This question is prompted by a forthcoming visit to the GP to discuss blood pressure medication at the request of the hospital cardiologist. I have permanent AF and underwent an aortic valve replacement for a congenital condition 6 years ago. I swim 3 times a week, work part time, lead a reasonably active life and feel well.
Currently I take Levothyroxine (because Amiodarone ruined my thyroid), Bisoprolol, Dogoxin and Rivaroxaban.
I have a long list of objections to taking any more medication, starting with the way they have attempted to monitor my BP, through the effects of a diuretic (I already pass water a lot). All in all, it just seems plain wrong to hit my body with yet more chemicals. Last year I lost 20lb by my own efforts. I would really prefer to do something for myself, if necessary.
It is of course my decision whether or not to take medical advice but has anyone had a similar discussion with healthcare professionals? When is enough, enough?