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Hello fellow sufferers.
Been on 5mg of Amlodapine and Enalapril for some 10 years, with little side effects until the last few weeks. I wish to make a valid point about high BP, similar to "White Coat Syndrome".
Some 7 years ago, my wife and I went to the Maldives on holiday. I took my BP cuff monitor with me, after 6 days of the what I call, "the Maldive Magic", I decided to measure my bp, it had dropped to 128/69!!! Much to my amazement, proving a fact, that my high bp was not physiological but psychological. I stopped the meds immediately.
My arteries were not "furred up" as my GP said. My high bp is created by my personality and nature, so have decided to take steps into meditation to cure it. If I can take my mind into "Maldive mode" whilst at home, I am cured. By the way, When I stopped my meds immediately with my BP being so low, I came alive in an astounding way to fully enjoy our holiday. However, when we returned home, up went my bp again, so back on the meds and the side effects.
I stopped the meds again a few months ago, and came alive again as before, as I noticed my improved "mind position" was reducing my bp, however, after a while, up it went again and I went back on the meds.
Now this time....., boy oh boy, have I got side effect hell. Aching muscles in left arm, pain moving up and down my arm. Metalic taste in my mouth, big thirst, put on a lot of weight around my middle, coughing, blocked right sinus, general muscle and bad joint aches, want to sleep all the time, especially between 2 and 4pm, anxiety, and very sadly, a short temper, which my lovely wife is getting the brunt of, which is not going to happen again. Got just enough energy to push my pen as a financial consultant, but memory weak, which is no good to me or my clients.
My body has told me to stop taking the drugs. I am now listening, and which I am doing from tomorrow, as already took todays dose. I will keep a journal to monitor progress, and learn to meditate and play my guitar more to help relax me, maybe an extra glass of wine which wont harm.
I wish you all wellness, and hopefully you can learn from my experience, and thank you for your posts that I have learned from too.
Take care. Tony
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