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Avatar n tn I am so sorry to hear about your two heart attacks. I am wondering about your medication "novasen". I had been taking naproxen 500 for about six days and thought I was going to expire. I became extremely weak, depressed, feeling like passing out, and had extreme malaise. There have been suggestions of heart attacks associated with naproxen(NSAIDS). I think novasen is the same drug. Three weeks ago, I went to the ER with chest pains-palipations.
Avatar m tn Please read, pay attention, and send it on!... FEMALE HEART ATTACKS I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read. Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.
Avatar f tn You should consult with a doctor regarding symptoms, as you could be vulnerable for a heart attack..
Avatar n tn I had a plaque rupture that totally blocked my ramus artery. Some people do not have a ramus artery. Some heart attacks for men and women occur over the period of a week for men and women. This is when people are stubborn. They don't listen to their bodies but finally a family member convinces them to go to the ER.
377012 tn?1283969035 Although anxiety/ panic attacks can be caused for seemingly no reason. You could try and get more tests done on your heart if you are concerned or ask for anxiety meds. I have meds that I take only on a need be basis (for anxiety) Hope this helped a bit.
987762 tn?1331031553 BUT THERE IS NO WAY TO TELL IF THIS IS YOUR HEART UNTIL YOU HAVE AN ECG AND BLOOD TESTS TO TRACK LEVELS OF CARDIAC ENZYMES THERE IS NO SURE CORRELATION BETWEEN DEGREE OF DISTRESS AND SEVERITY OF HEART DAMAGE DURING A HEART ATTACK. You may be right about all your explanations for these symptoms but even when a diagnosis of MS is certain, we can't afford to assign every body malfunction we experience to it. MS is capable of intruding on nearly every aspect of our being.
Avatar n tn Dear CCF MD, This is so called heart month, where every morning show and news station has a segment on Heart health, most focusing on the differece between cardiac symptoms among men and women. It seems to me I am hearing more and more tragic stories of women dying suddenly from heart attacks, most of them had sought medical attention weeks, days and even hours before collapsing and from what I have been told the majority of them were given a diagnosis of "stressed out".
Avatar n tn He told me he has been a doctor for almost 25 years and has seen cases where young women come in with these symptoms and have heart attacks and do not have a thing wrong with the heart. Except for the consumption of caffine and aspartame. He also told me that in those cases the heart was extremely clean, no build up. He saw from the test mine was the same way. I don't know what to think. I have not heard anything about this till just recently. Is it possible? I FELL SOOO STUPID!!
214864 tn?1229718839 ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2007) — Older women who experience at least one full-blown panic attack may have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke and an increased risk of death in the next five years, according to a new report. Panic attacks involve the sudden development of fear, anxiety or extreme discomfort accompanied by four or more additional symptoms, according to background information in the article.
Avatar n tn You posted the word "Advertisement" over the next paragraph. What were they advertising?? All I can read is telling us how panic attacks can lead to heart attack and strokes. This is not an advertisement! Somebody probably has got some pill they want to sell, so they are scaring people. Well folks, I suffered from severe panic attacks for 15 yrs straight. My BP shoots way over 200 during a panic attack. I saw a Cardiologist and a Hypertension Specialist.
Avatar n tn You can live for years with symptoms like my Mom did, she was just a little girl when she had rheumatic fever which is what damaged her heart. So you can see she lived with it for years. My Mom was 63. My mom said when you have heart problems like she did you must be strong willed. Strength and determination run a very big part in everyday life and you must have that to be thankful. You need not be scared the technology they have now a days is unbelievable.
Avatar n tn My question is, now I am experiencing some other things that I have read could be the early warning signs of an impending heart attack in women, they are - spasmodic dry cough (comes out of the blue, sometimes 12 x day, others 2 x day), and I am suffering from very interrupted sleep. I am waking up almost every hour on the hour every night for the past week or so. I also suffer from extreme bouts of fatigue (not always in conjuction with lack of sleep).
469720 tn?1388149949 Early Warning Symptom for the #1 Killer of Women Is Under-recognized Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-clogged or narrowed arteries in the legs-is a red flag that the same process may be going on elsewhere because PAD is associated with other life-threatening vascular diseases. Through early detection, interventional radiologists can save women from future stroke, heart attack, and early death.
Avatar n tn I am 31 yrs old women. I feeling chest pain on my left hand side on heart side. This pain is on since last 4 days.ECG,X-ray and blood report was fine. But still I feel pain. Infact when I talk I feel pain sometimes. I will o for stress test also just understand the purpose of this pain if his related to cardio. Are these cardio disorder symptoms?
Avatar n tn Just recently my mother had the full cardiac workup just because of these symptoms. I would talk to your cardiologist about it. A woman’s heart attack symptoms are more likely to be unrelated to the classic crushing chest pain.
Avatar n tn In kidneys for example, the long term outcome doesn't exactly look promising. In carotid arteries they seem to produce more strokes and heart attacks than the usual procedure. So for the time being, I think I would opt for the endarterectomy if I had to give a choice. I know the minimal invasive option always sounds great. I think if you google carotid endarterectomy vs stenting , you will be presented with a lot of information.
Avatar m tn Some symptoms may continue for an hour or more. A panic attack may be mistaken for a heart attack. Panic attacks may include anxiety about being in a situation where an escape may be difficult (such as being in a crowd or traveling in a car or bus). A person with panic disorder often lives in fear of another attack, and may be afraid to be alone or far from medical help.
Avatar n tn Oh my its been a long time since I posted. I have had panic attacks off and on for well over 10 years. Evrey symptom imaginable. My body has been checked from pillar to post. I started taking thyroid meds about 4 months ago and it seemed to really help my palps and waking up with tach in the middle of the night. But this week I have started waking up, can almost sense it in my dream and boom my heart will zoom and will most of the time settle down.
Avatar f tn Wikipedia lists "panic attacks" under possible symptoms of hypothyroidism. I don't have them, but I do know another hypothyroid person who does. She has also had a lot of depression and mood instability. There was that medical study that concluded that T3 supplementation in addition to standard T4 treatment helped improve mood and mental functioning in hypothyroid patients. Later studies tried to repeat the findings and found no improvement. Hmm...
Avatar n tn In order to do this, they required me to stop my HRT for at least two weeks prior to my arrival. I did this. The panic attacks seemed to worsen. While there, I had a Psych evaluation as part of the protocol and they diagnosed a panic disorder. My questions are, has there been any evidence to link panic disorder with a lack of estrogen? and what kind of treatment can I do without taking any meds. I take estrogen and progesterone and would not like to add more medicine to my regimen.
Avatar n tn I am no longer anxious 24/7 but I suffer massive anxiety at work when it gets busy. Recently I read that there research linking panic attacks to heart attacks ,in young women too( due to spasms of coronary arteries, hardening of arteries etc). This is throwing me right back to constant anxiety as I cannot stop obsessing over the possibility of heart attack.
Avatar n tn are the attacks I'm describing like anything one with a heart condition might have? I've heard women sometimes have different symptoms than men when it comes to their heart.
Avatar n tn I read a patient story on the American Heart Association website a couple of years ago, that told of a man that had an ongoing heart attack for a week. He was having symptoms but would not seek medical help until his family made him. He had a coronary artery blockage that was almost totally closed, so when he worked, his heart could not supply enough blood to his heart muscle. Therefore he had symptoms while working that would partially subside when he would rest.
Avatar n tn I was taking Xanax for about a week to get on with my life. I was having attacks of heart racing and chest aching. Dr. put me on 150 mcg of synthroid. After 8 weeks, endocrinologist out dose down to 50 mcg. My thyroid levels are barely off, but the antibodies are out of whack. I have a prescription here for Atenolol, but am leery of starting it. Am starting to have trouble sleeping due to fear of attacks. Any advice or thoughts would really be appreciated. Thanks!
469720 tn?1388149949 Only 13 percent of women think heart disease is a threat to their health. The misleading notion that heart disease is not a real problem for women can be blamed in part on medical research. For a very long time, heart disease studies have focused primarily on men. Changes are under way, but some doctors still fail to recognize the warning signs displayed by female patients.
Avatar n tn Jaw ache was one of my symptoms before my heart attacks and now my arteries are getting worse, the problem is returning. Sometimes when I chew my food for just two minutes it feels like I've been chewing gum for non stop for three days. I would like to ask an important question though and that is "when you felt this symptom, were you at rest or exerting" Usually angina starts in people when they are exerting and the symptoms diminish if you totally relax.
Avatar n tn Also - how long does someone cholosterol have to be high to cause a heart attack? For example - in the documentary, Super Size Me a healthy man with presumably normal cholosterol started eating McDonalds for a month strait. Would that be long enough to cause a heart attack or does it have to be sustained at high levels for a long time? Can pigging out at Thanksgiving could it cause a person harm? Thanks!
Avatar n tn Hi True, It is true that panic attacks, anxiety, and heart attacks have very similar symptoms. While it would be very atypical for a 32 year-old with the risk factor profile you describe, I cannot comment on your safty to fly. You should talk to your primary doctor about your symptoms. Your doctor may want to check an EKG or do nothing depending on your symptoms.
Avatar n tn These days, we often hear so much about the symptoms of heart attacks. As I know them, they are: pale and clammy skin, anxiety/fear/denial, shortness of breath, sweating, indigeston, tightness, overall fatigue, nausea. Usually the line following these descriptions reads "if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, go to the nearest medical facility" My question is: how can you run to the hospital at any of these symptoms, many of them could be something else.