I was also diagnosed recently with Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy (EF 20%) and class 3 CHF, with mild mitral valve regurgitation. I am on Coreg 25mg am and 12.5 pm, to be increased next week, Altace, 5 mg am and pm, Asprin 81 mg daily and Lipitor 20 mg. I am also diabetic and am on insulin and diamicron. My doctor will make a decision about a defibrillator after further testing next month. Has the COQ10 helped at all? I talked to my cardio about it and he didn't seem to think it would be of much value. Do either of you get a tightness in your chest that makes it hard to breath. My lungs are clear, my family doc takes a listen every week so I know it's not fluid, I'm thinking it has to do with my stomach, as gaviscon seems to help as does raising the head of my bed. It's soo uncomfortable.
I'm thankful there are others out there like me, that can understand what I'm going through. I'm 38 y/o female, and have 5 children ranging in age from 1 - 18, and I'd like to stick around for them. My husband is supportive but he really doesn't understand.
Congrats on the upcomming birth of your son, it's such a fun time.