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  • Pam Alexson
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    I changed my mind I did not have the strength today.

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  • Eileen2345
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    A CCB is a Calcium Channel Blocker.

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  • Ralph
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    What is a CCB?

    Don't head for the bridge unless you are just looking for a great view of the river.

    Ralph

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  • Pam Alexson
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    You two have me feeling jealous!!!! YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I TAKE!!.

    But it is good to here you are doing well on SUCH miniscule doses( compared to mine). I am also now taking a CCB.....I think I will head for the bridge

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  • mtlieb
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    Michelle and Ralph,

    Thanks for your posts. It helps to hear other's experiences post-myectomy in order to get a handle on my own situation. I appreciate your input very much!

    Ralph: i'm so glad to hear that you're doing so well also! I'm down to 50mg of atenolol myself and never thought i'd see that day.

    Jim

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  • Ralph
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    Hi,

    Today is my first anniversary of my myectormy at CCF. Before surgery I was on 200 mg Atenolol and 40 mg lipitor. I now am on 50 mg atenolol and 10 mg altace for BP and still on 40 mg lipitor.

    My bp after surgery averaged about 135/75.......... now it's about 110/60.

    As everyone says, everyone responds their own way. Keep your doctor posted as to how you feel.

    Keep up the good work, drink lots of fluid and continue exercise.

    Ralph

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  • mflanagn
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    meds after myectomy

    Hi Jim, didn't think you wanted to hear from kids after myectomy because they are different (ie still growing). My children have never been off their propranolol. After surgery their dose went down slightly, but they were only 3 and 5 when they had their first surgery. The meds have of course been increased over the years because they have grown and their septum has increased. My daughter takes 100 mg of propranolol a day and my son takes 90 mg a day. The blood pressure has always been low, never increased after the myectomy.

    Don't know if this helps you or not because its children still growing but thought I'd chime in for you.

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  • mtlieb
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    Fred, Doug, and Ronnie,

    Thanks for your posts. Realizing that we're all a bit different of course, i was looking to hear specifically from other myectomy veterans and what their experiences with meds have been post-surgery. I'm also still very curious about the blood pressure issue and whether it's common to see an increase in BP after a myectomy. Like Doug, my family has a history of high blood pressure which i have managed to escape because of the HCM. I wonder now if i'll see an increase in that.

    Thanks again,

    Jim

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  • Ronnie
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    Thanx for my first laugh of the day!
    Mike, I think with HCM we constantly walk a tightrope & our meds will require constant vigalence. My Cardio "adjusts" my Meds every couple months. But then again, I see him every month. I'm trying to get to the every 6 month visit, but I don't think it's going to happen. My Cardio says I'm his most challenging patient & he has 20 HCM papients, 2 w/transplants. As long as I can keep walking forward & laughing - it's OK

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  • Largehearted
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    Burrrp!

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  • Burton Borrok
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    Hey Leon,

    How many Mexican’s can you eat at one sitting?

    I can see it now – siesta time, and a bunch of empty sombreros just lying around.

    Hasta lumbago senor.
    Burt

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  • Largehearted
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    I'm up for a turn, but I just ate mexican.
    Leon

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  • mtlieb
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    LMAO... thank God somebody said it. Whose turn is it to watch Burton today anyway?

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    Burt--- sometimes I get concerned over your oxygen levels



    Lisa

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  • Burton Borrok
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    Hello dar gentle mens,
    My name is Cheese – Biga Cheese. Now I’ma gonna tella you what youse already knows.

    Una – Hey, maybe you hearda dis before – We is all different, No?
    Dos – Din’ta you know that we heal more fasta when we are young, and tings slow down as we get older? The more olda you get the slower you gonna heal – evena your heart.
    Tres – Asa your heart healsa, mosta people start to need lessa and lessa dem drugs – maybe even a different kinds of drugs. You unnerstan piasono?

    What you gotta do my friens, is you gotta monitor how your hearta is behaving. Dis not only meansa how you are feeling about it, but your blood pressure is also a gooda measure to check on. If you no gotta blood pressure machinea for yourselfa, you check it out ata the druga store (pharmacea) – especially if itsa ina super market. According to my doctoro, the hipsy pipsy best numbersa is gonna be diastolic around 140, systolic around somea place in the seventies – maybe eighty – and watcha calla pulsea ratea in the sixties.

    Ifa things start to wander you calla your doctoro and you tella him. Maybe you even go pay him a visit. Hey, Whata you tink – he worksa for free? Tell me about it.

    Sorry about the above – I just ate an authentic Italian meal, and it hasn’t worn off yet.
    Burt

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