I am a 26 year old who has been living with dilated cardiomypathy since I was 16. I was diagnosed during a physical and showed no signs or symptoms but my EF was at 25%. Over the years, my EF has gone up and down and has gone from 20 to 40%. It is currently at 25%. The symptoms that I have noticed most include the following: shortness of breath, fatigue, and side effects from the medications I am on which include, dry mouth for most of the day, loss of appetite, and loose stool in the mornings. I have no swelling and am not on any fluid restrictions. I try to limit sodium intake to 2000mg or less. I would like my EF to improve and to manage the condition a little better. I am losing faith in only taking medications and feel like I need more to help me feel better.
either idiopathic or caused from a virus
I am currently on Carvedilol (Coreg) 25mg twice a day and Irbesartan (Avapro) 300mg once a day.
I also bought most of the "suggested supplements" from your website and am currently taking:
CoQ10 200mg once a day
MSM 500mg once a day
Chromium 200mg once a day
I just started taking the MSM and Chromium a few days ago and have read that you usually increase the MSM dose by 500 mg every few days depending on how I feel, so I will continue to increase until I reach 3000mg
I would like to know when/if I can start the other supplements like L-Carnitine, L-arginine, Vitamin C, DHEA, Alpha Lipoic Acid, magnesium, and the other suggested supplements. And if you could let me know the correct doses to take, that would be great.
Thank you Willy and I look forward to hearing from you.