Jan 27, 2019 12:18PM Rosanne7 wrote:
Dear JS0404 ,
Sorry to hear about cardiomyopathy diagnosis. Were you able to consult w/ cardiologist? How are you feeling these days?
I was diagnosed w/ cardiomyopathy 12 years ago (January 2007) -- then dx. w/ early stage BC/DCIS May 2007.
Since then, I've experienced two rounds of breast cancer recurrences --
My only advice is -- Find heart meds that work for you (I started an ACE inhibitor 12 years ago & it has helped!
Also, a low salt diet can help w/ fluid retention; & foods like leafy greens, cranberry juice, asparagus, oatmeal & watermelon can act as nature's diuretics. (Doctor may also prescribe diuretic pills; these do work, but can drain electrolytes; so be sure to stock bananas/orange juice, etc. to replace potassium removed by diuretic.*)
In any case, please feel free to ask questions here on forum,
Grace & peace,