Originally Posted by solace66
I am 33 weeks pregnant and have been taking Lopressor for about 3 months. I am now up to 200mg/day. I have sinus tachycardia and cardiomyopathy. I recently added digoxin to get me through delivery but my heart rate is still up around 130bpm most of the day. I am basically on bed rest. I don't do much walking or anything. I try to spend as much time on the couch as possible. Why aren't these medications working?! I am frustrated that I do not see a difference. It seems that much lower doses are making a difference for other people. Anyone experienced anything like this?
I also have heart failure. I've had heart failure for about 20 years. I just assumed that my heart would never beat properly and I would have uncomfortable symptoms for the rest of my life. But..... over the years I have learned a lot about my heart failure.
I am also carb sensitive and have allergies. Although I am on several heart meds to help control my heart beat, if I consume too many calories my heart will race, and jump, all night, and I will have breathing difficulties.
If I come into contact with, or consume, something for which I am allergic, it will also cause my heart to race, and jump, along with breathing difficulties, for long periods of time.
Hence, if I limit my calories, and avoid allergens, I will experience fewer episodes of breathing difficulties and with my heart racing and jumping.