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  • What medications are you taking?

    choose 1 box that best fits your cardiac medications. We will be using "classes" rather than brand/generic name.
    Example:
    Corgard is a beta blocker
    Verapimil is a calcium channel blocker
    Amio is an antiarrythmic
    Lasix is a diuretic

    **this poll was updated with new options on January 12, 2003**
    3
    Beta blocker only
    0.00%
    0
    Calcuim Channel Blocker only
    0.00%
    0
    combination of beta and calcium channel blockers
    0.00%
    0
    Antiarrythmic
    0.00%
    0
    Antiarrythmic and a beta blocker
    0.00%
    0
    Antiarrythmic and a Calcuim Channel Blocker
    0.00%
    0
    diuretic and Beta blocker
    0.00%
    0
    diuretic and calcium channel blockers
    33.33%
    1
    diuretic and Antiarrythmic
    0.00%
    0
    other not listed - feel free to post below what you are taking as we can add it as an option.
    0.00%
    0
    Blood thinners
    0.00%
    0
    Beta blockers or Calcium channel blocker and blood thinner
    66.67%
    2
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    Medications - beta blocker/calcium blocker combo

    My son's HCM has worsened over the past year. His blood pressure is 72/38 at rest and he has bradycardia. He currently only takes a beta blocker. Doctor was talking about putting him on a calcium blocker/beta blocker combo since he cannot increase his dose of beta blocker. My son only weighs 48 pounds and is 46 inches. He doesn't grow fast enough to increase his meds to meet the need of his heart. My question is for the people who are on both, do you have more check-ups, ie blood pressure checks, doctor visit etc while on these meds? I work at a hospital and read up about both medications, it stated that people who take both need to be closely monitored. What are your experiences with taking both medications.

    I am still waiting for doctors decision as he is consulting with pedicatric HCM specialists in Cleveland and Chicago. We are set up for an EKG/Echo follow-up appointment in April.
    Michelle - mom to Krista and Tyler both HCM
    Krista surgeries: 3/97 myectomy, 2/99 mitral valve replacement
    Tyler surgery: 1/98 myectomy

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    • #3
      I would suggest a consult with and HCM specialist before you start changing meds around. If you can not wait then go ahead and make changes but remember that each medication can have side effects and it may be hard to tell what is the med and what is the HCM.

      I take beta and calcium - I do not see the doc any more often then I did on beta alone.

      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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      • #4
        I am taking toprol XL 100 mg 1pd,accupril 5mg 1pd, warfarin 5 mg 1pd,aldactone 25 mg 1pd and lasix as needed.these are all new ,had been on verapimil 240 mg 1pd and atenolol 100 mg 2pd , heart had gotton sgnifigantly weaker so meds were changed.
        Allways remember you cannot control the wind!!
        However you can adjust your sails!!

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        • #5
          Medications

          I am much, much older, but they immediately put in a pacemaker for Bradycardia. My bpm were down to 19 when put in place. I take all kind of medications but it would appear your son needs assistance from a pacemaker.

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          • #6
            medication

            COUMADIN

            L, please add coumadin (warfarin) to the med list.

            S

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            • #7
              Sarah - I have no more room for other options - at this point just use other
              I was thinking of adding an A-Fib poll and go into the COUMADIN thing there.
              lisa
              Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
              YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

              Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
              lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
              Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
              Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
              Currently not obstructed
              Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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              • #8
                What is the category for Digitek.
                I'm taking metroprolol. digitek and warfarin. No cat's meow their!
                Chris

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                • #9
                  I am currently on 480 mg of verapamil. I was also taking 25 mg of lopressor 2x a day, but the Dr.s took me off of it seeing it made me VERY tired

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                  • #10
                    Well, my husband is taking atenolol and Zocor. The doc thinks that although his cholesterol is slightly high, the Zocor may have other benefits. Anyone know anything about this?
                    Reenie

                    ****************
                    Husband has HCM.
                    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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                    • #11
                      I am currently on 420mg verapamil and my docter wants to put me on paxil for anxiety. any advise
                      Bobby Raines

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                      • #12
                        well....

                        Dear Bobby,

                        Do you think your anxiety is so great that it prevents you from functioning normally? That should be the test for whether you take something like Paxil. Some people have had a lot of problems with Paxil.

                        Are you seeing an HCM specialist? I don't know enough about your situation to give you any worthwhile advice at this point. You can PM me in total confidence anything you don't want to post to the board.

                        However, I would be very careful about taking any anti-depressant or anti-anxiety unless you really can't move without it.

                        S

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                        • #13
                          ACE Inhibitors

                          I was recently changed from verapamil (240) and maxide to mavik, plavick and zocor. I don't see anything (so far) on the site about ACE inhibitors. Anyone have any comment?
                          Marty Bishop

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                          • #14
                            Re: What medications are you taking?

                            Originally posted by Lisa Salberg
                            choose 1 box that best fits your cardiac medications. We will be using "classes" rather than brand/generic name.
                            Example:
                            Corgard is a beta blocker
                            Verapimil is a calcium channel blocker
                            Amio is an antiarrythmic
                            Lasix is a diuretic

                            **this poll was updated with new options on January 12, 2003**
                            I take 180 mg of verapimil , 50 mg of topral 2 times a day,2.5 mg of lisinopril once a day & 1 spirnolacton (25 mg) a day.

                            Thank you for a great web site. Makes me feel better to hear what others are feeling and taking for this problem. It took a long time for my Dr. to decide this was my problem. I had been bothered for several years before I was told what I had.

                            Best wishes to all of you and take care.

                            Rilda

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                            • #15
                              Re: What medications are you taking?

                              I have 3 family members taking meds for HCM and are all on something different.

                              My husband; atenolol, coumadin, lasix, 200 mg CoEnzymeQ10.

                              My daughter takes 50 mg atenolol, florinef (for fluid volume), 100 mg CoEnzyme Q10.

                              My son takes 50mg atenolol, 75mg CoEnzyme Q10.

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