High Blood Pressure and damage to heart

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   Posted 5/29/2012 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Well after all my testing on my heart at Mayo the verdict is in. I didn't have a heart attack which is great. However, the left side of my heart is not functioning properly due to damage from High Blood pressure. I have battled with hbp for years. On 3 meds at a time, 1 at a time, no meds, take when needed, almost every scenario. Now the damage is done I am hoping there is someway to correct it. I have to make sure I take my blood pressure meds every day and go back to see the doctor in 3 weeks. He said he will most likely add a diuretic at that time also.

Oh, the joys of growing old and having medical problems. cry

Mary Ann

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   Posted 5/29/2012 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Diuretics are not too bad. I've been on them for years. You've just got to know where the bathrooms are..... :))

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   Posted 5/29/2012 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Joy. I am going to learn where all the bathrooms are in my whole town. Especially the craft stores and the library. :-)

Mary Ann

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   Posted 6/3/2012 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hugs. Hopefully the new meds will control it. And after time, you get used to the lasiks and don't go as much. When I first started I was going all the time and the gradually it got better (for me personally) Hopefully it will for you too!
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