Aa
A
A
Close
Blank
Avatar universal
Why am I so tired, I feel like I'm dying?
I am 62 yr old male, had 95% blockage, angioplast two yrs ago, eat right, 5'10, 170 lbs, BP normal (117/77), EKG Normal, Pulse of an athlete, no heart damage, just like always and just like when I had my stint.  The only symptoms I had for the stint were chest, arm, and jaw pain.  For two years, I've been tired, dizzy, and cannot do any exercise.
Since my BP and Pulse and Cholesterol have always and are still normal, I think my meds are killing me
Coreg CR, Lipitor, Norco (pain for injury) also celexa, klonopin (had a broken neck and neck surgery).  Dr doesn't want me off my meds, but I don't understand why I'm on them and he just says stay on them.  Had Plavix, done.  Did another Cath last Aug because of continued complaints, everything fine, stress test last week, all fine.  I'm usually real active, hiking, skiing, working, remodeling, etc.  Just thinking about getting out of bed is exhausting.  Needed to get gas in the car today (1 block away), I thought of it as a major undertaking.  Am seeing the Cardio tomorrow, but know he will say, stay on your meds, and we found nothing.  Anyone out there have any suggestions?  I'd like to scrap the meds.
Cancel
4 Answers
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
187666 tn?1331176945
Perhaps some of the meds are still necessary and are keeping you in the normal ranges. If the doctor isn't willing to consider working with you on this (especially since the cath and stress test were fine) perhaps you could get another opinion. Some doctors are really pro-drug, some are less so. Don't risk your health by dropping the meds on your own but find out why you have to take each of these meds. He better come up with some good explanations.
Comment
Cancel
187666 tn?1331176945
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Or maybe he could switch you to another drug in the same class.  Some cardiac drugs do make you feel like a dishrag, truthfully.  Maybe you could talk him into lowering the doses a tad, or get another opinion like Ireneo suggests.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
i been in and out the doctors because i dont feel right im dizzy and weak, heart palputaions, eyes movement feel wierd and i feel like im dying its been years i felt like this i know something is wrong any advice
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Of the medications you listed, I am very familiar with Coreg. Coreg is well known for causing profound fatigue. It's a fight to cope with it. Every one I know that takes it has fatigue problems. For suggestions, see http://www.wikihow.com/Cope-With-the-Side-Effects-of-Coreg-%28Carvedilol%29
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
RubyWitch Life is short......ride you... Comment
7 hrs ago
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Listeria Risk Triggers Huge Frozen ...
May 04 by gymdandee
408795 tn?1324939275
Blank
fretboard uploaded new photos
May 04
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222