Hi - I've been prescribed sildenafil to take alongside nifedipine for secondary Raynaud's (I have scleroderma - LSSc - and Sjogren's syndrome - all fairly mild, thankfully) and am finding the side effects really hard to deal with. Banging heart, anxiety, headache, dizziness, dry mouth are the main ones. Has this happened to anyone else?
The aim is to reduce my iloprost admissions from every six months to once a year, which would be great, but at the moment I'm not sure I'm going to manage this drug. I haven't even built up to the full dose yet - just taking two a day and am supposed to move on to three a day next week.
Does anyone know whether the side effects ease up as you get used to the medication? At the moment I'm not sure I'll cope at work feeling like this. Thanks!