Hi, I recently had a strange episode with medication side effects and wondered if anyone else had a similar situation. I have been on my blood pressures meds for about a year. I had some mild side effects, the usual - dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, when I started them but for the most part they had calmed down. However, about 2 weeks ago I started having major side effect issues out of the blue - major fatigue, almost to the point of passing out, severe vertigo and my blood pressures plummeted to the 70/50s range in the matter of two days. I was taking 160 mg of Diovan 1X daily, 12.5 of Carvedilol 2X daily, and 40 mg Prevastatin 1X daily. I also take insulin and Metform for type 2 diabetes. I had not made any changes in other medications. I am overweight and working to lose weight and have lost about 10 pounds in the last 3 months. About the only major change I have made is stepping up my exercise routine. My doctor had me cut my meds in half and that alleviated the situation. I could understand gradual changes but not major changes in a matter of 2 days. Has anyone else experienced a simiilar episode?
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