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Any advice welcome please. I was on atenonol for some years, about 15 year ago, originally because of migraines. Then I developed high blood pressure, and it sorted that too. Then about 5 years ago, doctor decide to move me to Bisoprolol Fumarate 2.5 which again was fine.
A month ago on a routine check he said that my blood pressure was too high, and that Bisoprolol was no longer doing the job. He started me on Amlodopine 5mg. He mentioned that if that didn't work alone, he might add a second drug.
This last month I have been so utterly exhausted and lethargic, much more so than previously, almost from the first day I took this drug. I thought it might wear off after a while, but not so far. Also I have always had swollen ankles since my teens. Now they are worse, occasionally. It feels like my skin is stretched so tight. Today I went back to Doc, mine is away so I saw another. Explained problem, she said Amlodopine does not normally cause tiredness, just causes swollen ankles.
She said as I really am not happy with it, she has now put me on Losarten Pottassium 50mg. I have recently had an ultra sound and blood test re my kidneys, as I was tempoarily bloated, came back all clear.
I am late 60s and quite over weight, which I am trying to address.
I asked why I couldn't keep taking the drug that had suited me - Bisoprolol Fumarat - but in an increased dose of 5mg? She didn't think that was a good idea at all., but I don't understand why an increased dose wouldn't work?
I didn't feel very reassured or confident after seeing her. I don't like to keep changing drugs, but I can't carry on feeling so exhausted.
Can anyone please advise me? Thanks
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