Morning all, new to this site, 44yrfemale and recently diagnosed with hypertension. on 1st of december gave up smoking, on 21st went to A&E with history of left arm and jaw pain for the preceeding days ........ very impressive bp readings approx 180/120. Normal blood tests. ECG showed left ventricle hypertrophy , medics werent overly concerned but have requested echocardiogram, awaiting appointment. Following day GP commenced Enalapril 5mg, no side effects other than dry cough which has since subsided and bp reduced to approx 155/100 . Last thursday Jan 4th saw GP for review, added Amlodipine 5mg. Potassium was raised from 5.4 to 5.9 (apparently significant rise) so having repeat bloods tomorrow and Enalapril will be stopped if further increase. Even though i have had only my fourth dose of Amlodopine i am having niggly little things going on since I started ....... left upper arm muscle pain, paqinful thigh muscle, ritght shoulder pain , hot face and warm feeling generally and waking up a lot in the night. Last night was bizarre - trying to fall asleep but my arms felt so hot , almost like my blood was warm !?! Can anyone else relate to this and anyone experienced raised potassium from enalapril ? Didnt realise the price to pay for bp meds !