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  • Wine

    Does anyone else start to feel bad after one glass of wine?
    Pace Bene,

    Diagnosed with HOCM 2003, ICD Implant on 3-3-05, Extended Myectomy with a Mitral Valve Plictation at St. Luke's in NY on 9-27-05

  • #2
    Re: Wine

    I am very cautious about how much alcohol I drink. It can contribute to a-fib, as well as dehydration. HCM hearts tend not to do weill with either one of those realities. That being said, I am able to drink wine, but rarely, if ever, a full glass.

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    • #3
      Re: Wine

      Always did and thought everyone did before HCM .. always made my heart pound and my legs would feel funny... when I drank a second in the pre HCM days, oftentimes led me to pass out. Have not taken more then a swig for years.
      Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
      Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
      Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
      SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
      [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
      Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
      Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
      Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin


      • #4
        Re: Wine

        Yes, I tend to feel bad after a glass. After two, I've been known to cry. After three - I once led a conga line naked (I should've apologized to that poor soul behind me)

        Truthfully, everyone tolerates alcohol differently and like Pam noted, us HCM'r are more prone to issues with it.
        Diagnosed @ 48
        Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
        Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
        AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
        After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
        Quietly going insane . . .


        • #5
          Re: Wine

          I'm ok with a glass of wine. But it's true: we all tolerate these things differently. If you don't handle it well -- and a lot of people don't -- probably its best to accept that and not drink.

          Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.


          • #6
            Re: Wine

            Im in Pams boat. When I was younger...I attended and did well at keggers !
            Since about age 30....alcohol just wasnt the same. I racked it up to being a Mom and allergies. Didnt think it was a heart thing.
            On my visit to Dr. Lever , he ask me if I drank. I said..not in years. He told me not to start. That was it. I hear Im a wonerful DD.....but they're drunk.


            • #7
              Re: Wine

              I suppose we have to define what "bad" means, then your own specific condition, and what meds you are on. Then, there's very clearly the notion of a "bad" wine. If its any consolation, I have many friends, without anything like HCM, who confide they just don't tolerate red wine like they used to. Me personally, I seem to be operate best when I keep to about 2 glasses, with plenty of water as a chaser. The upside is that I justify it such that, if I am going to drink a little wine, I might as well make it a very good wine.


              • #8
                Re: Wine

                When I was younger, in my 20's and early 30's, I could drink a couple glasses of wine or have a cocktail or two and not feel bad. By my late 30's, I could no longer tolerate alcohol. By age 40 I had obstruction and for sure could not drink, really bad heart rhythms.
                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.


                • #9
                  Re: Wine

                  Be sure to drink a glass of water for every glass of wine, beer or mixed drink and that can help. It is also very important to do that.

                  Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
                  ICD&Pacemaker 1996
                  Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
                  Mom of Kaye.


                  • #10
                    Re: Wine

                    Uhm, How big is the glass?


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