Verapamil for HBP - what side effects
Hi - I am a 70 yr. old female with hbp for about 4 years now. After running through various bp meds that gave me terrible side effects, I finally got started on Micardis with success, having to raise the dosages along the way, and was up to 80 mg. A few months ago I went through a very stressful period and the 80 mg. wasn't doing it for me. After a few tries on beta blockers, then Diltiazem, I'm now on Verapamil ER 240, for the last 1-1/2 weeks and it seems to be doing the trick. However, after 5 days on it I suddenly got extreme stomach cramping, mostly during the night. Now still having some stomach issues, mostly abdominal cramping, I am wondering if I have some sort of flu bug or if it could be the Verapamil that's upsetting my stomach and abdomen. Has anyone out there had side effects like this?