I was on amlodipine 5 mg and lisinopril 10 mg and then my heart doctor doubled both of these meds. After about 5 days my legs started to ache and pain until I could hardly walk. I stopped the amlodipine for three days and the leg pain stopped. I went back on it at the 5 mg and now I have only mild pain on and off. I don't know if this is the med for me or not but my blood pressure goes up some when I don't take it. What should I do. I told the doc I went back to 5 mg and he said that it was okay but he didn't say I should try something else. So confused. Take medicine for one thing and it causes something else. What to do--what to do?
My mum was on amlopine for years. She complained to the drs about the following symptoms for years. She was experiencing bad pain in her ankle joints, constant headache. She said her legs felt like wood, were very painful when she placed them on the floor. They became very swollen, the skin became itchy and burned. Her stomach also swelled up. Occasionally her left arm swelled. She felt fatigued all the time, and kept falling asleep in the afternoon (Has even fell asleep on the loo)! And she kept reporting this sensation of a wave of shiver, that from time to time ran through her body; starting from the feet upwards ( she did not actually shake)
! She had pain in other joints which seemed to have got better since she came off the drug. Since then, we have heard of other people having similar problems with the drug. My mothers friend came and said she had been given a drug by the dr and since she had been taking it her feet felt like wood. Mum asked her what the drug was called, and yes, it was amlodipine.
However, my mother went back to the drs to have her BP checked and unfortunately the increase in other medication has not lowered her BP. The dr gave her another tablet and she is experiencing head aches and has trouble keeping awake in the day. If your symptoms get worse, maybe it would be a good idea discussing other options with you dr.
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