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I have been feeling weak "rubbery" legs and also generalized

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I have been feeling weak "rubbery" legs and also generalized weakness. Can this be due to Felodipine? I have recently increased dose from 2.5 to 5 mg.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
felodipine is Plendil and used for high blood pressure.
it is a calcium channel blocker.
in rare cases it can cause low blood pressure and even fainting and syncope episodes.
it can also cause flushing and abnormal heart beats and dizziness in some patients.
if you are feeling generally weak or rubbery legs, you should see your doctor about this
and get your blood pressure and blood glucose levels checked during these episodes to check for low blood pressure and low blood glucose levels.
if you are skipping meals, you could be having low blood glucose levels causing these episodes
you might need thyroid hormone testing and further neurological testing to find out what is going on.
I would not just assume it is from the felodipine.
do you have a doctor you can see about this?