Hi, first poster. Be gentle :)
About a month ago, I had been prescribed medication for my High Blood pressure. I was prescribed Clonodine, and Tenormin, for which I got a generic brand called Atenelol. I woke up one morning, took the medication and went boaut my day, only to find about an hour later, My right side of my body slowly, over the course of about 20 minutes , went completely numb, as if it was asleep. Its remained that way since. I went to the emergency room, fearing a stroke, and after waiting 4 hours in a chair, I was pronounced well, and they let me go.
My lips often feel like they are so cold, that they should be turning blue, at least on the right side.
A bit about me, I am 6'0, 300lbs (Big guy) and my Blood Pressure before the medication was 220/150. Thats not a mistype, it was stroke range. At current its down to 139/79 much more manageable.
I looked up the medication I was prescribed by my doctor, and everywhere it says to not Use Clonodine in conjunction with Tenormin. My insurance, when prompted by my pharmacist, denied my claim to the medication, but the Wal Mart pharmacist went ahead and gave it to me anyway, since it was on the $4 list. I called My insurance Co. to ask what the problem was with my medication, and the nurse on duty said it was due to the two medicines having more than normal of one drug.
I didnt get much more information than that.
Now, when I say its my right side, I mean its my ENTIRE right side, including my fun parts, which aint so fun anymore, since half of them doest feel much anymore. Obviously, this has its effects on my relationship with my fiance.
Not to mention my job handling small parts for computers is almost impossible.
I would appreciate any advice, and hopefully any knowlege for you guys.
I am going to see a Nuerologist in a week.