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My father, Bill Low, has foot pain which he describes as nearly identical to that of the patient in your previous post, "Coreg and foot pain". He too, has been to several doctors including an orthopedic surgeon, cardiologist and neurologist. He has just begun Coreg for cardiomyopathy and the foot pain preceded this by many months. I found it interesting however, that he has also taken every one of the medications, digoxin, vasotec, and lasix, which the previous patient listed.
I was also very active and they told me that doing arobic exercise was the cause of many young seemingly healthy adults cardiomyopathy because the wall thicken due to something called LVH in short hypertrophy. So no I just take Coreg, Lasix and a few vitamins and I feel ok except for being sleepy. So ask about stopping the lisinopril, it may help you feel better.
5 mg and baby aspirin in addition to Lipitor 20mg. Sep. 2009 he took me off the Metoprolol and increased the Altace to 10 mg. My Blood potassium level at the time was perfectly normal at 3.6; after the spike in the ace-inhibitor my potassium level has risen in two months to 5.6, which I believe is an unsafe level. My family doctor has now asked me to go back to the 2.5 mg dosage and get re-tested after two weeks. I have read that ace-inhibitors can cause an increase in potassium levels.
56year old female, passed out and hospitalized. Went in to hospital and said had arterial fibrillation,low potassium, high blood pressure. Ran all tests, EKG,MRI,etc. Found no cause of passing out. Changed blood pressure medicine, took off diaretics. Having pain occur randomly in foot, goes away after few days, has reoccured now behind knee, painful and cannot walk on it. No explaination from Dr.'s. Liver blood test came back high, red blood count low, low iron.
He did alright with those, then he was sent to Emory University to see about being put on a transplant list- while there we were told of coreg and the benefits- not wanting a transplant- my husband wanted to try- coreg is a rough ride, but well worth the fatigue, irrability, and naseua that went with it-he was started at 3 mg a day and he is now at 25 mg. He could not go any higher, because it made his bp go way down.
I have postpartum cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block. I take Coreg 25mg, Zestrial 10mg, Synthroid 50mg, and 243mg of aspirin every day. Is it safe to use an enema for constipation? I've already tried prune juice etc.. w/o results.
It is safe and does not come with any risks, so if you are on good anti-anginal medications such as beta-blockers (I know you are on Coreg) and nitrates and/or ranexa and you are still having angina then I would recommend EECP if we could not fix anything with another stent.
Prior to his hospital stay, his only prescribed drugs were Diovan for hypertension, allopurinol for gout, demedex diuretic, cardura diuretic for urinary/prostate, prescription potassium and darvocet for pain, and a daily aspirin.
my husband has been diabetic since he was 21 he was in a coma in april of 09 and just went into cardac arrest on xmas eve he is home now he is on alot of meds but tonite for the 2nd time since he has been home he got up and had to get sick got dizzy and really hot and passed out on the floor when he comes to he dont know what happens when he gets up.
One has been an Arb plus a diuretic (Benicar HCTZ), the other an ARB plus a beta blocker (Benicar and Coreg). I understand the current thinking is that HCTZ can increase insulin resistance due to its impact on lowering potassium. I also understand that the Beta Blocker Coreg actually increases insulin sensitivity?
Coreg is fatiguing. I recently decreased the dosage and it has made such a difference. I was on coreg for three years and I never got use to the fatigue and exercise intolerance. I exercised every day and it didn't improve. Now I can exercise and I feel great. The only thing I have noticed is that my heart pounds so much harder. It is annoying and sometimes actually uncomfortable. I am not sure which to tolerate.
The Coreg didn't work for me like it was suppose to, but I'm still alive, and that's a positive. I now take Enapril, diltiaziem, lasix, and coreg, and at times my BP is around 80/40, which leaves me feeling dizzy and weak. I feel my best at 120/70, but my BP is allover the board most of time. Yes, the salsa probably isn't helping you at all, but I know how hard it is to give up something you love.
In addition, carvedilol possesses membrane-stabilizing characteristics, as well as the ability to selectively block important electrophysiologic calcium, sodium, and various potassium channels, including both the rapid and slow components of the delayed rectifier current and the transient outward potassium current.
I've been on 2 medications ever since, Carvedilol (Coreg) 6.25mg; and Losartan Potassium ( Cozaar ) 50mg. My condition was caused by heavy drinking ( Alcohol ). I've been sober for 21 months now, ever since I was diagnosed. I'm so happy and relieved that my doctor says that it getting better. I'm feeling better, because the medication are working for me. My concern is, will my heart. Enlargement go back to normal size?
I took PPI's very successfully for years, but also mixed in lab tests to make sure the drug mix I was taking could be tolerated. I was taking some very powerful heart meds as well, such as Plavix, Coreg and Ranexa and Lasix. Lasix requires taking gorilla doses of Potassium, so I was monitored carefully, every 90 days. I had a Nissen Fundoplication and also Heart Bypass surgery so no longer have to take any of these medications except Lasix and Potassium. I had no Magnesium depletion.
I wonder if the diseased gall bladder was causing extreme distress in the digestive process thus causing my heart more stress than usual and causing more symptomatic PVC's. I take Coreg and Zestril. These medications do not seem to be extremely reliable for me in consistently controlling PVC's. The medications do seem to have stabilized my disease for the moment and I have not deteriorated in the three years since being diagnosed.
I have been on Coreg, Enapril and Hydrochlorothiazide, for the past three years. During this time my legs have started tingling and feet are so sensitive, I can hardly wear shoes. My legs feel cold all the time and pains in my toes when walking sometimes. My knees hurt really bad also. I have been reading about side effects of the Three medications I take, they all mention side effects of pain like the ones I have experienced.
My EF does not go up upon exertion on my echo stress - is there something I can do or ask for to get it to go up? I take coreg, mexiletine, ace inhibitor, lasix, potassium, coumadin. Coreg has helped me to breath better. Q.I was runner just a few years ago - I can't even jog anymore. Is it possible to improve my situation to be able to jog again? I have good days and bad days with CHF. Some days I can't get out of bed. But the next day I might be able to walk for 20 minutes.
Supplementation with minerals (particularly magnesium and potassium) will make a significant difference in reducing, and in some people, eliminating those PVCs. The reason I know is because I eliminated mine by getting my electrolytes balanced, particularly magnesium. Start taking a good mineral supplement (liquids absorb quicker), and in the meantime, if you want faster results, get the homeopathic version of the magnesium pellets and put a few under your tongue. Trust me - IT WORKS!!
I've had a few misfires on my icd due to my potassium getting to low and causing pvc runs and missed beats. So it's something you need to make sure you keep on top of also.
My cardio recently added 2 new blood pressure meds to my other 2, verapamil and hctz(diuretic) he added lisinopril and coreg, i've noticed at night when i take my bp, my pulse runs in the 40-50's while resting,not resting its about 65, after having a month straight of very high pulse rates of 160+ i'm a little concerned about it being low, i have previously had problems with my potassium and that causing irregular HB...how low is to low?
I was taken off Lopressor (a beta blocker) and Cardizem (for the AF), and it's lower now with just the sotalol. I know it makes some people tired, but it hasn't me. The only problem is that I have noticed PVC's lately (not bad ones) and I had an episode of SVT recently on a stress test and at home. I don't know what part the sotalol plays in that but I am going to the doctor next week and I intend to ask him all that. I hope this helps. I know how scary all is.
I've been diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy. My EF is already down to 16%. At present I'm taking Coreg, Monopril, foremiside, Lasix, Potassium and CQ10 supplement. My question is this: I've seen in Brochures not to drink alcohol. Common sense YELLLS at me not to do that. However, I am curios about what the consequences are from consuming alcohol. The brochures tell you what not to do, not the why. This question also applies to the use of Marijuana.
I still can't do significant treadmill exercise as before (say, 2 miles at a fast walk). However, I have learned what I should and shouldn't do, and I just don't exhaust myself too much. My questions are: Is it reasonable to expect that a higher dose of Coreg this high will give me better results than say, 50mg?
I think they have to do blood testing for your liver or maybe it was the kidney and also for potassium when you take coreg.. Since I have an ICD - I think potassium effects the arrhythmia. I'm not sure. I've heard many people take toprol and have tolerated it better than coreg. But I don't know that for sure. Just the patients I've encountered. I hope all is going well for you.
I still can't do significant treadmill exercise as before (say, 2 miles at a fast walk). However, I have learned what I should and shouldn't do, and I just don't exhaust myself too much. My questions are: Is it reasonable to expect that a higher dose of Coreg this high will give me better results than say, 50mg?
The EKG must not have provided a cause for your tachycardia, because he has recommended a 24 hour monitor to capture any irregularity of electric signals. Arrhythmia is a fast heart rate and/or other symptoms. The fast heart rate can be sourced to the sinus node (heart's pacemaker) from there it goes to a node that regulates a normal rhythm, etc...an EKG should be able to diagnosed either condition Also, it could be the thyroid gland, etc.
I took HCTZ for years then it stopped working. I have been on Losartan, Coreg, Norvasc and had an allergic reaction to all of them. Swelling and tingling of my face, lips, chest and throat. Is there a common ingredient that could be bothering me? I am allergic to fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh nuts, very bad hayfever, animal allergies and am lactose intolerent.
I have recently changed from Metformin 100 mg x 2, to Coreg 25 mf x 2, and I also take Adalat 60mg, Lisinopril 20 mg and Micardis 80mg. I take Metformin 850 x 3, Januvia 100mg (only for about the last two weeks) and just started on Avandia 4 mg for diabetes. My other meds are for thyroid, GERD, potassium, generalized dystonia (levodopa). Is this something I should be concerned about? I see my doctor in a week and a half, but do I need to contact her before then if this happens again?
At present I'm taking Coreg, Monopril, foremiside, Lasix, Potassium and CQ10 supplement. My question is this: I've seen in Brochures not to drink alcohol. Common sense YELLLS at me not to do that. However, I am curios about what the consequences are from consuming alcohol. The brochures tell you what not to do, not the why. This question also applies to the use of Marijuana. What are the consequences, what are the good points (if any). Again, common sense indicates to keep away from it.
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