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Dianne:

Although you're probably kidding, don't give up on the doctors. CHF is not something to ignore, and your symptoms certainly would indicate the possibility of CHF.

Your echocardiogram would sure 'nuff show valvular problems. The echo report you posted from two years ago talked of 'trace' regurgitation in the mitral and tricuspid valves. And this would probably be heard as a slight murmer. A new echocardiogram would be indicated, to see among other things if anything has worsened in this respect. And I would hope that ejection fraction would be estimated this time.

As I said in an earlier post, we Lasix takers always have an eagle eye out for the nearest bathroom. The effects on me seem to last about 3 hours. Is it possible you could take this after work and the effects be largely gone by bedtime? I know it's a problem, and there are several days in the week I can't take Lasix in the morning because of early appointments, but I still try to work it in later if I feel that it's needed.

I take 5 mg Norvasc, along with 20 mg Vasotec bid for blood pressure. It is true that Norvasc is not recommended for those with CHF. but it seems to give me better blood pressure control. Don't know how long it would take to reverse the fluid retention qualities of this medicine, but doubt that it would be longer than a week.

I have no idea why the doctor would call for an abdominal CT unless he's looking for an abdominal aortic aneurism. But don't think that would be described as a "blockage". So I plead ignorance on this one.

I really do sympathize with your frustration. But please follow up with at the tests that are being recommended.

Regards
Bill