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I am experiencing nerve pain, increased tingling, numbness

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I am experiencing nerve pain, increased tingling, numbness &cramping upper limbs can that be side effects of high blood pressure meds
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Which blood pressure medicines are you taking?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

I had asked for some further information and have not heard back.

There is no blood pressure medicine that is a common cause of nerve or neuropathy symptoms. There is a blood pressure medicine, prazosin, that has a mild risk of causing nerve symptoms, but it is not a medicine that is used very often for blood pressure.

I asked about what medicine you are taking so that I could look for whether there are any case reports regarding that drug. Isolated case reports do not prove that side effects, but it does raise it as a possibility.

I would also note that the most common cause of nerve pain, tingling, numbness, and cramping in the upper extremity is from degenerative disease of the cervical spine.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.