I have been on clonidine for about six years to treat hypertension, and now I can't get off of it. When my doctor tried to withdraw me, I got in an awful fix. My BP went through the roof and I thought I would have to go to the ER but I toughed it out.
One of the main reasons I want to come off is my tongue started to burn like it had a hot pepper sitting on it. I am miserable when this happens, which is mostly late evening and night. I have lessened my intake of the clonidine, but just can't shake it altogether. Has anyone out there had this experience with the burning tongue and mouth? My doctor told me it was the clonidine.