Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
Given the knowledge and experience of a lot of the members, the research people do and the generous sharing of stories, I'd say this was a pretty well informed bunch.Does anyone have any experience…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by JEN WILLIAMS Nov 25, 2013.
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Posted on January 7, 2015 at 21:55 — 4 Comments
Thanks for the comments about the meds. I'm now off the Diltiazem and feeling a bit more with it. I asked about the Diabetes risk associated with Bisoprolol / Indapamide combination and Consultant suggested a new modified release version of Indapamide which can be prescribed at a lower dose, so I'm happy with that.
Since my AD happeneded I've been thinking about support group meetings as a possible help, so I finally got round to writing to the Lead Clinician of the Vascular Team at St…
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 20:00 — 3 Comments
Now that my vascular consultant has said my dissection is looking quite stable, I'm due a visit to my hypertension consultant and want to ask about different combinations and doses of medication.
The current mix (Adalat, Bisoprolol, Indapamide, Nifedipine and Ramipril) is doing a good job of keeping my blood pressure around 110/60 and heart rate below 55, but I feel extremely fatigued and spaced out most of the time.
I can see from other posts and web searches…Continue
Posted on January 6, 2014 at 20:26 — 7 Comments
I've enjoyed reading the other stories on this site, often finding myself nodding along to peoples' observations on their own strengths and weaknesses, the joy of family and friends, and the wonders and limitations of the various elements of the National Health Service.
So, having recently joined it seemed about time to share my tale......
The 19th May 2012 looked like being a good day. I could see I was getting fitter due to cycling 20 miles a day as I had just run…
Posted on November 12, 2013 at 22:30 — 3 Comments