to wean or cold turkey quit Almodipine

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I've been on Amlodipine for 3 months and have had bad side effect my GP didn't want to take me off. Side effects I've had were: swelling, heartburn, heart palpatations (so bad I went to the ER), flushing face, insominia, tingling left arm and leg. Since my GP didn't want to take me off I went to see a Cardioligst and after giving my symptoms he told me to stop cold turkey and if BP rises take Atenolol. Seems like Atenolol is a worse drug. I go back to the Cardio for stress test and 1 month of heart monitoring. I'm on day1 of cold turkey and still feeling flush, swollen, hearburn and palpatations. Should i taper instead? My BP was 135/93 and that's the reason for the meds but now stay around 120/85.


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    Hi, honestly I don't know what is worst, I was on Metroprolol for two years and a half, now I am on Propranolol that also has side effects, like nausea, sometimes tired etc.  He was trying to give me also Atenolol but I never tried that one, why dont you ask your cardio about an albation, that works for palpitations.  What exactly is your condition?

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      i just started getting the palpations since taking the Amlodipine so i knew it was the drug that was causing but my GP didnt want to take me off of it.

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