Prescribed 2.5mg amlodipine for bp which was 142/90. What side effects to expect, not taken yet. Scared of the thought of bp pills. Other wise healthy?

HTN diet. Google the DASH diet to learn about healthy diet to help lower BP. Generally, try to eat more proteins & soluble fiber and less carbohydrates & fats while maintaining portion control and remaining physically active. Salad dressings can convert a healthy food into an item loaded with fat & salt, so ask for the dressing on the side and dip your fork in. Stay well hydrate and take your Rx!