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Old 09-02-2001, 09:40 AM   #1
 
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norvasc and swelling

I take 5 mg norvasic once a day to try to get my b/p under 90. When taking it my knees both swell up and you can see bulges around my knee caps. My legs , after sitting or sleeping at night feel like they have calcified, they hurt like heck to move them till I'm up for a hr, even then , if I stop and sit down , it takes a gritting of teeth to be able to move getting up. I feel sometimes like i need a wheelchair and my walk is affected I limp because of the swelling on both knees. when I quit taking it for 2 days the swelling goes away. No buldges around the cap. I'm a young guy , at 53 I don't have any problems besides the 95-100 bloodpresure. does this b/p medicine have to affect my life this bad. isn there another medicine I could take? I took avalide with a diuratic and it made my sweat stink like urine so i switched to this.

 
Old 09-03-2001, 01:55 AM   #2
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Re: norvasc and swelling

There are other meds to try. I also tried Norvasc and it wasn't suitable for me (I am a runner and it gave me lead legs). It alters peripheral blood circulation. I am now on irbesarten (an Angiotension II inhibitor and it is fine. Go back to your doc - and if the next med doesn't work - go back again, and again. Be assertive. Good luck.

 
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Old 09-05-2001, 03:42 AM   #3
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Re: norvasc and swelling

I've been taking Norvasc 2.5 mgs and I've had no problems with it. You've got to talk to your doctor about the problems you're having. When they start you on a prescription it's a hit or miss until they find the correct medication to help you.

 
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