I'm on verapamil ER 180 mg daily. Have been taking Verapamil for 17 years.
I've never felt quite "right" on it but it hasn't been awful, either.
However, over the past year or two, I'm having lots of flushing, I get SO hot, and also have some shortness of breath.
I am also on levothyroxine for my thyroid; however, that has been well-controlled for a long time. I really suspect it is my Verapamil causing these side effects. While I'm extremely diligent about taking my blood pressure meds every day, I'd accidentally missed once lately. The following day, my blood pressure was actually much LOWER than usual.
Questions: Can you get new or heightened side effects after years on Verapamil? And has anyone found it to have a paradoxical effect--that your pressure actually stays higher than it would without the drug?