a new medication

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  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    last march the docs wanted to put me on some stuff called entresto and take me off lisinopril, only at the time i had no prescription plan and couldn't afford the stuff.
    well, i had a recent video call with one of my docs and asked to be taken off as much medication as possible, and told her i now had a prescription plan.
    she sent a heart monitor for me to wear for a few days and send back....she has to analyze the data before she decides what to do. she also prescribed the entresto.
    that stuff is supposed to be really good and since ive been taking it, everything has been great.
    no more dizzy spells if i stand up too fast and the blood pressure and bpm have been perfect.
    im sure ill need another echo done very soon. hopefully my EF has gone way up. i feel much stronger and much better.
    i just want off as much of these meds as possible.
     
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    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    I take lisinopril , took about a year to finally get dosage right where pressure was good and steady ..... good luck with the new stuff !
     
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    Cool.

    You could feel an immediate difference?
     
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    im not sure why they put me on it, as my bp has never been a problem. the entresto is more suited to my specific thing. i read up on it, and some articles said it can actually help make the pumping function stronger and raise EF.
     
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    i'm so glad youre getting this stuff straightened out! here's to more better times!
     
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    no, but after about 3 days my heart rate went from the 80s down to the low 60s on a regular basis, and i havent gotten dizzy even once.
     
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    In my experience with doctors they just throw stuff at it till they find something that works .... I was on 6 different medications , down to just the lisinopril which I will probably have to take till I kick it ....
     
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    yeah....they had me on a few meds together that screwed me over.....digoxin and some stuff that starts with an A.

    amlodipine....thats it
     
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    Amlodipine ?
     
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    yes....i edited the last post. those two together were no bueno.
     
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    I hear you I was on that as well and couldn’t get off the couch .....
     
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    its actually a very dangerous combination.
    but the amlodipine worked if your heart started freaking out.
     
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    It made my pressure way too low ..... every time I stood up I felt like I was going to pass out .... light headed and dizzy all the time , sucked big time .
     
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    yep. thats why they took me off of it.
    my bp got stupid low.
    my bp now is always 1umteen/70something
     
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    Glad to hear things are getting better.
     
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    Good to read you are nearing normal. For you anyway. :D

    Sorry - I had to! :p

     
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    Very good to hear that your new meds are working for you. Hope you have many years of trouble free health. I am on 5 different heart meds since I got 4 stents placed. I have to stay on brilenta for a year but I hope after that I can get off of some of this stuff. I just don't feel very good with all this stuff in me.
     
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    I believe the pharmacist knows the meds better than the Dr.
     
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    that wouldn't surprise me, although in the current circumstances I'm not sure the pharmacists have time to keep up either.

    In the past year I've told my docs about at least 3 meds they were either unaware of, or unaware that they had been approved for certain uses. I'm forever emailing abstract of clinical trials to my docs.

    I make it a point to leave them with something every time I see one of them.
     
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    I was put on cholesterol med, I was told one tablet daily. After talking to my pharmacist, she said but take it at night for best results. They do know the meds, it’s their business. And you’re right, they are overwhelmed. I believe there’s a shortage of pharmacist’s.
     
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