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    Hey everyone! First I want to say thank you for all of your responses and support. It was nice to hear that other people felt similarly.
    I saw Dr. Sherrid today for the first time and he told me that my gradient was provocable, he got it to 60 just by me standing up. He seemed fairly sure of the diagnosis, which I liked. It seems he wants me to try disopyramide, but he also gave me the option of getting an operation (myectomy is it?). I'm pretty set on getting the surgery. He said that I would be able to have a more active lifestyle after the surgery in comparison to the limts that would be placed on me while taking disopyramide. What would you guys do?

    Mike
    I\'m a 23 year old male who enjoyed an active lifestyle. I no longer have that luxury, but I am dedicated to finding a way to get it back. Feel free to contact me for any reason.

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    I think I would opt for the surgery too. I am considerating ablation right now but I am alot older than you! LOL I was told that if I had the chemical myectomy that I wouldn't have to take medication and I am glad of that since they all make me feel worse than the disease. You might give the med a try tho and see how you feel before you decide. Kathy

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      Dear Mike,

      I took disopyramide for ten years and only had occaisional dry mouth. However, I think Dr. Sherrid means that you wouldn't be quite as active on the meds as you could be after recovering from surgery, right? And that is a huge deal for you.

      Surgery is a very big step. It may be worth giving the meds a try to see how you feel on it. However, you are quite young and a good surgical candidate, so you may just want to jump to it.

      Read up on myectomy here by using the search function to pull up all the posts that refer to it so you can read about the experience.

      take care,

      S

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        hi hows going?im 21 years mold.and my doctor said i have to surgery too.i have hocm.i learned it 4 months ago.these days i will have some testes and doctor will say somethng.how you feel?my name is deniz..take care

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          Dear Mike:

          I had a myectomy last November at the Cleveland Clinic. My resting gradient was between 75-90 and the myectomy cut out the obstruction sucessfully. Good luck in your decision.

          Howie
          Cleveland Clinic 11/02 Myectomy Crew

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