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I could take no other water pills, so my BP specialist put me on Indapamide. The lowest pill went fine, put up to the 2.5 level, and for a month, everything was fine. Then I had horrible cramps and unstoppable diarrhea. I thought it could be the intestinal flu, so I kept on taking Indapamide. 3days later, I have the same cramping (agonizing) symptoms, unbearable, at night. On the next morning, I had the symptoms again. I've had allergies or terrible side effects with almost all other BP meds. I don't know what I'm going to do now. I guess it took over a month for the drug to build up in my system. I truly thought I was out of the woods, allergy-wise, when the symptoms of hydrachlorathizide came upon me. Very disappointed in my own body.
I was prescribed indapamide 1.5mg modified release for high BP. I had been prescribed 2 other med previously but they left me with side effects that I did not want to live with. The first caused a persistent cough that kept me awake at nights and the second raised my resting heart rate by 20-30 beats/min. The only side effect l have noted with this med after 28 days is the need to go for a pee in the night. It quickly took my BP to within normal range with a few low readings. I'm still working to try and achieve healthy BP without mess feeling this would be the best in the long term
I became aware that my skin felt very dry and itchy, including my eyes. I also noticed that my lower legs were swollen and shortness of breath, this is not normal for me. Indapamide is a new prescription for me, initially I ignored the side effects but gradually began to make the connection between my symptoms and the new medication.
I hate to report my disappointment - that from the 1st day, I thought I must have caught 'flu or shingles, such were the reactions. Unfortunately, I experienced pain around my middle back plus kidney areas, my stomach felt inflamed, I experienced insomnia, breathing difficulties, no energy, an unusual thirst, bad balance, nausea, swollen ankles , interrupted sleep, by having to visit the loo about every hour. It's 5 days hence and still not "used" to them. I believe I shall have to stop taking them (G.P. permission, of course!,) in order to make my life bearable again. I did have such strong hopes of this medication.
I was on this drug for around two years when I started feeling very 'under the weather'. My whole body plus knees and ankles began to swell up, and I gained a great deal of weight. It was not easy to breathe and my phoriasis ran riot! At first it controlled my plood pressure, but as my body started to swell, my blood pressure rose quite dramatically...After coming off it, it took many months for my swollen body to return to normal. This drug is certainly not for me.
Prescribed this medication to supplement BP meds. Took for one week. Felt quesy and just "out of it" after 7 days. As it turned out, I was dehydrated fainted. Caution is strongly suggested. Thank goodness I try to track my meds carefully.
I had swelling of the legs. I felt very tried. so I took them at night in turn I had a good night sleep. sever back pain. it is very effective on my blood pressure but will have to change it due to side affects
Within about three days I experienced difficult breathing, swollen ankles, irregular heart beat, dry mouth,headaches,blurred vision,lethargy,weakness and feeling very dizzy. Stopped taking the tablets because I felt so crook, back to Dr tomorrow.
after 12days I had weekness in arms and legs and dry mouth tonque etc, effective on blood pressure but bad side effects for me ceased using back to docs
have had nothing but trouble since being placed on this med.Legs swell up,and body in general appears to do the same--many of my clothes no longer fit.It is used in conjunction with clonidine and I sure do not like the effects they have on me.I am going to demand to go on other med. tomorrow for hypertension.
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