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Amlodipine 5mg (spelling) just wondering if anyone has had a ny side effects using these for BP.

I have terrible stomach cramps and wind

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I was on Amlodipine for a while and felt absolutely dreadful! My whole body bloated, I had no energy and just wanted to curl up and die! I am now on Felodipine and feeling much better.

Di

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I'm on 10mg and they've worked great for me. Bp was around 280/190 and its in normal range now. I was exausted when i 1st started them but thats calmed down now and don't have any noticeable side effects. Hope u start feeling better soon.

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Do you mind me asking how long the exhaustion lasted for. I’ve been taking 5mg for almost four weeks and felt awful for the first few days. Apart from slightly swollen ankles everything seemed to have calmed down but today I’ve felt like everything is an effort and I’ve had slight abdominal pains. It could be unrelated but since reading various online reports I’ve become neurotic about every ache and pain.

I guess generally people don’t post good news.

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Oh, Wow! Darkfairy. "280/190". I thought mine was bad enough last week at 240/110. Amlodipine unfortunately proved a no-no for me as it caused such swelling in my ankles and lower legs that I was diagnosed with varicose eczema. Even after coming off the Amlodipine, the side effect remains. I guess I should have stopped it much sooner. Many different BP pills later, the only one my body has tolerated thus far is Losartan. However, another tablet was added to the mix last week. After 4 days on this new drug (Hydralazine), yesterday I ended up in A&E on a drip with horrendous diarrhea and vomiting. A&E didn't think the cause was the new pill so I took it again last night and, so far, today am ok. Just a bit concerned that it might all go pear-shaped again after it being absorbed for another few days - fingers crossed it doesn't as I desperately need to get my BP down.

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I had swollen ankles and so exhausted I couldn't climb the hill to work so came off them after a month. For the last 15 yrs I have been on candesarten, doxazosin and bendroflumethiazide, no problems.

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MY DAUGHTER WAS PUT ON AMLODAPINE AND HER ANKLES SWELLED IN THE FIRST WEEK. HER DR. TOOK HER OFF IT. I ALSO HAVE 2 OLDER LADIES THAT I KNOW WELL LOST ALL THEIR HAIR..THEY ARE DEVASTATED, THEIR HAIR NEVER GREW BACK AND THEY ARE WEARING WIGS!! MY ADVICE IS THIS DRUG SHOULD BE BANNED!! YOUR DR. NEEDS TO CHANGE YOUR MED.

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Hi The two women who lost their hair; were they on amldapone? I was put on Losartan last September . My blood pressure reading was 180

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No problems with amlodipine. I also take ramipril, doxazosin and bendroflumethiazide.

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