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Blood Pressure Spikes / Heart Meds

Barbgo's journal

Barbgo

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200198

Hi, Just very curious to know if anyone experiences blood pressure spikes after taking blood pressure Meds (or any time you wish to share) and why this happens. My blood pressure does go back down but the spikes are terrible and linger. Thanks everyone ... Read More

Vascular Disease

Share your favorite post

Brian's journal

Brian

share-your-favorite-post-1

200198

Dear members, I often think about the Inspire community in its entirety. Our collective knowledge of illness, health, and the many pathways between them is expansive and varied. However, I suspect the experience for most of you is more particular, as you settle into one or a few communities that are most important to you. The connections we create with one another in our small groups ... Read More

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Calf DVT after an Ankle Surgery and a LONG car ride

In: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

twells1303

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Hi, I am 43 years old. I recently have an ankle arthroscopy to have some loose bodies removed. They ended up scraping an osteochondral defect in there while they were doing the scope. This means that I am 6 weeks non-load bearing. About 3 weeks after my surgery, I took a long car ride (13 hrs each way) to a soccer tournament. After the trip there, I woke up with pain in my calf. It ... Read More

Vascular Disease

Isosorbide v Sildenafil for Dialating Arteries and Vein Blood Vessel

Barbgo's journal

Barbgo

isosorbide-v-sildenafil-for-dialating-arteries-and-vein-blood-vessel

200198

Hi, Guessing the title of this is self-explanatory. Have microvascular, Raynouds and possibly macro-vascular. Has any proven to be really helpful to you in opening up vessels and even decreasing chest pain. Obviously, consulting with a physician is how medical issues are addressed. This post is only to learn of individual experiences and opinions on two Meds which are used and (as ... Read More

Vascular Disease

Gene testing, precision medicine, and shared information

Brian's journal

Brian

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200198

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Dear members, How should we be thinking about our genetic information when it comes to disease? It’s a question many of us are asking here on Inspire, sometimes very intensely, depending on the nature of the disease. The information we get from our genome can have a direct impact on so much, including how, or if, we can be treated for certain types of disease -- that is the nature ... Read More

Vascular Disease

How do you make medical decisions?

Brian's journal

Brian

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200198

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Dear members, As patients and caregivers, we have more sources of medical information available to us than ever before to help us make the best decisions possible for our health. Advice from our doctors is sometimes not the same as the information we learn from the experiences of our peers, and there are often other sources of information available as well. Some of our decisions feel ... Read More

Vascular Disease

What’s the story of your rare disease diagnosis?

Brian's journal

Brian

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Dear members, Today, more than 200,000 Inspire members have a rare condition. You have made Inspire a place to share your experiences with others who understand what you’re going through and help others at the same time. Many of you have described how long it took for you to receive an accurate diagnosis for your rare condition, while some of you found your diagnosis quickly. If you’d ... Read More

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Chronic venous insufficiency > what to do?

In: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)

UncleJohnny

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200198

I was recently diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency with leg , ankle, and foot swelling accompanied by pitting edema. Ortho doc put me on compression stockings and Naproxen 375 mg 2X day. Medication does reduce swelling, but wreaks havoc on my stomach and GI tract. Has anyone had success with alternative medicine treatment; my research has suggested using grape seed extract ... Read More

Vascular Disease

Vascular malformation surgery

In: Congenital vascular malformation (CVM)

rachel1964

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My 18 year old has vascular malformation on his right cheek and is scheduled to have surgery next month, would like to know results from other surgeries that have been performed on malformations on the cheek and time of recovery, pain associated with the procedure and outcomes ... Read More

Vascular Disease

I am trying to find information about pulmonary shunts.

In: Congenital vascular malformation (CVM)

Smokiedog

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200198

In April 2017, I was Dx with Asthma and then at the same appointment they discovered that I could not maintain my Pulse Oxygen level above 90% when walking around the office and was put on a portable oxygen machine 2 to 3 liters for when I walk. In trying to figure out why I can't maintain my pulse oxygen level, it was discovered during an Echocardiography Report: Echo 2D M-Mode C/Full ... Read More

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