Nitroglycerin headache

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I have nitroquik - sublingual nitroglycerin - to take if I have angina pains - this morning about 5 am I was miserable and couldn't tell if it was heart or ms symptoms and I took one. As always it stopped my discomfort, depressed my already low blood pressure and I went to sleep for about 3 hours. I've used nitroquik for the past 3 months or so and it always stops the pain and gives me relief within minutes. It makes me wonder if nitroglycerin is part of anyone's MS drug protocol?
I've never heard of nitroglycerin being used to treat migraine, but glad that it worked. But if it keeps on, and sorry to tell you this, but you probably should see a doctor ASAP. It could be the sign of a coming stroke, since it is sudden and very painful. I started with a sudden very different migraine than any I had ever had before. It turned out that within 3 weeks, longer than usual as a gap in time, I had a full carotid artery dissection stroke.
Now I continue to have fatigue, shortness of breath, sleeplessness and chest pain. I wake every morning (for 2 weeks) with a headache above the eyebrows. Do I need further heart evaluation as my EKG and stress test showed normal?
Nitro can help some forms of esophageal spasm. Nitroglycerin is used with esophageal spasms (GERD). It is the one non heart related illness that nitroglycerin works in. However, that doesn't rule out a concomitant heart condition. Nitroglycerin is a vasodilator not only for your heart vessels but for the vascular system which then subsquently lowers your blood pressure. It even dilates the vessels in the brain which then usually gives the side effect of the headache also.
It is a potent vasodilator and opens up the arteries to the brain, heart and everything. The headache is from the increased blood flow. It is timed released nitroglycerin. I stopped it so I could take viagra, with my doctors permission. Ask for Topamax for the headaches. This med can affect your eyes in a bad way (known side effect). I had to stop taking it routinely but still take it on occasion. Good luck...
He says I have a anal fissure. 4cm by 2cm. Gave me suppositories and Nitroglycerin (.2). Says if it doesn't heal I will have to have surgery. I want to know if my fissure is large comperable to others, and if anyone has had one and had to have surgery. Doc seems quick to promote surgery.
There were no other issues found with my heart or aorta and I have read the nitroglycerin which I was given on the ER can stop esophageal spasms. I felt better (except for the nitro headache) after getting the nitro cream. ALSO, before the nitro I had the CT and it said 4.0, Thirty some hours later after nitro the aorta ultrasound said the aorta was 3.8. So hopefully someone can point me somewhere or offer anything they know while I continue to search for a connection.
Talk to your doc about using anti-spasm meds or specific calcium channel blockers. Other help can come from using nitroglycerin. Make sure you're scoped - upper endoscopy - to find out the status of your esophagus. And get tested for H. pylori.
What i don't understand is the stress test showed something was wrong I was put in the hospital for 3 days before I had the cath done and i was taking blood thiners, beta blocker and nitroglycerin patches. I 've heard that if their is nothing wrong with you that the nitroglycerin would give you a very bad headache but it didn't do this to me when i was taking it i didn't hurt not one time.
* headache * flushing * indigestion * stuffy nose * changes in vision such as blurring a blue colour to your vision * diarrhoea * urinary tract infection * stomach upset It's also worth remembering that if you suffer from side effects it is quite likely that you are taking too large a dose and reducing your dosage will reduce the side effects or even remove them altogether.
But I feel that this is a small contribution I can make and perhaps PA patients in the future will have a simpler course of treatment. Taking nitroglycerin and nitrate based drugs is not necessarily the most pleasant drugs because they cause a dull headache each time you take it. Most PA patients I know have never gotten over the headache caused by these drugs - it's something you don't get used to. Tomorrow I'll call and get my assessment appointment set - I'll keep you posted.
I am taking these medicines 1)Avapro 300mg 2)Accupril 40mg 3)Lopressor 100mg 4)HCTZ 12.5 mg 5)Lescol 6)Nitroglycerin 7)Aspirin 81 mg 8)Premarin .625 9)Levoxyl 1mg 10)Detrol 2mg. I continue to have mild to severe chest pains. I am getting very worried because I am on so much medication, yet I continue to have these chest pains. The nitro helps but I can't take the severe headache that comes with it. The Angiogram and stress test showed that I had no blockage.
NTG is a very important drug in the treatment of cardiac pain. Headache is a common side effect of using nitro. To alleviate your concerns, NTG spray itself will not cause aneurysms. Further, nitroglycerin tends to be more of a venodilator which actually will decrease cerebral blood flow as it decreases blood pressure.
These medications increase blood flow to the penis by inhibiting the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). The most common side effects of Viagra and the other PDE5 inhibitors are flushing and headache. PDE5 drugs can cause dangerously low blood pressure if they are taken with nitroglycerin or other nitrate medications that are used to treat chest pain and heart disease. In patients that cannot tolerate PDE5 inhibitors there are other treatments available.
Since that date he has had regular chest pains after the least amt of exertion (e.g. walking 50 ft). Nitroglycerin stops the angina attacks, but gives him a severe headache. He doesn't want to be dependent on this med, but would obviously prefer not to have the pain at all. He is also fearful with each bout of what may happen next. My father is willing to travel to your clinic if there is any hope for an improvement in his quality of life.
But once a cluster period begins, consumption of alcoholic drinks and intake of antihypertensive medications (e.g. nitroglycerin) can quickly trigger a splitting headache. Cluster headaches often strike quickly, without a warning. Some patients may complain of one-sided pain, excessive tearing and redness on the affected side, drooping eyelid and restlessness during attacks.
My suggestion to you is to work with your physician and pharmacist so that you can find the form of nitroglycerin that reduces the headache. You may also want to speak to your physician about non narcotic forms of pain relievers such as excedrin and or extra strength tylenol. Never dose your medications any differently than described without discussion with your pharmacist and or physician.
I have dry itchy eyes, runny nose, headache and sometimes a scratchy throat. This year I am experiencing a burning sensation in my lungs and throat along with shortness of breath. Has anyone else had this experience? I am thinking that this is a new symptom of allergies OR asthma. I have never been diagnosed with asthma. I quit smoking three months ago but did not experience these symptoms even while smoking. Thank you in advance for your comments.
I am a 19 year old otherwise healthy patient with symptoms that started about 5 months ago. My daily symptoms include racing heartbeat, palpitations, headache, dizziness, near-syncope upon standing, fatigue, nausea and hypertension. I have been tested for any thyroid problems, or endocrine problems and the tests came back normal. I am on Amlodipine 10mg daily for the blood pressure, but it is persistant and runs about 140/100 usually.
Some sufferers report that quitting smoking has brought about an end to their cluster headaches.' 'Nitroglycerin (glyceryl trinitrate) can sometimes induce cluster headaches in sufferers in a manner similar to spontaneous attacks. Ingestion of alcohol or chocolate is recognized as a common trigger of cluster headaches when a person is in cycle or susceptible. Exposure to hydrocarbons (petroleum solvents, perfume) is also recognized as a trigger for cluster headaches.
When this happens to the cerebral arteries that supply blood to the brain, a headache can result. This effect is similar to what happens during a migraine headache. Some people are more prone to having a nitro-induced headache than others, but the presence of a headache does not indicate whether the nitro is working or whether nitro is needed in the first place.
They gave me oxygen. nitroglycerin and a bp pill. I started to fill better after the nitro. What I want to know is, can the bp have caused the problem? I have had the symptoms again, but not as bad. How dangerous is the problem? is the pain normal? My appointment with the cardiologist is a few weeks away. I just want to be safe till then.
A couple of weeks ago my cardiologist offered to rx nitroglycerin tabs (0.4 mg sublingual) to help diagnose whether my symptoms are due to ischemia or not. I've used them twice now and am having trouble deciding whether they really helped. What I mean is, my symptoms always go away eventually so how can I tell whether it was the nitro that helped relieve them? The first time was during the afternoon last week when I was having a squeezing heaviness in the center of my chest.
2 weeks ago, while I was having a conversation with my handyman, I suffered a severe headache, feeling like my head was going to explode. (A year ago had a heart attack and stent implant.) My first reaction was to get a painkiller, which I did. Then I thought I should take my blood pressure, I got my cuff and sat down at the table. Then before taking my bloodpressure, I thought "what if I'm having a heart attack", so I went to the fridge to get a nitroglycerin and sat back down.
I was also mis diagonesed for 2 months before finally seeing a colon rectal surgeon. He gave me nitroglycerin 2% cream and after using it for 5 days was almost pain free. I continue to use it along with 2 stool softners and lactulose everyday. I also try to drink enough water and upped my fibre. I am now 80% cured.I sometimes have a twinge of pain but nothing like I was having. Healing a fissure is a long process but is better than having another surgery.
at that point my BP bottomed out and went to 54/36. I also got a horrible headache. Once I was stable and the pain gone and my BP more stable I was admitted and moved to the coronary intervention ward. The cardiologist came in this morning and really didn't offer much info. i did not have a heart attack but he says there were some things with my heart that has to be checked out. Mainly from an echo I had done about a year ago that was initially read as normal.
I cannot explain why the nitroglycerin seems to improve your vision changes. However, I would recommend stopping your vehicle when you experience these symptoms and having someone else do your driving. You should discuss these symptoms with your doctor and he or she can initiate an investigation into the possible causes.
Are there any long term effects from Nitroglycerin use? Do you recommend finding out the path of the circumflex artery originating from the RCA by heart MRI? Do you think this chest pain is arterial spasm from small vessel disease?I have a male cousin with microvascular disease, heriditary?Anything I should know about Circumflex artery originating from the right side? What do you recommend to manage the chest pain in addition to the Nitro?
ALL IT DOES IS MAKE IT WORSE.I HAVE NITROGLYCERIN PILLS,BUT I AM NOT FOND OF TAKING THEM.FOR THE WAY THEY MAKE FEEL AFTER WARDS,THEY WORK QUICK BUT I CAN'T HANDLE THE SIDE EFFECTS.I AM STILL SEXUALLY ACTIVE,BUT MY HUSBAND LIKES FOR ME TO BE ON TOP SOME TIMES,WHEN I AM I GET SICK AFTER THAT.MY HEAD HAS PRESSURE THEN ALL SO AND I CAN NOT HOLD MY HEAD UP,IT FEELS LIKE A HEAVY BLOCK.I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE EVER HEARD OF THIS OR NOT.BUT IT HAPPENS TO ME,AND IT IS HARD TO DEAL WITH.
So I had the flu last week as did my whole family. I was hit hard, very weak, major headache, neck and back ache, fever. Never developed much coughing but felt a bit phlegm. So I was pretty much over the flu except still feeling a bit weak and still bad headache and neck ache. My chest pain was radiating to the front more and feeling a bit tighter so I went to the er last Tuesday afternoon. The did a ecg and it was perfectly normal.
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