I previously posted about my Bisoprolol being increased to help breathlessness when in fact it made it worse.
Two weeks ago I went to the surgery for a blood test. Got half way across the car park and suddenly couldn't get any breath. This got worse and worse so the Drs called an ambulance and I was admitted to hospital.
This time I ended up under the care of a consultant who specialised in chest and strokes and not the cardiology team. He was brilliant. Stopped the extra Bisoprolol. Added isosorbide mononitrate, then a couple of days later ramipril and finally digoxin as well as increasing my frusemide.
My breathlessness due to the heart failure seems to be controlled fairly well now and my af as well so I would encourage anyone else who thinks their medication isn't controlling their symptoms to speak to their dr and get things changed.
If it hadn't been for this group I would probably have soldiered on, thinking things would improve although the breathlessness attack would have still put me inhospital.