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#1 Clementine

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 09:31 PM

I am switching to Norvasc for Raynauds as this last week it's just been out of control. How many mgs works for you all and how do you like it?
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 11:55 PM

Hi Jen, I have been on 5 mgs of Norvasc for about 2 years. Seems to be working for me so far. Hey! How are the facial treatments coming along? Are you satisfied with the results? Sheryl
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Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:55 AM

Hi Jen,

I have been on Norvasc (2.5 - lowest dosage) for over a year and love it. It does not stop the Raynauds but the attacks are much shorter and my blood pressure has also come under control. No side effects.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 01:53 AM

Hello Jen,

Norvasc never worked for me. Tried it for a month at least (5mg), and as a result I had about 4 migrains in a week. Now I'm on Plendil, (2,5 mg) and it makes me very tired.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:51 PM

Norvasc didn't work for me either. I could only handle it a month because it sent my heartburn over the edge and made the PPIs ineffective. I hope it works for you. With cold weather coming on, you certainly need to keep that Raynaud's under control.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:59 PM

Thanks guys. I am going to start Norvasc tomorrow. My dr. said he usually prescribes Norvasc, not Procardia for Raynauds, but yet he prescribed Procardia to me. Hee hee, whatever.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:11 PM

Jen, what strength are you going on? do you get to use nitro-paste too?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:35 AM

Peanut,
I am taking 5mgs. Thanks for reminding me, it's sitting downstairs on the pool table! The Dr. said I could add nitro-paste if I needed and increase the dose later but to start with 5mgs. He also mentioned the major PH meds but I would prefer to save that for the real deal, PH, if I ever need it.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:27 AM

I take between 5 and 10 mg Norvasc, depending on the time of the year (Winter vs Summer) and whether I've had problem with finger/toe sores. For me, it doesn't stop the Raynauds, just shortens the duration of the attack and prevents ulcers...

My Dr. told me their clinic puts anyone with a history of ulcers on some Ca Channel blocker, starting with the lowest effective dose (i.e. no more sores).

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 12:29 PM

Exforge 5 (160 mg per day). It's Norvasc with a combo water pill. Was taking regular Norvasc prior and it controled my Raynaud attacks to almost nill. This combo Norvasc drug seems to do as well.
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:51 AM

Hi Emmi, I wanted to ask you about Plendil. I suffer from migraines as well and that is why my Dr. put me on Atenolol, a Beta Blocker. My migraines have been good but my raynauds is much worse. How are your migraines on the Plendil? I will ask my Dr. about it. I'm not looking forward to another winter with bad raynauds. Thanks,
Hugs, Piper