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  • I am being so bad

    Lisa is gonna let me have it. :P

    I have stopped taking Verapamil. I have stopped for a few reasons.

    First the constipation is incredible, also, I have a terrible chest cold and strep throat at the same time and Zithromax and Verapamil do not mix well for me.

    And finally, I am still having many bouts of PVCs and the Verapamil does not help them, just slows them down alot.

    Maybe after the Zithromax is out of my system, I'll try it again.
    49 yrs. old
    Diagnosed at 31.
    Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
    First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
    Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
    Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
    My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
    2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.

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    It isn't good to just go off the meds like you do, i mean you can talk to Lisa but everything i read, for one you need to wheen yourself off the meds. Does anyone else know if this is a fact, i just worry about you Eileen, i'm afraid not to take my meds, I started on Niaspan yesterday and i was worried about the side affects because it causes muscle pain and flushing but i'm more worried about not getting my cholesterol and triglycerides under control being coronary artery problems run in my family also, i know i was told by several doctors do not stop taking this med my Diltiazem without letting them know, my son forgets his alot and he says he can feel a difference when he doesn't take his meds he says he just feels awful, please be careful ok

    We want you around for a long to come

    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


    • #3
      Eileen, there are alternatives to the verapamil that may not have the bad side effects. You really shouldn't stop any cardiac medicine cold turkey. You need to take care of yourself for those little ones.


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


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