Hi! It's been a few years since I had any issues so evidently it's time! This past Saturday, totally out of the blue, I experienced arrythmia. It wasn't the run of the mill skip a beat here and there, I've been there, no big deal. This was a dead fish flopping in my chest with 2 beats pause, 2 beats pause and then occasionally 3 beats pause. Very disconcerting. It lasted off and on for several hours and I finally fell asleep. The next day I went for my walk, did usual stuff around the house, climbed up and down stairs, etc. not a blip!
Last night I went to sleep early and woke up with the same arrythmia. Totally freaked me out, but then I'm easily freaked. I was considering the ER 15 minutes in when it suddenly stopped.
Today, I had an 8 am appt. to review my BP medicine. Taking 10mg. lisinopril with 12.5mg. HCTZ. Didn't like HCTZ when I was taking 25mg. so I stopped for about a year, but liked the idea of a mild diuretic so I asked for a reduced dose. We're stopping the HCTZ and upping the Lisinopril to 20mg. a day. Feel better taking something non-combination until we see what's up.
One other thing I will have her check when I go back on Monday is thyroid. Mine is high (5.5) but I was told at Mayo they don't treat unless it reaches 10.
I'm taking Sprycel 50mg. I'd be interested in your thoughts, experiences, etc.. Thanks!