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I had been prescibed Amlodipine for high blood pressure, but that caused my legs to swell. I was then put on Ramiplin, which although was effective for the bp, gave me a constant dry couch which kept me awake at night. My blood pressure was coming down significantly due to taking more exercise sometimes as low as 117/69, so I came off the Ramiplin, and lost the couch.
It has recently gone up again due to a stressful situation, and the Dr has put me on Bendroflumethiazide to see what this will do.
As my system healthily flushes in the morning already, a dash to the loo first thing, several drinks and several more visits to the loo in a short space of time. I was wondering what on earth would happen once on diuretics.
the peculiar thing was after taking the tablet in the morning of the first day, I did not need to pee when I first got up on the second day, and did not have anything to pee for about three hours, even though I was drinking plenty. I thought it was meant to increase the flow, not stop it. Now on the fourth day, and though not so extreme as the first day, 3 & 4 have been noticably less passing of urine than usual. Not only has my top number stayed up, ranging between 130 & 162, but the bottom number has risen dramatically, usually around 71 to 81 it has now risen to as high as 96.
What experiences have others had with the meds for blood pressure. are there many options, and what are the drawbacks/side effects.
I am trying to take exercise regulary as I have found this lowers the blood pressure, but have to be carefull as I also have ME, and can easily tip the balance of energy if I do too much.
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