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Norvasc

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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?

Thanks,

Jen

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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


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

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(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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.

 

Sue

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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.

 

Big Hugs,


Janey Willis

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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.

 

Xo

Tangelo

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

 

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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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.

Take care!!!

Tangelo

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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).

 

Take Care

-RTS

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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.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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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

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