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Hello,

I have to stop Atacand, I feel so tired and sleepy. I have tried Norvasc with no effect on my BP and also no side effects so I want try another CCB, I heard a lot of Med in that group like Diltiazim, Cardizem SR and others. So anyone on CCB could tell me about the good ones and the starting dosage.

my blood pressure was well controlled on Zebeta 5mg then I switched to Cozaar 50 and still good and now with Atacand 8 mg it's good too so my blood pressure responses to Meds good.
Thanks,
Michael
Hello pal,

I have been on Cozaar 50mg then switched on Atacand 8mg and you know what both controlled my Blood Pressure more than Ziac 5mg but I couldn't tolerate thier side effects. After I take an ARB by one hour I feel like I'm a dead man walking in the house :(, I feel so tired and sleepy and I have to sleep more 4 hours plus the 8 that I already sleep. I couldn't do it with ARBs and for me they were no side effects free, I'm not sure but maybe because my body responded very well to them I got those side effects???

Thanks,
Michael
Hello Cass,

Thanks for your help :), yes it's good that I can go and get any Med I want. Anyway, I don't panic when I read about those side effects because I know that everyone is different and I'm sure of that because when I took Cozaar and Atacand I got many side effects are MOST people don't get :(. And when I used Norvasc I didn't experience any side effects at all, except headache for a few days, today I started with 90 Diltiazim SR and my blood pressure dropped from 140/100 to 130/90 in 5 or 6 hours :) and I don't feel anything wrong like when I was on ARBs and BBs.

Cass is there any drug interaction between Diltiazim SR and supplements or other Medications?
Thanks for help
Michael
Quote from michaellabibat:
Hello Cass,

Thanks for your help :), yes it's good that I can go and get any Med I want. Anyway, I don't panic when I read about those side effects because I know that everyone is different and I'm sure of that because when I took Cozaar and Atacand I got many side effects are MOST people don't get :(. And when I used Norvasc I didn't experience any side effects at all, except headache for a few days, today I started with 90 Diltiazim SR and my blood pressure dropped from 140/100 to 130/90 in 5 or 6 hours :) and I don't feel anything wrong like when I was on ARBs and BBs.

Cass is there any drug interaction between Diltiazim SR and supplements or other Medications?
Thanks for help
Michael

The only interaction that I know of is grapefruit juice. I also heard somewhere not to take calcium supplements near the time you take the diltiazem.
I eat grapefruit quite frequently and I take calcium suplements twice a day. I just keep it all a few hours apart.
Good luck - I hope the "no side effects" continue,
Cass