How long is nitroglycerin good for

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5520965 tn?1506012640 I have been having, for the last 3 weeks or more, daily hours and hours long chest pain. Nitro helps, but it comes back after a time. I've also got an ascending aortic aneurysm last measured at 4.4cm; an aneurysm of the pulmonary artery measuring 4.5cm, and involvement of the aortic root on the aortic aneurysm.
Avatar n tn This also applies if he begins having shortness of breath. Make sure that his BP is well controlled. The good news is that his heart function is still normal and we want to keep it this way. Again, any chest pain, and he is on his way to the ER. He should also have nitroglycerin around to take when chest pain develops. This will most likely be fixed by a catheterization and an intervention to one of the vessels in the heart.
Avatar n tn ive been having similar chest pains for around 6 months now. age 29 male. pains aren't severe but are frequent enough to worry. quick nerve like twitch just left of mid-sternum and similar pain at corresponding spot on back. sometimes pain is closer to left armpit and feels like pressure. a few times have had pain mid right chest and also sometimes a longer lasting pulsing mild ache in lower right quadrant. these pains cant be brought on by touch.
1348086 tn?1370786785 This may be mothers last night. She has had a good life and she is a good Godly woman. I cannot sit in there and watch her die though. I am thankful to have brothers and sisters, one sister that is an RN and is retired from Hospice. Reading the Hospice guide to the last moments of life has helped, but seeing everything unfold is so hard to take. My heart is skipping beats and I am so anxious.
Avatar n tn even if it is not an acidic food. Dairy is not a good thing for most with these issues. For more info please see our Health Pages here on MedHelp....u can access thru the welcome message via a link or click on the HP icon above the recent activities side bar on the right.
1209084 tn?1267371006 The surgeon was unable to place stents or relieve either blockage at that time, and they sent me home with three new prescriptions for Metoprolol, Amlodipine, and Niacin. My question is, how common is it for an angioplasty to simply be impossible to accomplish? And can the medication changes I've received clear these blockages and eliminate the need to have an angioplasty at all (with the prerequisite lifestyle changes, which I have started to do)?
1019316 tn?1262618659 If you w/d from 2 weeks of taking them (even only a slight w/d like blood pressure being high and a little insomnia) then imagine how bad it is for people who have taken Tramadol for months or years! OUCH! Well I am glad to be feeling better. It was more like a slight case of the flu or cold or whatever. Thank u for your posts. And BTW The Tram was not extended release did some research apparently it is just 80 mg reg. and doctors don't prescribe it often.
228686 tn?1211558307 I’ve decided that life, the universe and everything was a terrible idea and I can sympathize with God for taking a long rest on that seventh day; after seeing what he’d created. I’m sure he felt the need to take two aspirin and have a long lie down. I would probably still be puttering about the apartment, obsessing on my latest hobby; I’d just started reading a detailed book on Nazi Germany during WWII.
Avatar f tn We are scheduled at Virgina Mason on 9/25 for an endoscopy ultrasound to look for tumors as the bile duct is 3 time larger than it should be. If no tumor/s, the doctor has suggested to go in again to remove the stent (bile duct?) and put another in (pancreatic duct?) I think. Please give us any suggestions you might have. We don't feel much security in living every day with no answers and pain 24/7. Thanks so much.
Avatar f tn I am now scheduled to see a surgeon for a complete rectal exam prior to going in for surgery. My question is how does one keep the area of the wound (fissure) clean so that it is not so painful, or is taking a drug the only other means of handling this other than surgery. Is there any holistic way of treating this problem?
Avatar n tn I would have to ask how they intend to feed the heart muscle using bypasses when most areas are seriously blocked off. The distal LAD is one common area for a feed, but this is heavily diseased. The report does say how the complete blockage in the MID right coronary artery has bridged with collaterals (natural bypass vessels). I would also have to guess this is happening to many other blockages or he would be very seriously ill due to the left side of the heart being so short of oxygen.
Avatar n tn It is unclear to me how much your husband is aware of. But that, I'm sure, is another story. I'll be watching for your news.
Avatar n tn Listening to people like you is what kept me trapped in anxiety for so long. How dare you tell someone as a HCP that drugs are probably the only solution. You might not get a cookie for trying to cure your anxiety without meds, but you sure can have a happier life. ONE MORE TIME!! IF YOU HAVE ANXIETY IT IS FOR A REASON. IT IS NOT A DISEASE IT IS A LEARNED BEHAVIOUR. THE MORE YOU LET IT CONTROL YOUR LIFE THE MORE YOU WILL BE ANXIOUS.
Avatar m tn Vyvanse for fatigue, Amlodopine for BP. Low T (190). Good EKG, though diagnosed with supra ventricular tachycardia. Sleep studies show moderate obstructive sleep apnea, but doctors don't believe its the issue. CPAP further fragmented sleep, even after changing masks, pressure settings, over months. Not using CPAP now, per Dr. Right kidney function: 12%. Drs. say this isn't causing problems. Putting on shoes - Herculean task. Sitting upright for long periods - impossible.
Avatar n tn I feel for you also. I know how frustrating this is for you. I don't think I could take a local for the seton placement. knock me out too! Thank you for your concern. It is good to talk to people about this and know they understand what you are going through. Do you have any idea how you got yours? you would think they would go in and close this shut so nothing could get in there. But, I know the end result, fistulectomy. And I want to avoid that if at all possible. Good Luck Kimbcat.
Avatar n tn thought i had an ulcer, but have been on antacids and strict diets for too long for it to be something of that sort.
Avatar m tn Before I was finally diagnosed with 2 90% blockages and 1 70% blockage;I had been told by almost an entire group of cardiologists that I was "fine". My gerd was causing my problems along with a hiatal hernia.My wife and mother thought me to be a "nut" case when I kept going to the ER.They convinced me to seek psycological care;after all it was just "nerves".........I too kept waking in the night unable to breathe.
572651 tn?1333939396 If you read anything about me you know I had a Heart Attack in January and been trying to figure out why for the past six months. I have an official diagnosis of microvascular angina (of which prinzmetal angina fits into the larger category). I just now found the article that ties this rare phenomena together. Tomorrow I have the three spinal MRIs in the afternoon and I am willing to bet that there will be a lesion on my spine to complete this puzzle.
Avatar f tn The plain truth is it that Milk Thistle does NOT cure hepatitis c! It is good for the liver, but NOT when you are on treatment, as it interacts with medications. To add to this, the SAME with grapefruit!
Avatar n tn You should talk to your doctor as you may be a good candidate for a nitroglycerin patch to dilate the coronary vessles. How are you currently managing your COPD and are you on home oxygen?
182884 tn?1259316506 00 because it is for me personally.) He couldn't explain what caused my MI symptoms. I am not a dr. but I do know my own body and at the age of 55, I know what I dont have. I would be the first to admit if it was a panic attack or stress, or I suffered from indigestion problems.
424549 tn?1308519102 A while ago I experienced something as a trainee that happens pretty seldom in a paramedic's career (so I was told at least): A cardiac arrest while we were present. It does more often happen before you're there. We were there, initially it was chestpain that had made the woman call the emergency number. With nitroglycerin and other assessments we got the EKG sent back to the hospital and thanks to a rapid response from the emergency physician, he did also get there before transport.
Avatar n tn paolo, Thanks for the post. 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.
572651 tn?1333939396 The only thing I am on in that category is the 81mg aspirin x1 for my heart. I am on no blood pressure meds but do take imdur, which is a long lasting nitroglycerin and ranexa (for microvascular disease). Just wondering if aspirin or advil or tylenol or whatever is the preferred one. Thanks.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the info anonalon. I'm going to research it a little and take it to my cardiologist. I had my 6th heart cath in the last 6 months two days ago and had another stent (my 5th) put in to relieve a 95% blockage. I'm feeling better, but not looking forward to having a heart cath every 6 weeks for the rest of my life. So comments like yours are quite helpful. I'm only 39, so hope it (or something else) will work for me.
712042 tn?1254572809 I am thrilled that this thing has finally got a name and that I am on the best treatment for me. Altho' the prognosis is fairly good with aggressive nitro I realize that this may be as good as it gets....... this is very debilitating. Because these microvascular vessels do not dilate when they should (from exertion-any type) I must keep continued excellent control of lipids as any blockages of these vessels would not be good. Plus I am quite dependent on nitro patches 24/7.
572651 tn?1333939396 I wrote here about my EMG visit with the Voodoo doctor and his pins. The good news is my bone density is above excellent – the results show that osteoporosis is the least of my worries. The bad news is my brain MRI shows “moderate white matter disease in keeping with a demyelinating process such as MS” to quote the radiologist. I have active brain lesions that indicate that multiple sclerosis is in my body and flaring right now.
Avatar m tn I hope this message isn't too long, but I wanted to be able to give a good idea about what is going on with me, and I hope to hear from someone soon.
1348086 tn?1370786785 Hi, How is your mother? Was she able to have her dialysis done? If her kidneys are not working well, it is important to have the dialysis to replace the work the kidneys used to do. What to expect may depend on a variety of factors to consider such as your mother's medical history, age, physical examination, results of her diagnostic tests, how she responds to her treatment. and her over-all health. It is best that you discuss this with her attending physicians for proper evaluation.
Avatar n tn Is it possible that the nitroglycerin is responsible for improving the Reynauld's phenomenon or is that likely to be just a coincidence? 3. Since the chest pain has been reduced so much with the nitro, and the only side effect has been a lowering of my blood pressure that has not bothered me, why not just keep using the medicine and forego further tests unless more symptoms occur? 4. How does elevated homocysteine levels fit into the risk assessment?