Amlodipine for raynaud's

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With Raynaud's phenomenon are the drugs associated with treatment addictive? Here is a clip of info I found online: "Most of the medicines used to treat people with Raynaud's are given to improve blood flow to the extremities. These medicines include calcium channel-blockers, such as: * Nifedipine * Amlodipine * Diltiazem * Felodipine * Isradipine Calcium channel-blockers help limit the number and severity of attacks in about 2 out of 3 patients with Raynaud's.
How Is Raynaud's Disease Treated? There is no cure for primary or secondary Raynaud's, but many measures can reduce the number or intensity of attacks, including: * Lifestyle changes * Medicines * Treatments for the disease or condition that may help cause secondary Raynaud's * Surgery for the tissue damage that some people with secondary Raynaud's develop In most people with primary Raynaud's, the disorder is successfully managed with lifestyle adjustments.
These are agents used for blood pressure control, but are also useful for Raynaud's because they relax smooth muscle. other atypical agents have also been reported to be helpful including prozac in some refractory cases. Another therapy that can be helpful is rubbing Nitro paste to the area that is affected. This relaxes the blood vessels in this area and prevents the Raynaud's from cutting off the blood supply.
Currently, the treatment my Dr has recommended to treat the LP, and has recently prescribed, is a topical steroid cream, and a calcium channel blocker called Amlodipine to treat the Raynaud's. Have you seen a dermatologist regarding this? Have you had any blood work done, specifically ANA which would screen for autoimmune disease? Just speaking from my own experience, I would start there... Mine was only diagnosed by accident... as I had no clue what it was that I had!
I was tested as well and had normal vascular tests for Raynaud's. You can have EM as a primary with no secondary disease. Also, if you do have EM neurontin I believe can actually make it worse. I think I read that on-line, but don't take my word for it. Neurontin can help Raynaud's but from what I remember it can actually worse EM. There is some connection with SSRIs. I think they said some SSRIs, like prozac, can help, but look that up as I have forgotten exactly what it said.
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So, my real question is whether any of you get attacks or acute episodes of dysautonomia? For a little over a year I've been having these awful attacks of symptoms. For 3-4 hours I get bad chills, shivering, blurry vision, intense tingling in my legs, weird skin sensations (burning, itching), dizziness, and frequent bowel movements (like 5-10 times within this period of time). Also my extremities get very cold and pale or a greyish colour. I get muscle spasms in my calves and thighs too.
We tried a medication (Amlodipine) for 6 months to see if it improved but it didn't and my low BP made it impossible to increase the dose. I've seen a neurologist. My neuro exam was normal (I've had many) except for asymmetrical reflexes in my knees (left more brisk, right barely there) and reduced sensation in my feet and lower legs. After a normal MRI and NCV/EMG the neurologist wasn't sure how to proceed. He prescribed Lyrica which I've begun to take. It's been 1.
I just started having the faint buzzing sensation in my left foot a few days ago, buzing for a second or two between intervals of 3-5 seconds. I thought it was machinery under the floor until I realized it was only in one foot. There is no pain or other symptom that I can relate to it. I am a white male, just turned 60. I was raised in New England and have been doing development work in SE Asia for the past 3 decades.
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