Does anyone else suffer from low blood pressure and, if so, how do you deal with it?
I had a mitral valve replacement in 2014, which did not go according to plan - a rare allergy to Amiodrone, resulted in a split along the line of stitches, which then macerated red blood cells, leaving me increasingly anaemic. I had the split patched a couple of months ago, which has stabilised the anaemia but still left the blood count very low. However I now suffer from very low blood pressure with accompanying digestive problems, numb hands, light headedness etc..
For the previous 40 years I suffered from high blood pressure and learnt to adapt diet & lifestyle (e.g. no caffeine) appropriately. No doubt my poor heart also adapted to the pressure. Does anyone have any tips about what I can do? - I hate coffee!
If you are waiting for a mitral valve replacement, don't be put off by my story - my husband had the same operation and recovered normally.