Hi I have just joined so I want to say to to everyone.
I have been a diabetic for 5 years now but I only started metaformin 2 months ago as before I tried to control my diabetes with diet but did not succeed. At the same time I went to the doctor to start taking the medicine he found that I also had hypertension (blood pressure of 190/100) and he told me to go back after a month. After a month he found my blood pressure was alarmingly high (220/120) so he told me to take amlodipine. He also said to exercise like for example going for a walk but that is surely impossible as I suffer from plantar fasciitis (very painful condition in the feet )in both feet. My question is how long does the blood pressure medicine take to work? What other exercise beside walking can I do ?