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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Diltiazem
Answer: Diltiazem does not usually cause weight gain for most patients.
Aches & Pains
Answer: Uncommon ;but, possible. Has any diagnostic work up been done? This would include checking for lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia(trigger points). It sounds like he thinks you have Fibromyalgia since Elavil is one treatment option. Why can't you take a holiday and keep your pressure(or whatever) under control with a different calcium channel antagonist? They differ markedly in structure and side effects as opposed to other classes of drugs.