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In keeping with the subject of this thread.......

It has now been 10 days since I cut Digoxin down from .18 mg per day to .125 mg per day; and 25 days since I first started cutting Coreg down from 25mg per day to 12.5 mg per day. The last, and final, reduction in Coreg was down from 15.675mg per day to the current 12.5mg per day, 17 days ago.

I've been having increased breathing problems, and increased difficulty doing my pushups and my weight lifts during this time. I've also had increases in feeling my heart jumping around in my chest and seemingly a faster and more erratic heart beat.

Over the past few days, my exercise tolerance has improved, and today seems somewhat better. I can complete my 150 pushups per day, 400 steppers per day, 280 weight lifts per day and one hour power walk per day, but it takes more effort and causes increased breathing problems.

My average Diastolic Blood Pressure, during this time, is also up two points, from 73 to 75, but still at a seemingly healthy level. I say "seemingly" because if the low Diastolic blood pressure is now as a result of a heart that is not beating properly, then all bets are off. :eek:

I'm going to go about a month at these medicine levels before I decide whether or not I want to, once again, increase the Coreg, this time to see what happens with the reduced level of Digoxin. :eek:

I've been dancing this dance, with my various medicines, for over 20+ years. Constantly, over the past 20+ years, I've been adjusting and experimenting with my medicines because of either nasty side effects, or because they just weren't working well enough. I would bounce nasty side effects off my cardiologist, and all I would get back is that the meds weren't supposed to do that. Oh yeah! Well the meds WERE DOING THAT!! :mad:

Oh well. Just wanted to post a little about my experience, just in case others are going through the same thing, and wanted to compare notes. :)

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