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Chest Pains When Taking Medications Late??

NotBrokenJustBent

Diltiazem

momzof3
  • By momzof3 · New reply 7:38 am
  • Discussion in Experiences with prescription medicines · 1 reply
  • Hello. I have been suffering from Prinzemtal's angina for 2 years now. I am taking 240 mg of Diltiazam and 30 mg of Isosorb plus the occasional Nitrate when needed. I have had success with my medications ...

How old were you ...

KAKLeon
  • By KAKLeon · New reply yesterday at 10:19 pm
  • Discussion in Myocardial infarction (heart attack) · 207 replies
  • when you had your heart attack? I was 38, which seemed young at the time, but one media report last year featured a 19 year old! Katherine ...

New VasoSpasm/Prinzmetal patient with questions!

Carobama
  • By Carobama · New reply yesterday at 10:05 pm
  • Discussion in Diagnosis and symptoms · 33 replies
  • Hello everyone, I've been reading through these entries and am not sure I am posting in the right place? Here is my story first and then I have questions. I'm 55 years old, very healthy but have been ...

Mayo Clinic's SCAD Research

EdwardsRachel
  • By EdwardsRachel · New reply yesterday at 8:50 pm
  • Discussion in Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) · 4 replies
  • Hello, I had SCAD July 14, 2013. Is Mayo Clinic still taking people for the SCAD research? I would be interested. Would I have to go to Mayo to meet with a cardiologist? Thank you ...

Shortness of breath 6 years after SCAD

tamsam22
  • By tamsam22 · New reply yesterday at 8:47 pm
  • Discussion in Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) · 4 replies
  • Hi All- I am experiencing something that is making me very nervous and concerned. I don't know where to start. In 2008, my right coronary artery dissected (Age 47) and I had a single bypass to repair ...

Meet new friends with dilated cardiomyopathy

Callirose
  • By Callirose · New reply yesterday at 8:34 pm
  • Discussion in Living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure · 25 replies
  • I would love to start a group with members who have Dilated Cardiomyopathy. My goal is that we can explain how we are feeling and see if anyone else has the same symptoms and what treatment they are receiving ...

Have I got a heart problem or am I just anxious

Angelicnorth
  • By Angelicnorth · New reply yesterday at 3:39 pm
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 4 replies
  • I am 46 am have endured chest discomfort since I was a teenager. I am currently under a cardiologist for palpitations and lightheadedness. I have been off sick 3 times in the last 5 years. I had a positive ...

need some help here

aug
  • By aug · New reply yesterday at 2:39 pm
  • Discussion in Understanding microvascular disease · 2 replies
  • what is the difference between prinzmetal and MVD? my Doctor does not know what MVD is so he said it might be prinzmetal I get chest pain while I am trying to do things it got to the point I could not ...

Year of Gratitude- 2014

amarettosour
  • By amarettosour · New reply yesterday at 12:42 pm
  • Journal · 680 replies
  • Happy New Years To All Inspire Members! I decided to start a journal for gratitude for the new year in 2013. 2013 is behind us and its time to move forward. This journal has transformed my life in 2013 ...

Sternum feels like its rubbing

Elaine_60
  • By Elaine_60 · New reply yesterday at 12:25 pm
  • Discussion in How heart disease has changed my life · 3 replies
  • Its been 27 months since my cabg. Have had many pains with it while recovering. I noticed something new this evening, I was rubbing my scar, lower portion of it and it felt like something moving from ...

Muscle pain and weakness

Wilkenn
  • By Wilkenn · New reply yesterday at 11:02 am
  • Discussion in Coronary artery disease · 3 replies
  • My husband had a stent put in on February 17. He was put on Lipitor 80 mg for one month. He developed muscle pain and weakness. He was also put on Effient 10 mg. He has been off of Lipitor for two months ...

My Cardiac Rehab Orientation

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Cause ppl like to share their experiences: Woke up at 7:30 for a registration time at 7:45 am (kids supposed to wake me at 6am before they went to school). Tore open gym bag for suitable gym clothes ...

exercise

babydolly

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 72 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

USA Today: You're on the clock..doctors rush patients out the door

edge8
  • By edge8 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 6 replies
  • http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio n/2014/04/20/doctor-visits-time-crunch-h ealth-care/7822161/ We were talking about this very thing last week. The article says in Germany the average visit is ...

OFF PLAVIX

dallasbaby
  • By dallasbaby · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 30 replies
  • HI, GOSH I HAVEN'T BEEN ON HERE FOR SOOO LONG!!! I WENT TO MY HEART DR. TODAY AND HE TOLD ME TO GO OFF PLAVIX AS I HAD MY STENTS PUT IN 4 YRS. AGO....BUT I'M SO SCARED TO GO OFF OF IT...HAS ANY OF YOU ...

Going off Plavix

cej
  • By cej · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Discussion in Advice for other women with heart disease · 3 replies
  • I had a heart attack two years ago. Four cardio angiograms within a month. The LAD was torn during the first cardio angiogram when trying to balloon (LAD was 99% blocked). I started going to Mayo. I can't ...

Reminders of why I keep plugging along

csg1031
  • By csg1031 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • After being started on imdur for possible Prinzmetals, I have not had serious chest pains, and if I do they are fleeting and bearable. Yesterday, however, I went the entire day with excruciating chest ...

Music Break, Gotta Have Heart

lisapavlov
  • By lisapavlov · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Starting with 50 songs about Heart. Hoping to make the list more broadly about songs that reflect the journey. Bit will take some reflection. Happy to add your favorite picks :) On Spotify. http://open.spotify.com/user/1218731986 ...

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