Can coreg for low BP reduce the blood supply to optic nerve?
Should treat high blood pressure first...
Hi there my dear,
I am sorry for the situation you are in.
You are reporting to be using Coreg, most probably to lower your blood pressure or to treat heart failure (you are not reporting the full diagnosis and any other drugs you have been using recently).
You not reporting the eye problems you are having? It will be easier for me to assist you after having this information.
The problem related to Coreg (carvedilol) use is dry eyes. I need to know your eye problems first before running into final conclusions.
An ophtalmologist cannot decide to take you off medications without having the opinion of your cardiologist.
Taking off Coreg has caused spikes in blood pressure which have been experienced as headaches, feeling dizzy, fatigue, confused and forgetful. I advise to consult both ophtalmologist and cardiologist at the same time in order to take proper treatment.
I understand your angry toward medical team. However, I can admit that there are some things (and rules), prepared from others (not white blouses) and should be respected. That's why you are having problems with your insurance and medical care.
As you are a nurse, you should know that when a doctor would decide to take a medication, he/she will evaluate the benefits and side effects. If the patient will take more benefits than the side effects he/she might be experiencing, then, it is compulsory to take that particular drug although side effects.
If I was your caring doctor would initiate a proper treatment for high blood pressure to stabilize it. Please understand that once you get your blood pressure under control, the problems you are having with your eyes will be subsided too.
You are reporting to be using Amlodipine; I advise to observe if you notice edema especially on your ankle or legs. If any, should consult with your cardiologist to switch to other drug (e.g. ACE-inhibitor or ARB-s).
Wish you fast recovery!