r u just so tired?

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i am 47yrs. feel 74yrs! been on amlop. since feb 2010. feel so so tired. too tired to do even daily tasks most days.no interest, feel down and tearful. also eyes blurry especially right eye. fall asleep during the day. right arm started aching around a month ago- cant hold or grip, constant ache. now left hip feels the same too. stomach bloated too. could easily model maternity clothes!

just feel totally crap! no energy or motivation, cant be bothered to see anyone,dont even get dressed some days, and have ALWAYS been someone who makes the best of themself every single day. now just too tired to even care. dont go outside either. too tired to write this-its a real struggle. keep wondering if it is the amlop. or have i got m.e?

sick of winging saying im tired all the time to my husband and kids. anyone feel the same? i do hope i am not alone as i feel like i am going round the bend. also taking candesarten for high bp, and metformin (for diabetes) and citalopram ior depression.

anyone on any of these meds with the amlop?

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    by now someone will have suggested you get the thyroid checked, i was sleeping nearly 20 hours a day with the thryroid.
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    I started Amlodopine a few months ago and almost straight away, I started to feel like sleep did nothing and that my energy had been drained out of me. Working late used to be manageable, but now I can barely talk without slurring, and feel drunk the whole time - a worry when you're working with patients and having to drive a long way home. I stopped the tablets for a few weeks and everything got better. Started them again few days ago after getting concerned about my BP levels, and YES - it all started again....shattered....unable to wake up.....feeling gloomy

    Seeing my cardiologist tomorrow and let's see what he says.

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    I have very similar side effects to you (and a similar combination of drugs). I've only just started to think that it might be the drugs not me! I was feeling great until recently (started Amlopodine about 3 months ago). Now, tired all the time, forgetful (dreadfully so), enthusiasm gone, head feels woolly all the time. Recently feeling very down and even tearful.

    Also have very lucid dreams - but that may not be the Amlopodine.

    Sure my blood pressure's down, but at what cost to my life - my livelihood depends on my performance!

    Having read your experience, I think I should contact my GP.

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    sorry not replied to the 3 people who replied to me about the amlopidne. well i stopped taking it on my g.p's say so for 3 weeks to see if the arm aching and the EXTREME tiredness went. unfortunately it did not. so had to go back onit. it doesnt really take MY bp down v.much though. anyway been having lots of tests( including the thyroud) which are ok. had other investigations and g.p now says i definately have M.E.!. and that these are thw reasons i feel EXTREMELY tired all the time, have constant aches and pains in my right arm, confused and crap mamoey these days, sometimes cant remember names of words and stuff, its very frustratind as i was someone with a photographic memory! ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE M.E.? or anyone with these symptons? if so please reply. i desperately would like to speak to someone who feels the same. feel alone and depressed and just EXHAUSTED. cant even be bothered to dress somedays, its awful. iv'e read that some people take years of feeling like this and getting fobbed off by their g.p before getting diagnosed.when you have it too they say that you can have it for years or evrn the rest of your life! oh my god! i am waiting to see a m.e specialist . my g.p has been really good with me but it has still took about a year to diagnose this illness for me.

    anyone the same?

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