I am going to jump right in here becauses I have finally come to terms with the fact I am on these medications forever even if there are some side effects I have to deal with. The only reason I feel as good as I do is that the CHF is well compensated by the meds! This took awhile , three years, for me to accept! When I talked to the CHF specialist about
this the other day he looked at me an said " I have been telling you this for three years, the choices are there but the wrong choice could be fatal"!
Coreg - 12.5 mgms AM, 25 mgs PM. Cannot understand why the lower dose gives me so many problems, dizziness, weakness etc but not the PM dose! I am very careful on stairs and I try not to make important plans for the morning and have to admit the odd time I don't take it when I go out by myself in the morning. The dose is not as high as doc. would like but is all I can handle. As Teri said everyone reacts differently to meds.
I don't have any problems with any of my other meds. as follows...Synthroid, Diovan, Lipitor, Aspirin, Fosomax. I am lucky with all those.
Writing this down has really helped with the acceptance!