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Hypertension Meds

I'm a 64 yrs. old woman who used to take Diovan 320 mg. & Toprol 50 mg. for my B.P.  My B.P. readings was okay but my Doctor discontinued the Toprol because my heart rate usually on the 40's.  I am currently taking Norvasc 5mg. with the Diovan 320 mg.  So far, my B.P. readings is very good, 110/70.  But eversince I started the Norvasc, my left leg is swelling and it is becoming worst.  I'd like to ask my Doctor to discontinue the Norvasc.  Is there any other calcium blocker that doesn't cause swelling?  I've already taken Zestril (ace inhibitor) with the Diovan before. Can you please tell me what other good medications to be taken with the Diovan.  I appreciate your help.


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I would be more curious to find out why only one leg is swelling.  Norvasc should affect only one leg.  I would want to rule out a vascular problem with that leg before it gets worse.
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...sorry for spelling error ... Norvasc shouldn't affect only one leg.....
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Thanks for your response.  I will ask my Doctor.
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I am taking Amlodipine (Norvasc) 5mg and occasionally my legs and ankles (on both legs and never the leg itself) will swell to the point that my shoes will no longer fit, but the the swelling will go down for a while (a week, two weeks perhaps) until it happens again.
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Thanks for the info.  I went to see my Doctor yesterday.  I was given an ultrasound test on my left leg to see if I have blood clotting, so far the result was negative.  I've never had any swelling problem until I started taking Norvasc.  I am now taking Amlodipine 2.5mg but noticed no improvement.  I'm due for another appointment in two weeks.

Thank you so much for your help!    
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Made a mistake. I meant to say, my feet and ankles will swell and not my legs.
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