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Fri, Jun 26 1:20pm · Dizziness and chest pain associated with HCM in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

In January I was diagnosed with hypertension after making a visit to a Prompt care and sent directly to the ER. Admitted overnight for observation and an Echocardiogram was done which disable left side heart wall thickened. Diagnosed me with hypertension and sent me home on Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day. Kept my blood pressure down for a week or so, back to ER with blood pressure out of control, dizziness, chest discomfort, shaky, SOB. After several visits to ER with same symptoms a Cardiac MRI completed send got the diagnosis of HOCM snd referred to Mayo Clinic. Delays with insurance approval and then COVID 19, I skim scheduled for Septum Myectomy in July due to Metoprolol dose keeps getting increased but only holds blood pressure for sp long and then dose gets increased again. So gradually it has been increased to current dose of 125 mg twice daily. I seem also on Cardizem 360 mg daily and HCTZ 12.5 mg daily. I have symptoms everyday. Just holding til my surgery date

Fri, Jun 26 7:14am · Dizziness and chest pain associated with HCM in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

You mentioned that Metoprolol disagreed with you. Could you explain more about that. I am on Metoprolol also taking 125 mg twice a day now. Would appreciate more information. Thanks.

Wed, Jun 17 10:44pm · HCM Surgery in MN in 44 days in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

You are inspiring! I thought of your words throughout my day. Thank you.

Wed, Jun 17 10:41pm · HCM Surgery in MN in 44 days in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Alot of great information. How did you find the Suite you stayed in? Online? Thank you so much!

Wed, Jun 17 10:36pm · HCM Surgery in MN in 44 days in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Thank you for the information. I will definitely look into Homewood Suites. Nice for breakfast sund light dinner provided. A support pillow, that's a good tip. Hoping he is doing well. Thank you so much.

Wed, Jun 17 6:40pm · HCM Surgery in MN in 44 days in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

When did you have your surgery? Were you able to get out of the recliner by yourself? When you were discharged after your surgery did you stay nearby at hotel and did they have the specialized recliners or did you just sleep in regular bed? So many questions!! Oh my!!

Wed, Jun 17 2:27am · HCM Surgery in MN in 44 days in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

I am so happy for you. That is what I keep saying, "I want my life back". Did you work before your surgery when you were having symptoms? Im retired. And I just wonder how anyone could possibly work having these symptoms from HOCM. Not able to walk across the room, being dizzy, shaky, weak, almost fainting. Wondering if anyone had problems with finding the right blood pressure medications until they could get scheduled for surgery. My blood pressure meds are lowering my heart rate so low that my symptoms are just as bad as having my heart rate and blood pressure to high. Anyone have that problem while waiting for your Septum myectomy?

Tue, Jun 16 9:05pm · HCM Surgery in MN in 44 days in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

I was told that if you let the Hotel's know that your husband is a patient at Mayo's they well give ypu a discounted rate. Also, you can Google, furnished homes, apts available to rent near Mayo's and post pictures of the inside, outside and let you know how many they accommodate. I also am having Septum Myectomy in July and just beginning to search for accommodations.