Originally Posted by jahennes
Hey Mach, I made it to the Doctor and he added Coreg 3.125mg 2x a day to my medicinal cocktail. Within hours of the first dose I saw my rates drop for the first time in two months.
It takes my body at least 9 days to adjust to Coreg. During that time, I experience a mild increase in Blood Pressure.
Coreg acts by calming the Adrenal Glands. Your body uses the adrenal hormones for energy, strength, work, physical exercise, SEX
, etc. As a result of Coreg, there is less pep, less energy, less umph, less "everything". So..... as a result, you've got to balance the health benefits against the physical limitations caused by the Coreg.
I am close to 70 with Heart Failure. For me, there is no other choice. I MUST take Coreg. Buts..... I can live with less umph and less energy. My wife especially appreciates Coreg sapping my sex drive. She kinda wishes that I had taken Coreg a long time ago!
OTOH, I am feeling better near age 70 than I did near age 50!
My pessimism was filled with a new hope. |
I am very happy for you that you have had a positive reaction to the small dose of Coreg.
If you get a chance, and if you are interested, do some research on (Coreg) Carvedilol. All of the Clinical Trial results are available online. There have been numerous human clinical trials using Coreg, and numerous trials using dogs or rats. The more that they have tested Coreg, the more wonderful benefits have been found. Coreg is truly a wonder drug! But, since it is available as a generic, there is very little profit in paying the hundreds of millions of dollars to get additional approvals through the FDA. As a result, many people suffering from many ailments may not benefit from the great healing powers of Coreg. ......... Sad, but true!
Coreg also slows my heart down quite a bit in the morning, between 4am and 10am. It also makes me somewhat light-headed in the morning, especially around 10am. Buts...... it's all good. It's something that I can live with.
I would be very interested in how well you do on Coreg, and what you decide as to whether or not the benefits outweigh the negatives.
In the meantime, enjoy your new found hope!