Had quintuple bypass surgery in May 2021. Veins were taken from legs. Legs feel heavier than prior to surgery but when tell doctor the reply is "we took veins from your legs, what do you expect".Also, I have been having frequent nightmares since the surgery. Thought it was due to meds. Switched the blood pressure meds. Was good for a while but now happening again. Has anyone else had these results and what has been done to correct? Thanks in advance for any replies.
I switched from metropolol to valsartan. Can always use more exercise. Have not done journaling. Most times I do not even remember what the nightmare was about.
Ira,Terry made some good suggestions. I have one more. Get another doctor if the best that your current doctor can give you in response to a reasonable question is a snarky answer.I had quintuple bypass surgery 5 years ago and never felt that my legs were heavy. Maybe it's from water retention, which should be considered by a cardiologist? My feet were swollen for a time post surgery before resolving itself. Maybe your heavy legs are a simikar issue? In any event, you deserve a straight up thoughtful answer from your cardiologist, not a wisecrack.Hang in there brother. We've all been there and made it through. So will you.Ira Too