Have been having alot of problems with my medication, so went to see my GP last week. I am currently on bisoprolol 2.5mg, clopidogrel 75mg and ramipril 5mg. I also take patoprazole 40mg. It has been very diificult to manage my heart rate, typically the resting rate is between 75 and 100. This I can put up with but have been experiencing extreme cold and numbness in my left arm and hand. GP unsure what the cause is but would not review my medication until he has spoken to my cardiologist. It had already been discussed, a fortnight earlier, about the benefits of going onto warfarin and a referral had been made. However, this was a different GP that made the referral, and the one I saw last week, suggested looking at alternatives to warfarin, but did not say what these are. Cardiac ablation was also suggested but this just freaked me out.
Despite, contacting the GP surgery daily to see whether there was a response from the cardiologist, he has yet to reply. To complicate matters further, I have also been given an appointment at the warfarin clinic this evening.
This morning I am not feeling too great. Heart rate again is all over the place and I have struggled to get warm. I rang in sick for work ( as I have a very understanding manager who insisted that I need to take time off, whilst things are being sorted) and contacted the surgery for a telephone consulatation. Surprise, Surprise, there is nothing that can be done until the cardiologist has contacted them. I was advised that if I was not feeling well to cancel the warfarin clinic appointment.
I contacted the cardiologist department to be advised that they cannot locate the GPs letter and anyway would not be able to give any advice as the cardiologist is not back in the hospital until next Monday.
I feel that there is nothing else that can be done until advised by the cardiologist. I am not due to see the GP again until the 30th May but feel that this will be a waste of time.
Feeling a little fed up at the moment as I always try to the right thing but just want to feel a bit better than I currently am.