Ramilpril and Amlodipine

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Some time ago I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. My GP started me on Ramilpril, 5mg then 10mg, Still had high Blood Pressure so Amlodipine was introduced and was eventually put on 10mg of that too.

Now Ramilpril, I cant really say i noticed too many side effects but ever since i was put on 10mg of Amlopipine i feel like a old man, lifeless, no energy, no sex drive to speak of, in short, feels like i dont have long left.

The first thing i noticed was (Embarresed) difficulty with erections, For me this is serious, then i noticed palpertations, light headedness, sleeping difficulties, now a lot of acid indegestion. I'm feeling tired all the time, like i cant be bothered, occasioanal stomach aches, chest pains,  diarrhea, a little grumpy and generally like a star zombie from the walking dead. I'm 52, most prople cant believe my age as I have always been young looking, but now by god i feel like i'm 62. in short my quality of life is S**T to say the least.

At first i put this down to getting older and maybe this is how life catches up with you, I dont drink, never taken any drugs but i do smoke.

But after reading some quite scarey articles about Amlodipine I'm quite sure it is the Amlodipine that is causeing this.I have spoken to my GP but he is reluctant to change my prescription as my BP is stable now.

But my reason for writing this, aside from being tired of how i am feeling these days and for being led to believe that Amlodopine has been banned in the Netherlands, is does anyone know of any drugs that could replace what i am currently on without the dire side effects.

just to be clear, I have been on both Ramipril 10mg and Amlodipine

10mg for many months now.

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    I am on 10mg amlodipine and side effects aren't that severe. However, I don't take the whole 10mg at once. 5 in the morning and 5 in the evening. Along with 25mg metoprolol. But I also take good vitamins and fish oil with omega 13. I also quit smoking 7 months ago and began working out. I am 59. My neighbor takes amlodipine and his wife told me he is having erection problems. I asked if there was anything else that may have happened recently. She said he had some cataracts removed.
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