Hi all.... I recently had a CRT - D fitted after my HF of 22 years worsened to severe heart failure. Since the device I have felt so much better.... and have finally stopped worrying about my heart and started getting on with life. I am 10 weeks post op and my 8 week check went fine.
So my dilemma is this.... I am due to see my consultant on Monday. I currently take 10mg ramipril... and tyrosine tablets for my thyroid ( the thyroid issue is what triggered my heart condition ). Yes these ate the only tablets I take.... and I am feeling vs.
Pre my op the doctors said a number of times that once my device was fitted they would then want to put me on beta blockers to further protect my heart and spirolactone to stop water retention.
I don' want to now start taking lots of other tablets which have other side effects. The spirolacton made me very ill so I will refuse these. But also the beta blockers I believe make you tired can lead to depressive feelings.... and just seems like they give you lots of medication as a belt and braces approach.... which although may give extra heart protection... May also lessen quality of life. I am therefore thinking of refusing any further medication as life is a risk .....xand with my lovely device I feel that I am finally feeling great and 1 tablet a day.... also makes me feel psychologically good. I know they will try to persuade me to have a cocktail of tablets.... i just think as long as heart is responding well i should resist any firther tablets Thoughts?