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    I was just wondering if I should possibly give Dr Maron a call. Ive gained 5+ pounds in the last week or so. Im short of breathe but not really any worse than what Ive been. I dont see any swelling in my feet or ankles either. Its never been stated that im I have CHF but in my reports it states I have progressive symptoms of heart failure. Just looking for some advice

    Thanks in advance,
    Bryan

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    I would call your doctor. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Especially if there is no reason for the weight gain.
    Life is too short to worry about the trival things in life, So live life to the fullest.

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    • #3
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      better a false alarm than a wasted opportunity to correct something early.

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      • #4
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        YES, Call him now.

        5 pounds isn't a huge amount of weight but you should call him and discuss it. Sudden weight gain (even if it is around halloween) should be brought to his attention.

        Doug
        NEMC's (Boston) First Myectomy 7-22-2003

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        • #5
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          CALL CALL CALL CALL CALL

          just in case you were not clear on my thoughts... I think you should call your doctor.

          Love,
          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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          • #6
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            DearBrayn,

            Did you call?
            How are you?
            It is importatn to find a doctor you may call all the time! as many times you need!
            Hope you have some one you can trust.
            Wishes for healh, peace and love!

            Daniela E-H, Mother to Matan-Ben (13 years old) who had his AICD implantation (29/03/04) and Myectomy (14/12/08) and Noga (4 years old) not affected
            Haifa - Israel.

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