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I have always had borderline bp and stress and anxiety has played a role in my situation. I had a bit of depression lately and for the past 4-6 months my diet has been very poor and I blame myself for this.
I started getting a headache 1+ week ago and went to Er and I hate going there and my BP was around 170/93. I am scared of the ER and I was scared of the headache and my bp is never good in those places. They checked me out and then let me go home. The next day my headache was still there and I was very scared and stressed and I checked my bp and it was worst. I ended up in the hospital and then I was given a mirage of BP pills and They started me on CARDENE. I was in the hospital for 3-4 days and I was checked out for everything.
On my 2nd day in the hospital they started me on Amlodipine. Each time I take this pill I feel spaced out/lightheaded for at least 15 minutes. This pill gives me a weird feeling, i feel like I am detached from this world. Things feel odd mentally on this pill. It has brought on some fear, anxiety as well that is pretty constant with this pill.
I live alone, so this is pretty bad for my Situation. I was given 5mg of this med in the hospital for 3-4 days. I came home and took the 5 mg for another 2-3 days. The anxiety, fear and mental abouse this med has given me was driving me crazy. I decided to stop taking the 5mg yesterday. I stopped taking it for almost 24 hours and the hell this pill was unleashing. My head was such a mess and my BP had rebounded pretty bad. I hate this med and want to get off it real bad. I do not want to touch BP pills. The side effects are horrible. Only problem is that this pill has been in my system for 4-6 days.
So I cut my pill in half and took a 2.5 mg dose. I still feel the anxiety and detachmement and mental weirdness.
Are all BP pills suppose to add anxiety, paranoia and a spaced out/detachment feeling? I am going to my dr tomorrow and requesting another pill. Can you folks possibly recommend some other pill that does not affect the mind so badly(anxiety,stress,fear,paranoia,spaced out/weird feelings) and has less side effects than Amlodipine.
I am very young and don't need for these pills to ruin my life and not make me productive.
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