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theright21, August 5,  2019  9:43pm EST

Side effects High Blood pressure medication

I am 37 years old and I haven't been on one blood pressure medication that works. All these different side effects have made me feel terrible. Does any one have these problems? The doctors keeps changing my medication and nothing working. Recently been put on carvedlol and it's the worst. Any suggestions?

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  • arogya
    arogya, August 6,  2019  1:30am EST

    Most meds take time to really "work", although sometimes they do instantly kick in, especially beta blockers like the one you're taking. ALL bp meds have side effects, ALL. The right one for a person is decided by cause if diagnosed, and body chemistry- blood, urine, liver etc. Your symptoms might include a racing heartbeat /arrythmia/atrial fibrilation. However, given your age, its a little surprising if this is the only med you are on since this is normally in addition to other  drugs like ARB, or ACE or even CCB. Perhaps your blood/urine tests do not allow for such drugs, do you know? It might be worthwhile to understand why other meds that I mentioned cannot be part of your treatment, unless of course those have been tried and had to be given up due to side effects. I had visible side effects like dizziness and tiredness for many months before my body called some sort of truce with the meds and dose needed was lower. I do know that while the external side effects are not seen, the meds are still internally doing some damage in addition to their alleged "benefits".  The ideal situation for us is to be able to get BP down with a mixture of diet/exercise and natural supplements and its possible to do it for most people.  

  • cozy4
    cozy4, August 8,  2019  8:11pm EST

    I had the same problem, and am now being treated without any medications at all for that reason. I had adverse reactions to EVERYTHING!


    Please don't quit anything you have been prescribed, though-- ask your doctor(s) what to do next, and follow all medical advice and treatments 100%. I do what I do with medical permission and regular care.

  • SkopjeMK
    SkopjeMK, August 11,  2019  4:19pm EST

    I can totally rely on this. I got prescribed HBP medication (Amlodopine/Benazepril 5-10mg) and right after the first use the hell started. I start having a lot of side effects, I couldn't sleep, my leg and arm was tingling I have needles on both legs, I was feel very uncomfortable, fatigue and angry most of the time, my muscles were twiching on my legs and eyes as well. After a while I went to the doctor and he change the medicine to lower dose and after three weeks of suffering I start feeling better, the side effects went more then halfway down. I still had small episodes around after lunch when I start feeling tired and sleepy, very uncomfortable feeling. I start checking my blood pressure several times a day and it was normal. So I guess, I need to work around that feeling and get it out completely. All I can say, its getting better and better every day.

  • Nature1992
    Nature1992, August 27,  2019  11:03pm EST
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    This helped me a lot. I am 45 ive had high blood pressure for 10 years. I was on 3 diffrent meds. I decided to go a natural route since the meds were not really working and I was tired of the side effects and long term effects. My normal BP was 150/90 after 3 months of using a nutriceutical it came down to 117/74 and i was able to come off all my meds. The drugs just treat the symptoms and an end point not the underlying reason. If you want more info you can email me at

  • Zentime20
    Zentime20, September 15,  2019  6:04pm EST

    My wife is 45 yrs old and has genetic, or famorial malignant hypertension. Weve tried all the meds and deal with all the serious side effects. My wife has never smoked, and she has maybe one drink a day. We eat very healthy and she is in great shape. If she misses her daily meds her pressure will go to 225, easily. Sometimes before menstral cycle, the pressure will spike even with meds. Weve found that a piece of sativa chocolate, a tiny piece, the size of a pea, brings her pressure down to 120 in less than 30 minutes. Its impossible to have any sort of weird drunk feeling from such a tiny piece, but it drops the pressure like magic with zero side effects. 

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