Hi, I've just joined, I'm 56, female, no alcohol or smoking and eat quite healthily, I can't exercise too much as I have arthritis that affects most of my joints ( the end product of being too fit and active in my youth!) - I'm hoping to find some advice on others experience of the drugs I am having to take. I had an ischemic stroke 6 weeks ago and thankfully I am recovering well, but when it happened my BP was 209/98 and it dropped 160/90 and now 140/88 I had never had any problem with it before ( they think this may be the mitigating factor in the stroke). I am now having to take Clopidogrel and Atorvastatin as well as the Ramapril and in combination they are making me feel awful and I have gained 10lb since the stroke - I don' like meds at the best of times, but my concern is how they will affect me if I have to take them long-term. I also take gabapentin for previous injuries to my back.