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I am a 26 year old male with a family history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. My BP was usually higher since about 10 years ago, but not alarming enough to consult a doctor. Last month, I had a reading of 184/110. A trip to the physician got me started immediately on amlodipine 2.5mg once a day. Though I protested, my physician thought it was the right thing to do.
All routine blood work came back normal. A few days later, I felt a bizzare detachment from things. Issues that earlier irked me did nothing to me anymore. I was initially relieved that it felt calmer, but later realized that it was unusual.
The last one week has been terrible. Anxiety, increased sensitivity to sound, constant ringing in my ears, losing sleep, numbness and tingling in arms and legs. However, the BP is realtively lower (140/86).
Reading these forums made me assume that these are the side effects of the drug. I'm not sure if they are the original symptoms associated with hypertension. My GP thinks I'm over reacting and tells me that this is normal.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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