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What a journey you have had! I hopr you continue to improve!!
I told my primary she had to change the amlodipine because of the swelling. Swelling causes damage to the blood vessels so it had to go. She agreed after a discussion regarding damage and the need to wear therapeutic support hose some day. I don’t think it had occurred to her.
I had a bad reaction to metformin with diarrhea and stomach pain. It also affected my kidney function. Not something I would consider taking again!
I am also CKD stage 3 and a Type 2 diabetic. My GP put me in touch with a nephrologist and a cardiologist. The GP maintains my BP prescriptions but consults the two specialists. I take Amlodipine (lowest dose and have not had swelling), a diuretic, Metoprol, and Losartan. My BP is still not where it should be which I know is vital to my kidney health. My diabetes is in control with an A1c of 6.5. I monitor my blood pressure and blood glucose at home twice a day. I don’t understand the choice of BP meds as they are not what is recommended for CKD. Your thoughts?