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Costs Of Medication

Costs Of Medication

My medication for Atrial Fibrilation and Flutter costs a fortune and Discovery is not paying for it. It is pay or die.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Write the company who makes it. Many have grants or help for medications

posted 18 days ago

Atrial Fibrilation And Flutter Outcome

Atrial Fibrilation And Flutter Outcome

Is the above a death verdict?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I agree the heart meds for A-Fib can be overwhelming. Even with some insurance it's still tough. I tried Good RX and save half on a couple of them.

posted 23 days ago

Pacemaker Rate Response

Pacemaker Rate Response

I have been doing well and getting a good amount of exercise at my local gym. I was wondering if anyone knows if there are typically adjustments that need made to the pacemaker rate response settings when your energy levels increase? I am wondering if that might contribute to the pounding heart rates that I have been noticing when at rest or just doing light activity?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi, don't quite know if it's the answer to your question, but my pacer is set to fire on demand. It automatically adjusts depending on what my activity is, you can always check with your pacer clinic… read more

posted 11 days ago

Sorry For All The Questions. Since Your Heart Attack Have You Been Eating Different?

Sorry For All The Questions. Since Your Heart Attack Have You Been Eating Different?

I am wondering since your heart attack, or heart disease diagnosis have any of y'all been eating different than you were before? I am very worried about eating since my heart attack on February 1st. I try to keep track of everything calories, sat fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs. I am worried that it will happen again if I eat to much of of the bad things, does anyone else worry about this? What changes have you made if any? Please let me know. Thank you

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Salt was never my problem, but ice cream - cheese, hell all dairy gets me in trouble. For sure the fats in homemade cookies, nut rolls , & bread are my lifetime problems. Fried fish & wings are also a… read more

posted 11 days ago

Has Anybody Had Any Negative Side Effects From Stent Placement?

Has Anybody Had Any Negative Side Effects From Stent Placement?

I had a stent placement on February 2nd of this year due to a heart attack on February 1st and was wondering if any of y'all have had a stent placement and had any negative side effects of the stent or medications. I am on 75mg plavix (clod), 81mg aspirin, and 10mg lipitor (atorv).

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I avoid fried food mostly and eat more fish baked and tuna.

posted 15 days ago
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