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Mar 15, 2018 · Co-Enzyme Q 10 (100 mg daily) Stops Statin Leg Pain in Heart & Blood Health

Thanks so much. I also was just started on 40 mg of Atorvastatin a few weeks ago and my legs are killing me! I am going to try the Co Q10. Thanks!!!

Mar 11, 2018 · Mitral valve repair in Heart & Blood Health

Thanks for your reply! I did have shortness of breath before surgery but they started me on Lasix and that helped! Hope you have a quick recovery!!! Good luck getting the blood levels correct..always a fun task!!! Sometimes it takes a awhile for them to figure out. All the best to you!

Mar 6, 2018 · Mitral valve repair in Heart & Blood Health

I am about 2 1/4 weeks post op and doing pretty great! Did you have the thoracotomy or sternotomy? And a repair or replacement? I found the "Mini" Thoracotomy for the repair was way worse that this time have a full sternotomy and replacement. The repair took me about 3 months before I started being out of pain and almost back to normal at 6 months. Take a pain med before you go out!
There are hours of the day I have discomfort at all…amazing! Yesterday I felt great and went out with my husband. I stayed out about 1 hour too long! Needed a pain pill badly when I got home!!! My post surgery appt is March 19th!!! Close to yours!! Let me know what your dr says.

Mar 5, 2018 · Mitral valve repair in Heart & Blood Health

Had the same thing done about 18 months ago. (MV repair through mini thoracotomy) They had me on Eliquis (blood thinner) for 3 months and then just stopped it. Had another Echo at 3 and 6 months and then again at a year. Found out my repair fell apart and am now recovering from open heart surgery with a mitral repair. The drs never told me that it the valve was already bad at the 3 & 6 month echos so pay attention and get copies of your op report, and follow up echos! I learned a hard lesson!