I have taken amlodipine 5mg for just 7 weeks but noticed that my resting heart rate which was usually 61 -63 rocketed up to 85-95 although the BP dropped below the basic required. I have been changed on to Ramipril 1.25 and the pulse is more like 75. Does one have to sacrifice one's heart with over exertion to cope with the BP drugs?. I feel that they are doing more harm thatn good and that I am on the start of a roller coaster that i want to leave!! I am nearly 70 in good weight range & non smoker
Until they find what drug works for you it is a roller coaster ride. That is why we have to keep a diary of our bp and p and keep in close communications with our docs. Once they find the one that works, it levels off. Now that they know what happens with amlodipine there is a chance of it happening with other calcium channel blockers so your doc will stay away from them. I'll have to stick it in my head and rememeber because my doc told me if my bp didn't come down on the increased beta blocker, this week I go on amlodipine too, lol
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