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Heart Disorders board


shawnzig,

Your father's doctor is the classic BP idiot. The FDA has announced it's scorn for doctors who pile on all the more expensive BP meds while skipping the most cost effective of the bunch, the diuretics (either thiazide or chlorthalidone). I notice the diuretic is conspicuously absent from your father's salad bowl of pills!

The enalapril almost always causes a horrible hack, as Frank can attest to; the Toprol will slow his heart and lower his heart beat (and it sounds like it's responsible for most of your father's symptoms), and the Cozaar is expensive (so doctor's LOVE it!)

He needs to get off the Topropl and NOT replace it with another beta-blocker, IMHO.

Oh yeah, male erections become a fond memory on beta-blockers....probably good for use in prisons?