Severe Side Affects from Amlodipine BESYLATE

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I was given this B/P medicine about three weeks ago, and that's when my illness started. I had symptoms from severe panic/anxiety attacks to sinus arrest. I had numbness in my legs and arms, tingling sensation among other severe symptoms. I literally felt like I was dying (and really don't know how that feels) but if it feels anything like what I was feeling, I was almost there. It was only 10MG, but very posinous to my system. I have to give honor to God who lead me to read the side affects to this medicine and found that it was the culprit to my sickness. I felt like crap everyday, I didn't have enough energy to go or if I went to work, I couldn't stay. Its a shame that these doctors (that we are giving our hard earned money to) that are prescribing these types medications, don't alert you to the effects, that just goes to show its about the MONEY!!. Amlodipine should be pulled from the shelfs. Since I stopped taking this medicine which was about three days ago, although not 100%, I feel somewhat better. My doctor said it would take about a week before it completely get out my system/blood stream.

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    How did you stop? I need some insight on stopping..I've been experiencing the same symptoms you have, bit more and I can't continue to let this medication ruin my life or stop me from doing what I'm used to doing. I cry everyday because I wanna get off this medication and don't know how.. Please help.
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    I am experiencing the same symptoms, how long do they last after stopping the amlodipine?
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    I took this for a year and felt so bad and my GP didn't seem to care. After I had been on it for about a month she noted that I had put on half a stone and that my ankles were swelling. She told me to watch what I was eating and that was that. When I went back to see the nurse after a few months I had put on a stone and a half, felt terrible emotionally and physically. I was getting pains in my legs, my shoes didn't fit comfortably anymore. I had difficulty getting up one morning because my legs were so sore and I decided there and then to stop taking the medication. I had no side effects from stopping the drug suddenly, felt a whole lot better immediately and certainly have no regrets. My doctor wasn't very happy but I felt that drug was killing me. Although most of the swelling left my ankles, two years on there is still a slight puffiness and I had never ever had puffy ankles before I started taking this drug. Now I try to keep my blood pressure down through diet and exercise alone.
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    Since being of Amlodipine for two weeks, I feel I am dying, get severe what is like anixety attacks that last most of the day, my legs are weak shaking inside my body feeling cold, I do also suffer for Raynaluds and that has go worse, I cant go out, I feel so unwell, have had an ECG that as fine, been ff amlodine or two day and stil feel the same, it only happened when I started taken them, as anyone had a similar experience, also have palputaions. it is very frightening.

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      Hi..

      Why were you put on these meds? They have extreme sides in a lot of people. They almost crippled me. I also had the shakes from feeling cold. I would think that by now, a month later, most of the sides should be gone. I was put on them for high BP & Sotalol for Arrhythmia.

      I've come to realise I'd have none of these problems if I had a higher intake of Magnesium. It along with Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin D3 & variuos others have sorted me out. I even had low level CHF, but even this is getting better day by day. it's amazing what you can find out, if you do the research. I hope this can help your case..

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      Hi again..

      I'm off the Amlodipine. Been off for two weeks now & getting better all the time. The Sotalol i'll cut down slowly over two months, while my heart is strengthening with the Q10, magnesium, D3, vitamin E mixed

      tocopherols.

      Rosie, we are what we eat. If we cannot get it from our diets because we don't eat enough or the vitamins & minerals we need are no longer in the foods we eat, because of intensive framing: we need to supplement.

      I've just looked up your condition, Mmmm. You should look into this: Pycnogenol. Also L Taurine. The latter in particular I used to calm my own arterial spasms. It has a calming effect on the sympathetic nervous system. There is a lot of data on both these supplements.  Yea, Taurine has a bad name because it is associated with RedBull. Look it up and find the truth..  TC

       

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    I have only been on it for three days and am going to watch crefully to see what happens.  Am also on Losartan - tingling/parasthesia, and total brain fog!
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    I just started this medicine this week!!! On Thanksgiving, I was miserable the whole day, and the following morning I went to the ER because I was having all the symptoms of a heart attack. But after two hours I. The ER, they said everything was fine!! I was like no it wasn't, I wouldn't be here if everything was fine!!! I'm going to see my doctor Monday so she prescribe me so.ething else!!! This is like taking Prozak!!!
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    I am on Amlodipine besylate. 5mg. And I'm experienceing, a lot of side effects, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat. Other stuff, this medicine is a nightmare, is it safe to get off of it? How do I get off of it?
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      I come from the other end - having been on Amlodipine 5 mg for over 10 years without any problems, I have recently been diagnosed with PMR which required long term Steroids to 'control' it not 'cure' it.   I had concerns about mixing drugs but over the past 6 months I have experienced non of the side effects mentioned in this thread or during the previous 10 years.    It's back to - we are all different and have different reactions to different drugs.   Believe me once you start Steroids you can't stop other than reducing very slowly and not stop at all until the underlining problem with the autoimmune system 'corrects itself - this on average is 2/3 years and could be for life! and if you reduce your dosage to fast you will pay for it in severe pain.  I won't mention the 83 side effects of Steroids!!
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    Began this terrible drug for the second time about a month ago. To say it makes you feel like you are dying is an understatement. This packet goes in the trash TOAY. If another doctor mentions this poison, we will have unpleasant words.
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      Hope you are feeling well Brenda, and hello to everyone on this thread. I was put onto Amlo for the second time about a month ago as well, also taking irbesartan for high BP. The side effects of the amlo really got to me today - it has become so difficult to get on with normal daily tasks I had a bit of a breakdown just emotional and crying. This medication is poison - I stopped taking it 6 months ago and gradually came back to normal but high BP reading meant I was put onto 10mg a day. I see my gp in a few days and will be telling him that amlo side effects are unbearable - drop me down to 5mg or I will throw it out. So grateful to find this forum! !
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