt like someone had injected me with drugs---dizzy, foggy, rapid pulse, shaking. I looked at my co-worker sitting across from me and said "I'm about to pass out so I'm going down to the floor just in case I do." Another co-worker dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that in addition to my symptoms I was also hot to the touch. Needless to say I was freaking out a little. My father died of heart disease when he was only 42 and I always assumed I would too.
Firefighters arrived and took my pulse and blood pressure. By then my pulse had dropped to 88, but my blood pressure was 200/150. Fortunately that eventually dropped as well. I was taken to Mass General via ambulance and doctors took my information, including medications I'm taking, and ran every test imaginable---three different blood tests, EKG, chest X-rays, Cat Scan---and kept me overnight hooked to a heart monitor.
The good news is my heart has no plaque and I was told I wouldn't need to have it checked again for three more years. Huge relief. The bad news is they have no idea why I had those symptoms and what caused them.
So my question is: has anyone here ever suffered anything similar?
Thanks in advance for sharing similar experiences.
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