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Posted By Jan on April 20, 1999 at 20:15:27
I was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy 2 years ago.  I took  25 mg of coreg twice a day and my ef went from 15% to 63% in 1&1/2 years.  My bp and heart rate were very low and I spent about 1/2 of each day laying down because of weakness and dizziness.  My doctors took me off coreg for 3 days to see if it was side effects from the meds.  I experienced increased energy and a clear mind for the first time in 2 years.  Now I am taking 6.5 mg in the a.m. and 12.5 mg at bedtime.  I am tolerating this pretty well, my heart rate is in the 50's & low 60's.  I think I am at least partially beta blocked however, I am wondering what the minimum effective dosage is for coreg?  I sure don't want to lose my gains.  The heart transplant team doctors tell me I will most likely go back to an ef similar to what I started with if I go completely off coreg.  Is that what you are finding at the Cleveland Clinic? Thank you, Jan.  










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