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Old 08-17-2008, 07:25 AM   #12
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Re: Rapid increase in heart rate and shortness of breath when climbing stairs

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Originally Posted by londonlin View Post
Just in the last few weeks I have developed the shortness of breath with just doing the least little thing, walking across the parking lot to another building at work and back, I have to sit down. If I try and do a little house cleaning it happens again. ... twice a day(verapamil er 200 mg) and one Benicar 20 mg in between.
Verapamil once was my most effective blood pressure medication (not the slow release version). I took it three times a day for at least ten years. I didn't have any problems with coughing on Verapamil, but we are all different.

I finally switched over to Coreg. For me, Coreg is even more effective and it doesn't seem to interact with my diet or give me any other problems.

I didn't take the "er" extended release version of Verapamil.

Just wanted to pass on to you the experience that I had.

Good luck finding a solution.
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⇒ Avoid allergic & non-allergic irritants/triggers
⇒ Low calorie ovo-vegetarian diet
⇒ Power walk, weight lifts, pushups
⇒ Coreg 25mg bid

Last edited by Machaon; 09-03-2008 at 06:16 AM.