Hi Dreamgirl.......I hope you don't have the reaction. It's used for blood thinner? during heart surgery? That's the best I can to explain it. It's a very common thing and that's why I won the "lottery" backwards. Meaning I should have gotten $$$ for the odds. You can imagine how many people were running on this one....Bless Their Hearts. A fluke. And since I seem to be a "fibro" who reacts...why wouldn't I after the heart surgery. Thought perhaps someone might pop in that might be interested. I can say that I have been pretty level since March 2005 with meds. With the pacer, etc. I am taking a antibiotic this week (Cipro) and that's the first time I have used it for years. I am nervous with it. I wasn't expecting that...or the flu shot I got Tuesday. I can list my meds so you have an idea of what I do take. I don't understand heart meds since I didn't have a BP problem before.
I use a cheap Lopressor 25 mg. per day, Plavix 75 mg., Zocor 80 mg., Comandin 1 mg., and my normal 25 mg. Amtrip and Zanax .25 mg. I take a tylenol when needed. I don't see my Dr. again until March.
Yes the Lipotor was beating me up and I switched to Zocor. I can't say it's better since I have fibro. It's not like I am down in bed. Unless this flu shot makes me nuts. Last year was the first flu shot I never had in my life. Let's say I wasn't expecting heart surgery, can't remember it expect I was talking to friends in the fibro section. :) In fairness, I know when my heart was hurting and I was running in cold night air after being back and forth up and down stairs on three floors of a club.....niece got married I was seeing other people because it was St. Pat's Day. What can I tell, ya! Unfortunately for me, I have that type of pain alot. I still do...not chest pain, arm, shoulder, neck, and into shoulder blade. From a accident in 1990.
Now I have to figure out how to deal with "pacer, with wires". Glad for it, but I think fibro makes many things more difficult. Since I have my own BP thing now, I can see what I am "feeling". You are more aware. All of this is frighting, but I wasn't that scared before. Is anxiety more common after a heart attack? Or, stroke....it's not pleasant, but coming back to yourself is very interesting. One doesn't really have a choice. Like I said, I had some good rehap. More then the norm. Nursing home was alright, but I had to do it for myself.
I don't know what I was on. Lots and lots of drugs. My family certainly got educated (they are smart kids) about what machines you use, etc. They don't talk about it much. I didn't know people, no language, etc. You need to sleep alot from the stroke. And the drugs keep you alive. My skin is getti
Hope that's not too much....Annie