Clonidine Ear Ringing And Numbness Side Effects

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jewels Says:

I have been on 0.1 clonidine now for several years. Recently i have been getting very high spikes. My doctor increased me. I was taking 0.1 twice a day. I now take 0.4 split up into 3 times a day. I am now experiencing very loud ringing in the ears / hissing sounds with a numbness feeling in my head. At times it is so bad it debilitates me to where i cannot do anything. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? It is driving me crazy and cannot function like this!

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HBP Guy Says:

Jewels --

I started taking Clonidine 0.1 mg three months ago for occasional blood pressure spike to 160/105 (I believe I have panic attack or anxiety disorder). Now I am taking taking 0.1 mg twice daily to keep my bp in range (120/80+). Still I will have bp spike once a week and I have to take additional 0.1 mg to bring it down. Dry mouth, ear ringing and low energy are the side effects I've been getting.

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Aguywhocaresaboutothers38 Says:

It’s the metals in the binders and you must be next to 5G towers or have smart meters and being messed with remotely and have your house being turned into dirty electricity ! A lot of evil crap is going down do not turn to pharma anymore get off everything

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Lee Says:

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Yes, you are right...most people have no clue about smart meters and cell towers and how we are literally being microwaved. Hopefully people will research it and become informed. Thanks for telling the truth.

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Lee Says:

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My mother took this briefly...took her off because of the horrible aide affects. A nurse told us this medication was originally for mental patients! You should try CBD oil. My mother is now totally off BP meds and on CBD and not only is her BP down better than it’s ever been, but she feels so much better. I’m not a doctor, I’m just telling you it works for my mom.

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Patty Says:

Jewels- I was on a low dose of clonidine for approximately 8 months. I was told that long term use of this drug can actually cause BP spikes and sure enough it did with me. My doctor said it was not the first drug of choice for HBP because of this problem. She immediately took me off it.

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Jewels Says:

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Yes, I get BP spikes when it wears off...I hate it. My ears ring and head buzzes loud, sometimes louder than other times. I hear you just can't stop taking it. Asking the Dr for something else next week, maybe I can wean off it. I take 40 mg of lisinoprol a day along with the clonidine now. It also makes me so very tired. I take clonidine 3x a day, more if I get spikes.

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Patty Says:

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You are right - you must wean off clonidine gradually. As I recall it took me 2-3 weeks to get off completely. At that point BP spikes stopped but other side effects continued for a while longer.Best wishes to you.

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Jewels Says:

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How much were you taking when you weaned off? I take 0.1 1/2 three x a day.

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Sm Says:

I have been on clonidine since 2003. I'm taken 0.2mg. Half in the am. And half in the evening. For along time I have been having ringing in my ears and hissing sounds, sometimes so loud its disturbing. I also take generic Norvasc and Benecar generic. I never thought it good be the clonidine that caused the ringing in my ears.

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jewels Says:

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Has the ringing in your ears and hissing stopped after you quit taking the clonidine? I am trying to wean off but it is very difficult. What side affects did you get weaning off?

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jewels Says:

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Has the ringing in your ears and hissing stopped after you quit taking the clonidine? I am trying to wean off but it is very difficult. What side affects did you get weaning off?

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Patty Says:

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So very sorry you are still having trouble with these meds. The dose I was taking was the smallest available and during the tapering process I would cut the pills in quarters and taper down by 1/4 every week or so. My side effects were multiple choice: rapid heart beat, anxiety, nervousness, leg cramps, ringing ears, appetite loss, constipation. The dose you are taking is larger than mine was and will probably take longer for your system to adjust. /Just remember - things WILL GET BETTER and you will GET BACK TO NORMAL! Best wishes--

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jewels Says:

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yes, i have realized that when the clonidine wears off the BP spikes. I am trying to wean off it now but it is not easy. I am sorry i even started it. I am hoping that when i do get off it my head problems will go away. My body craves it like a narcotic now and get withdrawal symptoms when i don't take more.

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