My Type A Aortic Dissection occurred exactly 8 weeks ago and was surgically repaired.
I found this site and came here looking for information but it seems very thin on the ground and difficult to locate (if it exists at all).
Information I'm after:
Drugs & their side effects - for example, I'm on beta-blockers (bisoprolol fumarate 2.5mg) and diuretics (furosemide 40mg).
I'm also on antibiotics for a chest infection - clarithromycin 250mg.
I am having sleepless nights or disturbed sleep patterns. Often wake up every hour or so, or find I cannot get to sleep initially for several hours.
Is this a side-effect of the drugs or typical of the recovery from surgery? Can anything be done to help? Does it get any better?
Any recommended foods, or anything to avoid?
Any pointers or links to other sources of useful information?