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Recently my blood pressure was 248/100. My doctor prescribed…

Recently my blood pressure...

Recently my blood pressure was 248/100. My doctor prescribed me amlodipine on May 18th. This last week my feet and ankles have been swollen, I am hot one minute, cold the next minute and I am gaining weight even though I exercise (life weights and do cardio) 4x a week. Could this all be related to my high BP?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you used Amlodipine or anything similar before?

No

Doctor's Assistant: Have you used anything besides Amlodipine for this?

I also take HCTZ

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am HIV undetectable, a smoker and a social drinker

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This is all related to the new medicine

these are common side effects

especially ankle swelling

how is the BP?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
My BP goes up and down
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have been told to add Niacin to my regimine. Do you recommend I do that?

No I would not add that

It won't help anything

I would recommend changing the amlodipine to losartan.

They make a combination losartan/HCTZ

it will work better

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