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How many of you suffer from anxiety now tht your heart condition is here????????

How many of you suffer from anxiety now tht your heart condition is here????????

tell me what you do to calm yourself/???

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I put on soothing music or read a book to take my mind of the anxiety ,,,

posted 18 days ago

I want to know if anyone takes the beta blocker metropolo and if so how does it make you feel

I want to know if anyone takes the beta blocker metropolo and if so how does it make you feel

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Metoprolol XL did nothing for my blood pressure and made me feel tired. Went on Bystolic. Such a better drug. Far superior to Metoprolol.

posted 3 months ago

How much exercise do you get daily

How much exercise do you get daily

now that you have a heart condition exercise is important how much do you get a week???( not activity)exercise there is a big difference

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I go to cardio rehab 3 times a week for about an hour each time. I am also very active in my vegetable garden and have a huge yard to take care of. A… read more

edited, originally posted 9 months ago

How many of you still eat eggs

How many of you still eat eggs

and what have you heard about how good or bad they are for your heart?? and if you still have them how many a week ?????

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

2 eggs , scrambled (with a little low fat cholesterol friendly spread and semi-skimmed milk) or poached ,on dry wholemeal toast. Usually once weekly .

posted 19 days ago

Do you find yourself feeling vulnerable in crowded spaces, or find yourself trying not to be a burden?

Do you find yourself feeling vulnerable in crowded spaces, or find yourself trying not to be a burden?

I find myself suddenly wanting to rush home and get back to "safety" when I am at a doctor's waiting room, a public elevator...And then I realize that although everyone in my family are wonderful helping me, I try not to need help so I don't feel like I am imposing.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

So true, people tell me that all the time, you sure look good but yes it is the disease inside that plays havock with us.I am a very active person so of… read more

posted 8 months ago

Has anyone had a lead come out of their dual pacemaker

Has anyone had a lead come out of their dual pacemaker

Currently in hospital after the lead in my top chamber came loose , it then sat on a nerve causing visable jolting of my chest and diaphragm and breathlessness , weirdest experience ever. Having another op tomorrow to replace , now it's left me with the added concern of it happening again , I have total heart block so completely dependent on the pacemaker, has anyone else had these issues Margaret

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

That is so scary...for months I had shocks, but finally it calmed down.Pacemakers are wonderful but can be terrifying.

posted 2 months ago

Angioplasty and stents

Angioplasty and stents

How long to the stents last? Do they ever colapse...and if they do what happens?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Some very positive comments thank you

posted 3 months ago

What oils do you use for cooking ?

What oils do you use for cooking ?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Olive oil breaks down easily in heat,loses the value. Coconut oil tolerates cooking much better. So I cook with that but use my healthy olive oil over… read more

posted 3 months ago
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