Coreg Sexual Problems, Going Crazy, Sex Life
Posted over a year ago
i have a question; my husband has been on Coreg about ayear; any sexual problems? He started on Linsionpril 2-3 months ago too; we have no sex life; and he does not want to take anything to help with that. Been married less than 2yrs; I am going crazy..
Soaringcanary - While I realize this is long past your post, perhaps you are checking back since all consumers need to know that "yes" one adverse effect of the beta blocker drugs like Coreg or its generic Carvedilol is impotency. Others are hair loss, difficulty breathing, extreme weakness/fatigue, cold extremities, dizziness, edema, and low BP. As I was told by the cardiologist when the beta blocker Toprol XL was given to my 91 year old step mom after she'd suffered from Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy [heart attack from elevated stress hormones, not plaque], this class of drugs is "the only one that will lower Adrenaline" in the heart...which slows the heart rate...for less demand on it. Yet, how is the human body supposed to feel well when the 'adequate' delivery of Adrenaline is so necessary for the heart, even when it, along with the stress hormone cortisol, stimulates the heart and CNS into appropriate action for the 'fight or flight' reaction that goes on instantaneously all day long as our bodies respond to the next change or other environmental stimulus that does include the emotions. In other words, when the production of adrenaline [epinephrine] is lowered by pharmacological intervention, then so would all other interconnected as physiological or natural functions [and hormones like testosterone] be subject to their slower gears as well. None of our individual body parts are a stand alone entity and when something is done to block or alter the function of one, that will in one way or another affect all other aspects of metabolic reality. Plus, to add Lisinopril to further lower the BP, it's doubly understandable why there would be no libido by now. For your husband, there are biologically natural ways to lower BP which could start by increasing the intake of Magnesium which most Americans are deficient in due to the compromised food chain and yet this is an essential electrolyte mineral that is involved in more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body. As the body ages and the arterial system becomes more stiff, both Mg [as a relaxer] and the B vitamins [energy-inducing] are so important for maintaining this inner flexibility and integrity. There are plenty of other dietary supplements that can help, but everyone needs to do their own investigation for the best understanding and application.