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Candesartan Amilodipine side effects?

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.

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Hi happy xmas. I am suprised you are on amlodopine as well as candesarten. I had bad reactions to amlodopine so was put on candesarten instead. My combination is candesarten, bendroflumethzide and doxazozin which has kept my bp at roughly 110/60 gor the last 18 yrs.

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Hello Morgan. Glad to hear that ur bp is under control very much. But can u elaborate is it due to medicines only or ur taking care of diet exercise or any stuff like that to control it. Cause seen many people taking medicines but not able to control it effectively.

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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.

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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

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What sort of bad reactions did you have with Amilodipine? I get tinnitus quite a lot along with headaches dizzy spells and fatigue.

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I was on it for a month, so fatigued I couldn't walk up the hill to work. My ankles were always swollen in the evening so my gp switched me to Candesarten.

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Yesterday I stopped taking Amilodipine but by lunchtime my bp was up to 170/105 so I took 10mg to get my bp back down back to 145/90 now I will have to discuss this with my doctor when I next see him to see what can be done

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