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Low EF: Getting an S-ICD. Any tips, experience to share?
I appreciate your update after the doctor's appointment. It is good to know that there is a medication that might help. I can certainly understand your hesitancy given the previous problems you have had with meds. I did find some information about this medication on Mayo Clinic's website, https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/fludrocortisone-oral-route/proper-use/drg-20063868.
We have some other Connect members who have used this med. I would like to invite them to join this conversation @karina77 @judy5140 @teetee7 @elizabej. I would encourage you to read some of their posts.
Have you seen any other specialists such as an endocrinologist?
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I tried, but it wouldn't send my first comment so am trying again. Thanks for the link. After reading it thoroughly. I will contact my doctor to let her know I am only taking half the recommended dose. It already has had an effect, as after walking my dog, my bp is in the 70's and 80's over 60's, which is much better than previously. I do have an iron taste in my mouth, but no one said that was a side effect, and it's tolerable. I will work up to taking a full dose, but the potential side effects, especially as sensitive as I am to drugs, scare me. I will also ask my doc if she feels the need to see an endocrinologist. THANKS!
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