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Hi Englander,

I was on 2.5 mg of amlodipine, then 5.00 mg, back down to 2.5, and am now off.

This med had the least severe side effects of the 5 I have taken (hydrochlorothiaze, lisinopril, benicar/hct, atenolol, and finally norvasc/amlodipine).

It is known for causing headaches but I've never had a headache, nor did I experience one on this med. I did have multiple sleep problems...sleepiness in the afternoon but despite this couldn't sleep for a nap, and multiple awakenings during the night. I tried taking the pill in the am, and then I tried taking the pill in the pm...finally gave up due to sleep disruption. Someone who doesn't have structured schedule might be able to work around the sleep problems...but someone who has a 9-5 may have problems if they experience the side effects that I did.

Bethsheba
HI ALL AGAIN ,WELL DR SWITCHED ME TO FOSINOPRIL 10 MG I START THEM NEXT WEEK HAVE ANY OF YOU HEARD OF THIS BLOODPRESSURE MED AND DO YOU KNOW HOW WELL IT WORKS ? MY DAUGHTER IS HOME SO THE STRESS ISNT AS BAD WE FOUND OUT SHES BIPOLAR ,MY B/P ON NORVASC IN AM WAS LIKE 127/92 PULSE 105 THEN AT NIGHT WHEN I CHECK BEFORE BED ITS LIKE 150/98 PULSE STILL HIGH AT TIMES MY PULSE IS 125-130 AND B/P USE TO RUN 118/60 OR 120/79 BUT NOT WITH NORVASC IT WAS THAT READING WHEN I TOOK LISINIPRIL 10 MG AND THE NORVASC HE THE OTHER DR NOT THE ONE I HAVE NOW HAD ME ON 5 MG .SO IM HOPING THE NEW B/P WORKS BETTER AND HOPE THE HEADACHES AND THE RASH GOES AWAY AND THE FAINTING ,I EVEN WENT TO A DERMTOLOGY DR AND SHE BURNT THE SORES ON BACK OF NECK AND SAID I HAD WAY TOO MANY IN MY HEAD SO SHE GAVE ME A SCRIPT TO TAKE TO DRUGSTORE ITS A SPRAY I USE TO SPRAY ALL OVER HEAD LET DRY THEN COMB OUT IM STILL A BIT STRESSED BUT NOT NEAR LIKE I WAS WHY BECAUSE I NOW KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MY DAUGHTER AND SHES NOW HOME AND IS HAPPY SHES ON MEDS SO SHE WILL GET BETTER,
CAN ANY OF YOU NICE PEOPLE TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT THIS NEW B/P MED IM GETTING ????:)
OH YOU DONT KNOW THE HALF OF ALL THE STRESS I BEEN THROUGH AND ITS BEEN LIKE SINCE 2000 BUT IM GOING TO GET MY STRESS DOWN I HAVE TO WORK AT IT THOUGH,
HUGS TO ALL :angel: VICKIE:)