One of the best ways to take care of yourself is to keep a close eye on your symptoms and call your doctor if they should get worse. Everyone responds differently with heart failure. Some people have more problems with holding on to fluid and other people have more problems with not enough blood flowing to the body. Some people have trouble with both types of heart failure. Symptoms of fluid retention are shortness of breath, ankle swelling, fullness or bloating in the belly. Symptoms related to not enough blood flow to the body include fatigue, feeling dizzy, aches and pains, and anxiety.