Stopping amlodipine

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hi all... i have posted on here before about the problems i was having after my dose of amlodipine was increased.. anxiety, tremors, leg pain, tinnitus to name but a few.

Well , I went cold turkey and stopped them. I am 11 days clear now. The anxiety has gone, the tremor has stopped. No swollen ankles. Still have the tinnitus but I think once you have that its there for good? AND.. my blood pressure is better than its been for years.

So hang in there guys.. it does get better!

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    that is great news!! i think the ringing will get better but may not go away. I still have symptoms after being off it for a year but I am much better than i was. We are all very individual!

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    I had to start taking it again but my dose is lower and my blood pressure is under control I had to stop drinking beer all the way though no more alcohol at all

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    Beverley,

    I can tolerate 5mg Amlodipine but cant 10mg.

    When i first went into the drug i endured all the side effects you mentioned but after a month or so, everything settled down and ive been fine on it since.

    I do suffer with tinnitus since going on it but most of the time i can manage that.

    Its a good drug if you can tolerate it.

    Best of British to you.

    Matt

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