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Old 07-08-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy new...rapid pulse/increase in Coreg,decrease in lisinopril?

I have just recently been diagnosed with non-ischemic cardio myopathy with a Ef of 25-35%. My vitals have been consistantly good 116/66/68 but goes up and down as expected. Until recently I have been extremely tired and dizzy. I have limited staminia when it comes to physical activity,which my doc says is normal. My dosage was 3.125 2x daily,lisinopril 5mg 2x daily,25mg zoloft(quit). They just increased my coreg to 6.25 2x/day,decreased lisinopril to 5mg 1x/day. I was tired at first but seem to be adjusting to it now. I have noticed my sys& dys are normal but my pulse sometimes increases 80-90. I am suffering panic attacks atleast once daily since my discharge from the hospital. My doctors think it's all in my head but have not told them about my pulse increase yet. Iwas just given 2week script for valium to help with nerves until I can see a phsych. Any help ?Should I be worried?

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Old 07-10-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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Re: new...rapid pulse/increase in Coreg,decrease in lisinopril?

Quote: "Any help ?Should I be worried?"

That may be the problem (worry)! Your BP is not a problem and lisinopril has been reduced and probably will be phased out depending on how will your BP stays within specs.

Your fast heart rate may be due to a psychological situation,. Coreg should help reduce HR, and it appears zoloft was not effective and valuim is substituted.

There is not much evidence to support a heart problem so you should not worry about your heart or a circulatory problem.

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Re: new...rapid pulse/increase in Coreg,decrease in lisinopril?

I am diagnosed 12/30/05 w/ noneschemic cardiomyopathy, have been on increaseing dosage of Coreg (now up to 25 mg 2x day) plus 25 mg Inspra and 5 mg x 2 Altace. ( I am 41 yr old). I was on Lexapro 20 mg previous to this diagnosis--I weaned off of that and I think the fewer drugs the better. My BP has been everywhere from 90/60 to 120/80. Your anxiety symptoms may be non-drug-related. I have freaked out several times, imagined scary things in the night and blamed it on the drugs, but I think it just goes along with having a frightening diagnosis.

My IF has gone from 20% TO 22%--leaving me exhausted and scared, but I have lately been excercising more and have had more stamina--I believe that comes with time. The best advice I can give is to get out of bed or off the couch, just f'in do it. I also had a defibrilator implant a month ago which provided piece of mind. I am among the lucky ones with good health insurance that covers such things.

I wish you the best


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Old 07-10-2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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Re: new...rapid pulse/increase in Coreg,decrease in lisinopril?

Thanks Brett88 I responded to you in my other post. I agree with getting off the couch or bed. My EF is 25-35% and my stamina is increasing each day and bp is regulated

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