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  • No More Beta-Blockers for me!!!

    Well, prior to my ablation 5/29/03, I was taking 350 mg of beta blockers just to keep going. The surgery was a big sucess and afterwards, I was taking 200 mg each day. Dr. Sherrid said over time I could wean myself off of the medication, so I have done that. Last week I was on 25 mg of atenol. Two days ago, my morning blood pressure was very low, so I decided the time had come to stop the medication altogether.

    So I am heart medication free for the first time in ten years!! Hooray!

    I hope others on this forum have had the same success with getting off meds after surgery as I have.

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    Re: No More Beta-Blockers for me!!!

    Liona, I'm glad that you have weaned off of it with your doctor's permission. I hope that you continue to do well.

    Reenie
    Reenie

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

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      Re: No More Beta-Blockers for me!!!

      I'm so happy for you! take care

      Cynthia
      \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

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        Re: No More Beta-Blockers for me!!!

        Woo hoo! Great news Liona.
        "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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          Re: No More Beta-Blockers for me!!!

          I just spoke to Dr. Sherrid, and he asked me to continue to take 25 mg of atenol every 3 days for a while, just to be sure I don't suffer any withdrawal problems.

          So I guess that's ALMOST NO MORE BETA BLOCKERS for me-------------

          I have been busy cleaning out my house and reorganizing things. Tasks I've been wanting to accomplish for years but felt too weak to even attempt.

          It is wonderful

          I wish everyone could get this second chance at their life!!

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            Re: No More Beta-Blockers for me!!!

            I hate to rain on the parade...but please do not get upset if you have to revisit the beta-blocker issue in the future...
            Yes, your obstuction is better...but your heart is still thick..and may need help relaxing - the beta blockers(in small dose) may be needed for this.

            I am VERY happy that the dose has gone down so much and wish you all the luck in the work!

            Best wishes,
            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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