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my question is, I would love to see him not having to take plavix and from things I have been reading, all signs and data support the idea that Fish Oil can be just as effective to keep his platlets from clogging and sticking to his stent. Obviously this is my fathers life I am talking about here so i do not want to harm him.
It scares me to know that this supplement is equivalant to 100 bottles of wine. Do we need so much equivalant of wine? Or it is only good and harmless part of wine? Jacj54, please also tell me how much gap did you keep between wine and medicines? As you have mentioned that you had MI in 2003 so you may be taking similar medicines as I have mentioned(coreg, ACE-I, aspirin, aldectone etc.).?? How are you doing now?? Are you satisfied with your improvement levels?
glory, Thanks for the post. The topic you mention is an important one and one without concrete answers. Drug eluting stents are an important tool in the arsenal to treat coronary disease and thus any potential risk of them, applies to a large number of patients that have or will need them. I will give you my personal practice guidelines, but these do vary even with me for different patients. 1) How long does the CC advise patients to stay on Plavix?
I know in my case, when taking the Plavix I couldn't drink. I love to drink wine and while on the Plavix one glass would go straight to my head. I felt drunk. And, yes,the bruising is terrible. I walk around with purple marks on my arms all the time. All I have to do is brush against something and I either start bleeding or I am left with a bruise.
There is a 20 to 30% chance of a stent having some blockage return in the first 6 months, and there are treating doctors that expand the vulnerable period up to 12 months with drug eluding stents and treat with plavix and aspirin. Once you are out of this period the outlook for long term patency is quite good. If the underlying cause that developed your occlusion, there may never be a need for any other therapy.
If I do any physical activity my hands and feet will turn very red and be very hot and I can feel the heat radiating off my hands and feet. If I am outside and the weather is hot and I am wearing flipflops my feet will get beat red and so will my hands. I dont feel any pain but it is uncomfortable because i can feel something happening in my feet and even my legs. If i take a hot shower my feet and legs become beat red and my legs get blue even and I dont know why.
You need to go to the doctor and maybe get on plavix. What happens with me is blurred vision and numbness first, once that goes away I get the headache. The first time it started with my hand getting numb like I was washing dishes and the water was too hot, then My I had to look to the side of the thing That I wanted to see. There was a blur spot on the center of what I was looking at. My first few came about a month after i was extremely upset. Now I control myself.
I also have an intolerance for caffenine and alcohol all of the sudden. 1 glass of wine feels like 2-3, and same for coffee. I hope it all stops soon.
100mg Niacin Before Bed: Metropolol and Lipitor. I ALSO drink two glasses of red wine in the evening. My question is, am I "over doing it" with a bad mix, or is this acceptable and/or beneficial? Thank you!
I experience anywhere from 100 to 800 PVC's each day and can get pretty depressed some days. Since 2004 I've been on numerous prescribed medicines, stopped coffee, cigarettes and alcohol and sex (just kidding), all in an effort to reduce or remove the symptoms of PVC's. I don't want to get my hopes up but 2 days ago I went to the chemist(drug store) and bought some vitamins from the health section. One of the supplements I choose was coenzyme q10 (See http://en.wikipedia.
where I have SEVERE pain in the midle of my gut (triggered by pain meds.....wine....greasy food...and ????) I get VERY pale...sweat PROFUSELY, drool and then either vomit....have watery stools, fart or....if I'm REALLY unlucky....suffer from these WAVES of pain, vaso-vagal(?) type symptoms for HOURS until they subside...sometimes hycosamine will work...sometimes 4 tums...and once and a while nothing but time cures it.....I have been told IBS....
and according to the french, wine is good for you. Apparently it's why they can eat such a fatty diet and get away with it.
When I first started having to take it I had to do as Ed did, exactly. Once I took some red wine hoping for relief and that sent my headache to new levels. If the Spanish Inquisition was still in business a cocktail of a nitro pill and glass of Cab would be a great torture. However, I was prescribed Imdur, which is slow release nitro in a small dose that was increased and I got used to it. Now, when I take a full nitro pill or three, recently with a problem, I had no headache at all.
In this light, I’d recommend having a glass of red wine no more than 2 or 3 times per week. Wine and other alcoholic beverages also cause triglyceride counts to climb. Oatmeal, oat bran, and other whole grain products can help with a small reduction, about 5 percent, in total cholesterol. I like Krill oil Just look that it has total Phospholipids 420, total MG per serving 300, at least 160 mg EPA and 90 mg DHA and 1 1/2 mg of Astaxanthin.
The headaches and rash are very likely side effects of Plavix. I assume you are not taking them now, and only took a high dosage before the procedure. The effects should wear off very soon.
If your not an alcoholic, drink a glass of dark red wine or a pint of Guiness every night. And then walk up an down hills every day for a couple of years and you will return to normal health. A by product of walking outdoors every day is that I haven't had a cold or flu in years. Doing what I have outlined above will return you to health. Your arteries can be returned to health even if they have a few artifacts left in them.
I am 35 and like you had a 99% and 70% RCA blockage stented 2 weeks ago. Terrible family history here also. I have been active all of my life with sports military etc. I think I'm still in shock this happened. Went to the doctors after chest tightness when running. Have you had any limitations since April? Did you return to regular excercise and weight lifting?
The drug-elluting stents are a bit larger and didn't fit my tortuous, small vessels. I've had no problem with restinosis of the bare-metal stents because of plavix and aspirin therapy. All of us with heart trouble on this board come with different experiences, so we have different messages. I'd strongly recommend you get a second opinion. Leaving a patient in charge of such a decision demands it. Keep us informed.
Had a severe attack five months ago and had to be converted back. I am not on Warafin but am on Plavix for life, (per cardio) CClinic is probably the best in the country for A-fib and my cousins in Michigan frequent the clinic often and are very pleased.
Drink Cranberry juice, eat almonds/walnuts, lose some weight (10 lbs so far), try some fish and continue with a glass or 2 of Red Wine a few times a week. Increase fruits and vegetables and limit food high in LDL. If any reduction can be achieved it will go along way to maintaining good health.
I exercise hard but still have symptoms none of which seems in any way connected with heart trouble. I suspect the Lipitor , 20mg, and Coreg, 6.25, Vastarel, Plavix are causing them and they are similar to yours. My BP and cholesterol are within normal limits.
With regard to stenosis in the stent, you need anti-platelet therapy, which the manufacturers of the stents recommend Plavix (Clopidogrel) and aspirin daily for a year after the stent was inserted. This can be very hard on one's stomach though. Especially if you have ever had ulcers from the abuse of aspirin or any NSAID, like I have. I have taken Plavix since an mi and stroke in June of 2003.
I have already had a silent heart attack in the distal sepum/apex. I do have symptoms. I am on cardizem and Plavix and Avapro and baby aspirin. I am unable to ask the doctor as the forum questions is full. Does anyone know what all this means and does it look bad? Thanks so much. My BP is all over the board and HR is normally high and gets higher with the least bit of exhaustion. Thanks soo mcuh. P/S. The doctor said I would live till I am 80...Do you suppose he had too much wine?
In 2012 I had left leg weakness and foot drop, dizziness which lasted for months, lateral nystagmus, loss of balance, etc. I was worked up for MS , autoimmune disease, and several others... and thankfully everything was negative. My neuro doc said the cause of my symptoms was migraines with stroke like symptoms. The reason I'm posting now is bc I still have left leg weakness, hypersensitivity and constant tingling on the entire left side of my body.
I'm assuming you are taking a statin like Vytorin, and the blood thinners 81mg aspirin, and Plavix. If not, you absolutely should because of the restinosis history. Vytorin is a statin that works to reduce ingested cholesterol as well as cholesterol that is manufactured by your liver. I'd also take a good quality fish oil, 1 gram in the morning, 1 gram in the evening. Fish oil reduces the inflammation of the arteries and also reduces the triglicerides, which may also be your problem.
My EJ was very low about 19 and in the last 2 years it has improved to the low 40's. I do take coreg, plavix, zocor and a blood pressure med. With internal training I usually set the speed at about 5 on my treadmill for about 30 sec and then for 60 sec reduce the speed to 2.5. I continue this for about 20 minutes. I was just wondering if this was just as beneficial vs a constant speed of 5 for 20-30 minutes. I am able to get my heart rate up to about 120 during the internals.
3 25mgs of metropolo a day, 80mgs of lipitor and alot of asprin. Fish and flaxs oils, niacin and CQ10. No caffine, salt and sugar. plenty of red wine. Very little exercising or none at all. I sleep sitting up part of the night then lay down using lots of pillows to help me sleep at an angle. how about you?
I'll have to look into that further but the way statins work doesn't thin the veins, capillaries and arteries like blood thinners (coumidin, plavix, and those drugs). As for the reports that statins cause ALS, it appears that those studies don't hold up . These is strong evidence, though, that people who already have ALS may have their deterioration hastened by using statins. Google "link between statins and als" and you will find numerous articles on this topic.
Eat right -- this is a big part of remaining symptom-free. I eat lots of whole grains. I also enjoy food and red wine, in other words, everything in moderation. An antidepressant may help, too. Think of it this way. You have chronic pain and loss of stamina. An antidepressant will help you cope. There's no cure to date for microvascular disease. The meds help with the symptoms, that's it. There's no cure for atherosclerosis -- CAD -- either. Cardiovascular disease is dynamic.
Flavanols are a subgroup of plant-derived phytochemicals known as flavonoids, and several studies have shown that flavanol-containing foods, including cocoa, certain fruits and vegetables, tea, and red wine, have beneficial effects on LDL oxidation, platelet aggregation, insulin sensitivity, endothelial function, and blood pressure.
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