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medication error- Mitral Valve Prolapse

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  • Posted By: missysturgis
  • April 9, 2008
  • 09:52 PM

I had heart palpitations as a teenager (I later found out my mother did also) and was diagnosed with MVP and was put on daily medication which I have been on for almost 20 years. In the last couple of years when I get heart checkups with new doctors, the last 2 or 3 have told me that I do not have MVP and was probably told I had it because it was a popular new diagnosis 15 or 20 years ago! And that I am probably addicted to the medication which is why I cannot go an hour in the morning without it, much less do my morning exercise routine. So should I stay on the meds for the rest of my life, or is there some way to change it and slowly ween off of it? I can't imagine not taking it because when I need more medication, like at the end of the day or when I exercise, it is very uncomfortable and I cannot even go to sleep with my heart racing. Don't know what to do!

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