I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at the end of September I started taking Amilodipine 10mg but this drug on its own did not lower my bp very much I started @ 160-170/100 I was then added Ramipril 1.25 - 5mg but I felt bad with headaches stiff neck and feeling dizzy and vagueness. I was then put on Candesartan currently on 8 mg bp is now 140-150/85-90 but I'm still struggling with what I think are side effects bouts of feeling dizzy almost constant tinnitus occasional headache and general tiredness. I'm not sure if the drugs are the problem or maybe my bp is not low enough yet. I have reduced Amilodipine to 5mg with a view to remove it altogether to see if this drug is causing my problems. My GP is not that helpful I had to push him to change to Candesartan but 3 months on I've only had a few days were I have felt OK so it is started to get me down.
Candesartan Amilodipine side effects? - High Blood Pressu...
Hi, no its just the drugs that keep it under control, i have periods where I diet/exercise but to be honest they are short lived and i am quite overweight at the moment and this is probably the reason for any tiredness and dizziness i have now together with my age - i also have ITP which also causes tiredness.
My Doctor told me it was now common to use a 2 drug treatment but I wish he hadn't as it makes it difficult to work which drug is giving the side effects. My bp was 146/88 this morning a few days ago I went from 10mg of Amilodipine to 5 mg I am now considering stopping it altogether and just going with 8mg Candesartan. I won't be seeing my Dr again until early January but I don't want to wait that long as I'm fed up with the headaches and dizzy spells