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Taking a drug too long.


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  • Taking a drug too long.

    I had myectomy in 1987. I was on verapmil for about 3 years after the surgery and then was switched to Metropol 50 mg once a day. Since then it has been increased so that now I take 100mg in morning and 100mg at night. My question is: Could it be possible that my body may have become immune to the drug so that it is not working properly?
    Life is too short to worry about the trival things in life, So live life to the fullest.

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    I have asked my cardio this same question many times. I've been told that it's unlikely. My question was about verapamil, not metropolol. I'm sure there will be others chiming in here with a lot more information than I can provide.


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


    • #3
      yes and no
      Your body may adjust to the meds and a change sometimes makes a big difference.
      Talk to your doc re your symptoms and a change may be in order.
      It worked for me after 10 years on one med a slight adjustment in dose and addition of a drug really made me feel better.
      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)