started taking doxazosin in March this year for high blo...

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started taking doxazosin in March this year for high blood pressure. had the following side effects

1. dizziness

2. swelling of the legs

3. headaches.

4. general lethargy

5. weight gain

6. breathlesness

all together i was feeling quite ill. they were affecting me at work and at home. i felt like a zombie most of the time. the side effects persisted until i stopped taking the drug a week ago. now all the side effects have gone and i feel much better

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    You used the word Zombie, that is exactly how I feel when taking alpha blockers.

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    Have started on this drug ten days ago, the head aches have almost gone but I drop off to sleep often during the day. my back muscles feel as if they are going to collapse under my weight, no energy.Quality of life is dreadfulsad

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    My limited experience of doxasozin (4 weeks) was very similar with the worst side-effects being the dizziness, tiredness, lethargy & getting out of breath climbing steep hills which was not the case before I took the drug.

    I had to ask my GP to take me off it as it was ruining my enjoyment of life. I also have a job which demands technical knowledge & its application & that was getting like wading through treacle.

    I'm now trying Ibesartan/thiazide & the side effects are mercifully more tolerable.

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    my experiance of doxazosin was simmilar to above had horrendus 12 months

    of all sorts wierd pains and tingling sensations round my body but now 2 years down the line on a 4 mg took at night dose i lead a normal life apart from seeming to be a bit tired around 5pm ish

    its up to the invidual to to see what medication works my b.p. now runs at around 130/80 ish mark ,its worth persevering and also talking in forums as this as some of the side effects are quite scary and can make one feel that the treatment is worse than the malady good look to you all :D

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    i've been on them for about four months.started on two mg then four now eight.waiting for the next bph check but notice my side affects are very much the same as everybodys.but you can only try it. it's not the only one try and belive me i've tried a few so the best of luck to the one's it works on like rest of use move and try some more :cheers:

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    my experiance of doxasozin ,

    go,s well for several weeks then get dizzy spells when walking and general aches and pains ,which does get you down.have tried several other tablets but these see to be best for me ,even though you might not think so at times cheers

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