Hello Dreamgirl :)
Glad to hear from you. As far as the medication in the stents, most of the medicine is gone after 1 year, I have read. This is for both the Taxus and Cypher stents. Each of these stents are coated with different medicines.
Cordis (a Johnson&Johnson company that makes the Cypher, and that by now, may be sold to Boston Scientific, the only competitor for Cordis. The FTC will make B. Scientific sell the Cordis stent making capability to another company....) stents, the Cypher, are coated (drug eluting) with Sirolimus.
Boston Scientific makes the Taxus stent that is coated with Paclitaxil (Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary stent).
I have 2 Taxus stents and 2 Cypher stents. I and an infectious disease doctor, believe that I had an adverse reaction to Paclitaxil. The adverse affects seem to peak after 3 months, then afterwards you start feeling better. Probably most of the drug is released early on.
If I recall, you have had your stent(s) for awhile? If you have had it for longer than a year, in my most uneducated opinion, I would say you can forget the med in the stent and start to look at the lisinipril and ativan combination, or either one, individually. I have just finishing studying up on lisinopril. I know too well about the "loss of energy" from taking ativan!
As you know, lisinopril is a long acting ACE inhibitor. I took altace, also an Acei, for 3 years and had to stop due to developing the notorious cough.
Sure hope that you start to find the cause of your exhaustion. We all need some "quality of life", right? That is what we all are searching for :)
I am experimenting with meds right now in order to see how I can come up with MORE ENERGY!
Sorry to be sooo long here
Post Edited (Aldo) : 6/26/2006 11:53:07 AM (GMT-6)