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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: Have been on Amlodipine for about 2 years. At first it worked wonderful. Now experiencing rapid heart beat, headache, tingling in upper body some weakness. also elevated pressure at times. Will have to try something else. Tried many before this one.
amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: I've been taking this medication for about 4 months. The First month was fine it brought my blood pressure down to acceptable numbers. The side effects started gradually. I was really forgetful and would sometimes feel confused. Then the trembling in my legs started them spread to my arms went from trembling to twitching really fast then it spread to my face. During this time anxiety is slowly creeping in it was getting a little worse everyday until it was a constant feeling. Pressure in my head constantly and full blown panic attacks by month 4. I discussed this with my doctor and I stopped taking this medication 2 days ago and was prescribed something else. I can feel my anxiety subsiding.
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amlodipine for Migraine Prevention: I started having menstrual migraines monthly in my mid-thirties. They had gotten to the point of lasting upwards of 18 hours with uncontrollable vomiting and moderate pain for a day or two before and after the migraine. I started taking Treximet and an anti-nausua medicine which did work when the migraine started but was still living my life around avoiding triggers. I also developed mild hypertension during these years. My dr. prescribed 2.5mg amlopine and the migraines decreased in intensity. He upped dosage over time to control the hypertension and my migraine intensity decreased proportionally each time. By the time I got to 10mg, the migraines were gone. I still get a little headachy each month, but it's just that, a mild headache.
Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: I'm 32 years old and at first Amlodopine made me feel depressed, dizzy and anxious. Now I am used to this medication. I have so much energy. Before this medication I was on the verge of a heart attack and stroke. My blood pressure is 110/70.
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amlodipine for Migraine Prevention: I would get migraines weekly and when it wasn't a migraine it was a headache that turned into a tension headache and later lead back to a migraine. I tried everything and was put on everything. Finally, I tried amlodipine and the next day, no headache no migraine. I was amazed. I take it every night before bed. I didn't feel dizzy and haven't had any swelling. I was worried cause my blood pressure runs low already, but I'm doing so much better now and no side effects.
amlodipine for Migraine Prevention: I have had chronic migraines for almost three years. Tried many different medicines and supplements. I was put on amlodipine and it worked almost immediately. I haven't had a headache in four and half weeks since starting the medicine. It is a miracle. Swelling in ankles, but it's a lot better than 2 migraines a week!
Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: Keeps my blood pressure down. I have been taking it for 5 months, I now have muscle cramps, and have a problem sleeping. I am going to try a new medicine, I can't take the severe cramping in my body.
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: I started taking amlodipine besylate about 6months ago started at 5mg. now 10mg. My feet, ankles&hands swell. My top number has gone down from 210-220 to upper 130's to 140's but bottom number has increased to mid 90's to 100's +. I have sever back problems and kidney disease dr. don't want to change medication cause kidneys stop working when he does lisinopol doesn't work. Does anyone have any suggestions? My body just hurts all the time.some days can't even move.
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amlodipine for Migraine Prevention: I did a lot of research. Amlodipine seems to be the best migraine preventative for those of us with stubborn nearly daily migraines that don't seem to respond to the typical medications, at least in the long term. I was on two other preventatives for years: Inderal and Amitriptyline. I am now weaning off of both these other medications. I was getting about one headache a week for the first couple weeks at 10 mg, now I think it's been two weeks since my last one. No side effects for me. It's a miracle. Verapamil seems to have the same effect, but requires very high doses up to 720 mg/day.
You MUST try this medication if you have tried the others without lasting effects.
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: This medication definitely controls high blood pressure. However, talk about swelling - both feet and ankles. Its a no win situation but what does help and helps substantially is weight loss and walking. Walking is the best thing since sliced bread - highly recommended. With this medication a little exercise goes a long way. Great reason to walk the dog.
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: Was taking lisinopril which didn't help my blood pressure... it actually went up a little to 190/84. It gave me shots of chest pain and a pounding heartbeat. My doctor quickly took me off and put me on Amlodipine, which lowered my blood pressure to 134/74 in 2 weeks, and NO side effects! The pounding in my chest GONE! A true wonder for me!
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: I started this med: 3/18/13...As for side effects I've had all but swelling in hands, feet and throat area. One item I would like to add to the list is...Insomnia. Three nights now but not in a row. I see the Dr. next week.
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: Terrible medication. Gave me headaches, frightening dizzy spells and didn't work well. Blood Pressure kept spiking to 155/90. Switched to Lisinopril and blood pressure was stable at 115/65.
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Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: With the DASH diet and exercise my BP was still high and the doctor increased my daily 5mg of Norvasc to 10mg. It helps decrease my usual 170/104 to approx 150/70 but only for a few hours. I am fatigued, headaches and super cold feet and hands constantly. I also have muscle cramps. I feel as if I had a heart attack a few days ago but my doctor says its gastritis. The side effects are worse than hypertension itself! Maybe I need a new medicine and/or a new physician. Good health to you!
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Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: I am 27 years old and I had blood pressure of 150/100, around the high range for a few days at the very least but within 2 hours of taking Norvasc 5g my BP dropped to around 128/86.
I have just taken this once in my life.
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: I was prescribed this drug and after just a few days experienced dreadful nausea, headaches and general lethargy. I was told to persevere with the medication but I also had terrible palpitations. After a month I could take these side effects no longer. After coming off these pills I felt wonderful.
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amlodipine for Migraine Prevention: The doctor prescribed me with Amlodipine Besylate 5mg for borderline (140/90) hypertension in April 2012. I used to get migraine attack at least once a month due to work stress, eye stress and insufficient sleep. On the day I started Amlodipine until now, migraine is now history to me. Only then, I realize "side-effect" from medication can be a blessing!
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: The only side effect I really experienced was extreme drowsiness. The first night I took it, it knocked me out and I slept all night. Waking up the next morning was a challenge because I was still so drowsy. But that only lasted for one night. I experienced minor nausea after eating one meal. That's about it for the side effects. It did lower my blood pressure dramatically though. Overall, I'm having a great experience with this.
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: I have used this medicine for 3 months. I started with 5mg. It did nothing for me. DR put ,me on 10mg and am having side effects. I can't concentrate, severe backache, depressed all the time, They say it is not the medicine doing this to me but 2-3 hrs after taking this my back is hurting very bad. I also have swelling in my feet and ankles. I don't want to keep trying different medicine for high blood pressure.
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amlodipine for Migraine Prevention: I used to get migraines 2 days out of every 3, and 2 Excedrin would work about half the time, the other half I needed Imitrex. After about a month of taking 5 mg/day of amlodipine, which was initially prescribed for borderline hypertension (140/90), my headaches went to once/week, and they were all treatable with one 1 Excedrin. I only need Imitrex now once every two months instead of of two or three times a week. What a difference in my life! I don't understand why this medication isn't used more frequently for migraine sufferers.
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Norvasc (amlodipine) for High Blood Pressure: Started on Norvasc about 1 wk ago and my bld pressure has gone from 180-200/100 to 120 /75, my heart rate has increased which is ok because I was on Bystolic for a short time and my heart rate dropped into the 40's.
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amlodipine for High Blood Pressure: Wanted to post my experience. I started on amlodipine, 10mg, in January 2011. Everything was fine and my bp was 115/78. Sometime late 2012, I started experiencing lightheadedness, foot and ankle swelling, my asthma worsened and I had severe pelvic pain. Spent three months and quite a bit of my deductible trying to figure out why. A friend suggested it may be time to change my bp medication. I went to the doctor and she told me the formula had been changed for generic amlodipine late last year and many of her patients had experienced problems with it, had to discontinue the medication. I've been on Metoprolol and I haven't had any issues so far.
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