I have been on Bendrofluathyazide 2.5mgs and Amlodipine 10mgs for a few years and got on well.
my BP has now risen and I was put on Ramipril. After six weeks I have terrible side effects from this and now nearly eight weeks after stopping that drug I am nearly free of the coughing, retching and itchy rash.
I was then changed to Losartan but had bad stomach problems which I put down to the Lactose in it. (I am coeliac as well as hypothoidist). I was then changed to Lercandipine 20mgs instead of the Amlodipine which I am getting on OK with.
However my BP is very high 185/81 so I have made another appointment to see GP.
Having talked to pharmacist and searched the patient information sheets online for all the names suggested I cannot see what can be suggested.
I am almost thinking that it is better to die from a heart attack than all the side effects from the medications!
Have you any suggestions please?