How many here "play" with their Rx drugs?  An example: A year ago, I was taking drug "C" at 12.5mg - I then signed up to try the drug "Entresto" - didn't work for me a major dizzy (or was it vertigo?) event occurred. Next in line was "Metoprolol" @ 100mg. Gave that up recently. Back to "C" @ 3.125mg 2X daily - until I am "stable."  What does "stable" mean? - Don't know yet.  Maybe the dosage I was taking over a year ago would be more effective?




by Tracey_E - 2019-02-07 09:56:46

Heart meds aren't anything to mess around with! Don't make any changes without talking to your doctor. It's for sure trial and error and can take a while to get it right, but don't do it on your own. 

I do mess with my blood pressure meds, however my doctor knows and we've discussed it. If I take the full dose, I get too low. Skip and I get too high. So I check every morning and switch up diuretic and half of a lisinipril as needed. 


by Exactly - 2019-03-07 17:44:54

What is drug 'C' ?  Be more specific.  If you can tolerate a beta blocker, it will benefit you greatly. Toprol XL is about the best and more tolerable than Coreg. 


by Exactly - 2019-03-07 17:46:39

I also could not tolerate Entresto. My skin starting have a severe burning sensation after about a month.  I have sensitivity to a lot of meds.  I was very disappointed that I could not take it.  

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It may be the first time we've felt a normal heart rhythm in a long time, so of course it seems too fast and too strong.