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27 yo male prescribed amlodipine 5mg. Appropriate? Thoughts?

My son was put on this medication after meeting his primary care physician for the first time. There was blood work orders that came back within normal reference ranges. He had a weeks worth of blood pressure readings, different times of the day per her instructions. He was told to purchase an upper arm cuff for his blood pressure monitor.. He is a very active young man, Cardio and strength work 4 to 6 times weekly. Never has smoked, drinks sociably which is not much these days, and very conscious about what he eats. Low salt, lower sugar and stays away from fats. He tries to maintain a low carb, with higher protein. He is by no means perfect he loves his desserts but has a lot of control with how much he will indulge.
He is Satisfied with taking medication for high BP, but I on the other hand would like to uncover a possible cause.
I haven’t read much good if any about the calcium channel blocker he is taking. And with regards to young men it doesn’t look good for any long-term use.  There must be other calcium channel blocker’s. But perhaps they are all equally as Problematic. I just need a little guidance so that I can talk to him about the side effects of his blood pressure medication. He is a young man that wants to have a healthy relationship with a woman and would also like to have children down the road. I don’t know enough about the different types of blood pressure medications and to whom they are prescribed, when and why.
I Was told to bring up the fact that maybe there could be hypothyroidism brewing  (there is enough of it in the family) and I know there can exist cardiac, BP symptoms.
If anybody has any knowledge and experience training or thoughts about this blood pressure medication please jump in because I need some information to arm myself with as I pursue this in a very headstrong son.
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I am male and in my 60's and prescribed same medicine due to high blood pressure. I have been on the tablet for over a year now (one a day) and only side effect is that it affects my feet (it has been mentioned when reading side effects on internet that ankles can get swollen, due to the feet being furthest from the blood system),  I get spongy feet, where I feel the part of my feet between underside of foot and the underside of bone feels spongy when I walk, it is very uncomfortable, it does not happen all the time but is uncomfortable about 3 days in 7. Also sometimes the feet get hyper sensitive with the surface skin nerves, feet can go red sometimes, and if I brush my hand over my feet it is like a mild electric shock, also feel the same effect when putting on socks. My solution has been to take only one tablet every other day, by missing out a day, and that has helped minimise these weird uncomfortable side effects. Also I would throw away the old method of getting blood pressure readings using a  pressure cuff (I did), and buy instead a digital watch that gives blood pressure readings just straight from the watch strapped on wrist, they are very accurate indeed. Hope that helps Danny.
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Is there any update to how your son is doing?  By the way, how old is he?  
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