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I Take Altace And Coreg Twice A Day For The Past 4 Months. I Am Always Tired And Seem To Get Shortness Of Breath Alot. I Also Keep Getting Slight Chest Pain And Dizziness. I Take The Meds Because My Ejection Fraction Was 39% This Year As To 50% Last Year. 7 Years Ago I Had Quadroople Bypass, What Do I Do? Stop Taking The Meds? Or Keep Taking Them And Deal With The Side Effects? Any Comments Would Be Helpful.
Thanks
Hi Steven.

As you may remember, I'm on Coreg (25mg daily) and Altace (2.5 mg twice a day). Check this page out: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a697042.html and call your doctor right away.

Dylan
Quote from dylan99:
Hi Steven.

As you may remember, I'm on Coreg (25mg daily) and Altace (2.5 mg twice a day). Check this page out: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a697042.html and call your doctor right away.

Dylan


I WENT TO THE DR THIS MORNING AND HE SAID ALL IS OK,,,GAVE ME SOME LASIX AND IM ALLREADY FEELING BETTER. EKG IS BETTER THEN LAST TIME ALSO.

THANKS
Thanks for the information. Im not really sure whats going on , but he dropped me from 13mg 2x a day back to 6.25 2x a day today. Plust 2.5 Altace continued. I feel very funny when I take the Altace and Coreg. I cant quite pin point it but it makes me feel funny, like im top heavy if you know hwat I mean. Im only 37 years old. I started taking some lasix yesterday and feel much better today. I think that my salt intake was to high and ive been holding fluids inside. My cardioligist put me on the Adkins diet a year ago, ive lost 20 pounds, but now I have relized that the Atkins diet is alot of salty foods , like bacon, bugers, salads with salty dressings, I think ive finally figured out why im short off breath,,,,all that salt! Dam I feel stupid. So Im going to take the Lasix,,lower my salt intake and keep taking the coreg and altace as directed. Thanks for your help,,,,,I just want to feel better again, im tired of feeling sick and always wondering if im going to have another heart attack. Stupid atkins diet,,,,how dumb could I be?

Steven
When I was diagnosed with CHF, I never had nor have any pain. The only symptoms I had was a dry cough and a sufficating feeling of not getting enough air. The LV of the heart was not pumping efficiently and fluids backup into my lungs (mild pulmonary edema).

I was put on Lasix, coreg, and Lisinopril (your ACE inhibitor is altace). Lasix reduces by eliminating excessive fluids and altace blocks excessive production. You are correct. You need to cooperate with your system and reduce fluid intake, sodium and salts. To do less will cause higher BP.