At first I had the bad dreams but not now. I also had the exercise slowness with verapamil in the beginning. I have been on verapamil for five yrs and now no problems with it, but it alone can't lower my bp. Now after going to ER last weekend and discontinuing the avapro, i still have a severe itch. I have not taken avapro for almost 5 to 6 days and this dare itching will not go away. i was told to take benadryl but i'm scared it will damage my liver. Is this true. My bp bp for the last 5 days range at 140/155 over 72/84. I really need to lower the top #, but my stupid dr insist i take the avapro until i see him 6-29. No way.