I am 57yrs I was diagnosed with DCM...EF was 31% constant ache in upper back,
SOB and burning in chest walking about 10mins.
Doc started me about a week ago
Carvedilol 3.125mg 2x a day
Benazepril 5mg 2x a day
I know these meds are a must if any hopes to recover and slow progression.
I know these meds take getting use to.
I didn't expect them to be as rough as they are...
I feel drunk, vertigo,
can't function to work or drive.
So I just stopped taking them in the day and only dose in evening when at home.
Please tell I will adjust... it just takes more time.
If I'm having such a hard time at lowest doses how can I ever get to target dose.
Getting stressed out about the Meds ain't helping.
I'm a newbie need some mentoring here,
my current Cardiologist is refering me to heart failure specialist...appt. in 2 weeks.
Been doing alot of reading trying to be informed...very scary prognosis.
Trying not to get streesed out but easier said then done.
Already worried about ICD and its not even been recommended yet !
Wheeew.. had to talk to somebody, any info would be greatly appreciated.