I began taking 10mg amlodipine two weeks ago after an on-again-off-again relationship with another medication that made me throw up every day I took it. They started me on 5mg amlodipine a month ago, but there was a large spike in my blood pressure. Since starting 10mg amlodipine , my ears are hot to the touch, red, and painful. The whites of my eyes are splotchy, bloodshot, and painful. My blood pressure is also higher than it ever was BEFORE taking anything for blood pressure. My usual since middle school / high school has been 130/80ish, and I'm nearing 40 years old now. Until I started taking amlodipine , I never got much above that even under duress. Now I'm in the 160/120 or worse... but only since starting amlodipine. Thoughts?