I never believed I would look so forward to Autumn! Typically I mourn the end of summer, but this year is different. Just walking a short distance outside in this heat makes me a little winded. Sure, I can walk, even jog a little, in my basement. But all I see there is stuff that needs to be organized or, better yet, discarded! My EF will be checked again in October and I continue to have no problems with the CRT, and no incidents.
I saw a new PCP a few weeks ago and have been off Crestor since 07/14/12. The toe cramping and painful swallowing have gone away. I think the memory loss has stopped too, but I'm not sure I remember if it has or not....haha By no means would I encourage others with DCM to go off their statin without talking it over seriously with their doctor. But that probably IS a conversation you should be having. What are the long-term effects of statins? Do we even know at this point in time? Why are physicians so quick to prescribe? What about other things to try? I read that 2 prunes a day are supposed to help, so I started eating those yesterday. Yes, 2 a day are all I can stand, haha. They are so gross. I love plums but prunes are slimy plums, and slimy fruit is never a good thing.
Working out again for 30 minutes a day is helping me feel strong and healthy. The 21 days without caffeine, sweets, and alcohol went very well. I am planning to extend it somewhat. I really found that I ate a lot more fruit and vegetables because I wasn't filled up. Also, I drank a lot more water than usual, again for the same reason. What I didn't like was that I continued to feel tired most of the time. I am having a "sleep study" consultation later this month and perhaps we will get to the bottom of this fatigue then.
Here's to your health!