I have had HBP for a long time and have been on several different medications to control it over the years. Lately I was switched to Diovan because of my insurance company not willing to pay for the one I was on prior to Diovan. Anyway, I had to have a stent placed in my circumflex artery of my heart back in April due to a blockage that was detected when I had a stress test done. I have an artificial tissue aortic valve that was placed in March of 2005 and have had stress tests done regularly since then. I also have severe osteoarthritis and my left knee needs to be replaced, lately it has been the cause of really bad pain episodes and the orthopedic M.D. is doing a series of Synvisc injections since I cannot go off the Plavix and ASA regimen till the stent is a year old. My cardiologist just recently put me on Zocor, I took it for about 12 days and my legs hurt me so bad I could hardly walk (some but not all the pain coming from the bad knee) and I was extremely weak in my legs. I stopped the Zocor and the weakness has cleared up, but not the pain. I know I am rambling on and on, but I have so many different problems that it causes me to ramble when I try to tell someone about them. It is so hard to cope with all the different doctors and none wanting to discuss anything that isn't in their field of endeavor.
You my friend need to step up to the plate and tell them whats going on. If it weren't for us doctors would be out of a job.. I understand what rambling you are talking about but we need to make our docs listen, really listen to you. After all you are keeping them in business... Good Luck kim
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