SOB ..Entresto or diuretic Treatment? Which doc to follow?
My cardio prescribed Entresto to deal with SOB. Standard Procedure he says.
I ordered Entresto. Before taking it I had an annual exam by family doc who discovered fluid in the lungs and elsewhere.. Prescribed diuretic and balanced my blood. I lost lots of weight, feel good and able to walk hills with frequent stops. EF = 35. Reduced diuretic. Visit family doc next week.
Now what? Start Entresto ( replacing lisinopril) hoping it will help keep weight down and deal with SOB? No diuretic or Entresto; see how it goes?
Entresto was prescribed w/o checking blood or having an xray. The Cardio could have looked deeper and initialy prescribed the diuretic.