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  • Oops!

    Hi everyone.

    Well I literally "overdid" it this evening. Since I wake up really early I usually try to get to bed a bit earlier (like 9 or so). It dosen't do much for the night life or late night TV lineup, but I do sleep fairly well.

    I am on 160 mgs of Beta-pace twice a day. The doses are to be 12 hours a part. I often lay my pill beside my bed so I can take it any time after 4:30 AM.

    Last night I was especially tired and when I picked up my dose for this morning, I absent mindedly popped it right into got my mouth and swollowed it. I was almost asleep when my wife came to bed. That woke me up and I suddenly realized what I had done. I took this mornings dose only 5 hours after yesterday afternoons dose.

    I was a little worried as my cardiologist once said, "We can up your dose because you have the ICD. At least we know it won't kill you." So I have not slept all that well as I kept wondering if my ICD was going to fire. But so far so good. I'll try to be more awake the next time. And I feel like I am getting sleep again. I'll try to go back to bed.

    Peace,

    Leon
    God Squad co-moderator
    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

  • #2
    Re: Oops!

    oops is right - but you will likely be fine.

    Get some sleep.

    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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    • #3
      Re: Oops!

      Sorry you had an OOPs Leon.

      I hope everything goes well. I am sure there are more then a few of us who share your OOPs moment.

      Best wishes.
      Pam
      Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
      Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
      Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
      SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
      [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
      Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
      Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
      Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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      • #4
        Re: Oops!

        Leon

        You and i are 2 of a kind man....it must be the weathe....i can't remember if i took my calcium channel blocker this morning,

        So i think i will skip this dose and take it as usual tomorrow, i don't want to double dose myself

        I have done this before and it wasn't any fun believe me and therefore i decided never again

        Hope you will be ok




        Shirley
        Diagnosed 2003
        Myectomy 2-23-2004
        Husband: Ken
        Son: John diagnosed 2004
        Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

        Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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        • #5
          Re: Oops!

          Well I have a solution:

          Use a med pack that has each day of the week. Maybe you will need several, as many of us take pills throughout the day. That is the only thing that stopped me from repeatedly making this oops. Of course you have to know what day of the week it is

          Pam
          Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
          Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
          Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
          SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
          [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
          Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
          Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
          Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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          • #6
            Re: Oops!

            Hey Pam

            There are days i don't know what day it is and i'm being serious here

            and i have gotten one of those pill orginizers but i just haven't used it in a while i guess i've gotten lazy

            Shirley
            Diagnosed 2003
            Myectomy 2-23-2004
            Husband: Ken
            Son: John diagnosed 2004
            Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

            Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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            • #7
              Re: Oops!

              Shirley ,
              I call my 87 year old father when I can't remember the day . He always can find it and he feels good that I am confused.
              Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
              Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
              Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
              SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
              [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
              Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
              Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
              Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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              • #8
                Re: Oops!

                LOL LOL LOL

                Shirley
                Diagnosed 2003
                Myectomy 2-23-2004
                Husband: Ken
                Son: John diagnosed 2004
                Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

                Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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