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Anyone On Amiodarone?

Anyone On Amiodarone?

Has anyone been prescribed Amiodarone for afib? When in hospital for 3 months , it was prescribed as I guess I had serious case. They lowered the dose from 400mg to 200mg when I came home. On a cardiologist phone visit my dr said I don’t have afib (it’s the kind that comes and goes). So why am I on Med for afib? Looked up Amiodarone and it is very toxic and I have ten of the numerous side effects! It is a very long time (weeks and months) to get out of the system. Anyone have it and how long… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I was on amioradone for inappropriate tachycardia for one year. I ended up getting pneumonia and almost died from it. My advice would be to talk to your… read more

posted 12 minutes ago

Heart Racing

Heart Racing

When I walk and its windy it's hard for me to breathe and my heart races is this because of my syents?or because my small arteries in my Heart are blocked they cant fix those and is there a name for this I know my diagnosis is Printz Metal Angina with spasm of my artery but it does concern me my cardiologist doesn't seem concerned I guess it's part for my Heart condition.If you have and answers I would appreciate it.I don't have this problem swimming or bike riding or walking without wind or cold or… read more

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I too have Afib and being in the cold and wind make my heart race. Dr. not concern and told laughingly, just don’t go out when it’s cold and windy.… read more

posted about 1 hour ago

Covid Vaccine

Covid Vaccine

Has anyone felt fatigue after their covid vaccine, I had mine about 3 days ago and feel a little more tired. I'm hoping it will go away.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I had mine on a Saturday morning, by 4:00 I had chills, fever, fatigue, headache, cough for 36 hours. I took Tylenol and by late Monday night was fine.… read more

posted about 1 hour ago

Has Anyone Had Cardiac Ablation Due To PVCs?

Has Anyone Had Cardiac Ablation Due To PVCs?

I have a consultation for this in the near future. I would like to know what to expect, in particular whether this procedure will allow for general anesthesia or conscious sedation.

Nutrition And Healthy Eating

Nutrition And Healthy Eating

Has anyone read the China Study ? You can see a summary on Wikipedia. Any advice on changing diet to support weight loss and healthy eating? My wife is too good of a cook and it’s hard not to eat her tasty Sichuan Chinese cooking. I lost 35 pounds but gained it back after covid got me working at home. I’m beginning to exercise more using an Apple Watch and trying to close my rings.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thanks for the info. I want to check out this book too!

posted 7 days ago

Apple Watch And Exercise Rings.

Apple Watch And Exercise Rings.

I recently got an Apple Watch Series 6 and seek exercise ring challenge buddies. Has anyone used the Apple Watch exercise rings?

I Might Be Having Open Heart Surgery In The Near Future. Was The Recovery Difficult For You?

I Might Be Having Open Heart Surgery In The Near Future. Was The Recovery Difficult For You?

Bone pain? Back and rib pain? Emotional stress? Heart pain? How are you doing now? It would be helpful to hear any details you would like to share. Thank you!!

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thank you both for your feedback. It seems like your surgeries were helpful and recover has gone ok.

posted 11 days ago

Has Anyone Had A Stent Put In For 50% Blockage In LAD?

Has Anyone Had A Stent Put In For 50% Blockage In LAD?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

In 2005 I had 3 stents then in 2015 I had another one all over 50 percent plus they cleaned my stents all in my right coronary artery

posted about 8 hours ago

Has Anyone Found Helpful Sleep Solutions For Sleep Difficulty Remaining Over A Year After Bypass Surgery?

Has Anyone Found Helpful Sleep Solutions For Sleep Difficulty Remaining Over A Year After Bypass Surgery?

My friend had triple bypass surgery 1.5 years ago and has since struggled with difficulty sleeping. He takes ambien and melatonin with little success. The lack of sleep is becoming an increased frustration, and we are looking for ideas. He is working with his doctor as well. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I have to look it up! I belong to YouVersion. I’ve haven’t slept more than 4 hours straight in 10 years. Glad it works for you!

posted 43 minutes ago

What Does It Mean To Have Mild To Moderate Heart Disease?

What Does It Mean To Have Mild To Moderate Heart Disease?

Doctor said I had mild to moderate heart disease..im so confused about it all...what does that mean for my future?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

It take time to understand that we need to live for the day, don’t worry about tomorrow as it Spoils the day you are living.

posted 13 days ago
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