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I have been taking ramipril 5mg for about five years now and am really unsure wether they are benfitting my blood pressure and whether they are giving me side effects. I am 59 years old, retired, slim build and very active (cycling,swimming etc) but previously my diet was not great.. About a month ago my BP did this spike up to 160/90 at the Doctor surgery but this was probably due to ''white coat syndrome'' as my average BP was about 135/80. I feel very tired in the afternoons, sleep poorly and get mild/dizziness/vertigo type symptons (unsure if these are Ramipril side effects though). About three weeks ago I decided to embark on a very healthy diet (ie no processed food, eating fruit, vegetable, chicken, fish, very low salt and Lycamoto tabs) and My BP is now regularly down on average to 120/65, it has been as low as 110/65 when I am relaxed. My plan is to persue this new diet (I am also taking Lycamoto tablets) and if the good BP results continue, to ask my GP whether I can be weened off Ramipril.. Has anyone else managed to come off Ramipril ? What were your experiences ?
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