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by xislandman2004
October 11th, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Warfarin continued, also Xarelto and friends
Replies: 44
Views: 5881

Re: Warfarin continued, also Xarelto and friends

I measure my own Coumadin level and do the dance as needed with the full blessing of my cardio.... I work with 2 and 4 mg checking every two weeks and am pretty much on the money...
by xislandman2004
September 19th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Question about changing beta blocker meds
Replies: 36
Views: 4986

Re: Question about changing beta blocker meds

I HAVE BEEN on a variety of beta blockers for thirty years but this past six months I switched to Coreg (carvedilol) and seem OK. Problem is I take a diuretic and have itching side effects...
by xislandman2004
August 2nd, 2016, 4:13 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Corlanor
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Corlanor

My regular doc is making a lot of noise about the heart drug Corlanor.. and has suggested I talk to my cardio. Personally I don't think it would do one damn thing for me and if you read up on it.... it does not fit the parameters of my heart HCM. Anyone using the drug and if so, why?
by xislandman2004
July 4th, 2016, 6:50 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Happy Birthday xislandman2004 (Dennis)
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Happy Birthday xislandman2004 (Dennis)

Its very thoughtful to wish me a wonderful birthday. It has been a vey tough three weeks with meds and all...
by xislandman2004
June 12th, 2016, 4:09 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: breathing difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: breathing difficulties

Bad taste can also indicate kidney problems. Some blood work could be in order.
by xislandman2004
June 12th, 2016, 4:06 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Feeling weird
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Re: Feeling weird

If its a bi-ventricular assist, why would that feature be turned off? That is why you got it in the first place.
by xislandman2004
May 21st, 2016, 1:52 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Furosemide (Lasix) vs Bumetamide... opinons?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Furosemide (Lasix) vs Bumetamide... opinons?

It has been suggested to me that Bumet is superior to Lasix?
by xislandman2004
May 17th, 2016, 4:18 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?

I cut back on the Lasix Sunday and had almost no symtoms but on urging from my wife I went back on an increased dosage yesterday.... It is 5 am and I have not slept the night. Muscle cramps in legs and torso itching has driven me nearly out of my mine. I will not take any today. Its seems that all d...
by xislandman2004
May 16th, 2016, 12:54 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?

Are your Furosemide pills from ROXANE LABS?

I get them from Express Scripts.. serving the military drug program. I know they are generic.

I am not doing well... I think I need to increase the Coreg. 12.5 x 3 doesn't seem to be doing the job.
by xislandman2004
May 15th, 2016, 1:21 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?

I am totally confused... when I stopped the Coreg the itching stopped. Then I reacted to the Toprol. I re-started Coreg and tonight the itching is back with a vengeance... It has to be the Coreg, not the Lasix. Its driving me crazy...
by xislandman2004
May 14th, 2016, 7:22 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?

Back on Coreg... reacted badly to Toprol xl.... could hardly breath. Called the doc early this morning (Saturday) and he call back right away and now thinks it is the big dose of Lasix because of the bad edema I had for the past month that was my problem in the first place.... itching and muscle cra...
by xislandman2004
May 12th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?

Got a call from my cardio's office this afternoon. I am stopping Coreg and starting Toprol XL... Hope all will be OK.
by xislandman2004
May 11th, 2016, 10:16 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

for those on Coreg... why and what is your dosage?

I an having terrible multiple side effects and need to get off this med... I am titrating myself down and plan to deliver a message to my cardio's staff today.
by xislandman2004
April 17th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: CHF and Bloating
Replies: 42
Views: 4830

Re: CHF and Bloating

I was born with HCM and lived with it for almost forty years including a career in the military. However it began to effect my life and I went on beta blockers at the tender age of 38 when they were a new kid on the block. I was told that I had a limited time to do what I aspired to do with my life ...
by xislandman2004
April 7th, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Speaking of facing reality...
Replies: 38
Views: 4611

Re: Speaking of facing reality...

I look back at my life since the new valve 14 July 2015. It has been a roller coaster ride. There are days I wonder if I made the right decision, but I think I must have as I was deteriorating steadily and there was no going back. By all accounts the valve is working fine and my heart function is mu...