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    Hey all-
    I go to my cardiologist wednesday for a regular shinding, but im hoping to get something done about my medicine.

    When i was first diagnosed i was put on atenolol, and that was ****. it screwed me up, i got soo tired and dizzy and lightheaded i couldnt at all functionm and didn't help my symptoms at all.

    after a while of that mess, they switched me over to Verapamil. it helped the symptoms, so they raised the dosage trying to minimize the chest pains i still get daily. Right now im at 480 mg (what they say is the highest dosage to be on) and still have symptoms they say i shouldnt be having with medication every day.

    any suggestions? i sort of know my symptoms will never be gone, i just still feel really limited. i still get worried a lot about doing something because it feels so uncomfertable. hopefully my cardio will be able to figure somethin out...
    ~janelle*
    \"The heart swells at the magnificance\"

    1 timothy 4:12: Do not let others look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

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    Dear Janelle,

    I don't have any suggestions, but will be praying that your cardiologist does.

    Rhoda

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    • #3
      Are you obstructed or non?

      That will help with some suggestions!

      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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        Non
        ~janelle*
        \"The heart swells at the magnificance\"

        1 timothy 4:12: Do not let others look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

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          How's this going?

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          • #6
            bleh...he added 120 for me to take at night. its hard for me to remember and doesnt make that big of a difference...
            ~janelle*
            \"The heart swells at the magnificance\"

            1 timothy 4:12: Do not let others look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

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