Plavix and red wine

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Avatar m tn I also read and was told by my cardiologist that moderate consumption of red wine was good for you. So I started drinking it even though I had not mentally (or physically) recovered from these events. My fear of death was overwhelming. After a while I learned that the alcohol did away with this fear to some degree. So I became a drunk. I have been sober for 2 years now. Be careful with the wine. If you over do it, it is very bad for both of you, due to the damage your heart received.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
1542723 tn?1294451038 It's true that the French do eat much more saturated fats than us Brits, and it's also true as you say that red wine was investigated. I worked in France for two years and their whole lifestyle is so very different and I believe this is the same in most mediterranean countries. In England, when it's lunchtime for example, it's quite the fashion to grab a sandwich or burger and eat it in the office while still working.
Avatar n tn i cant stand for long periods of time without constantly moving around because my feet get real cold and tingly and my toes get real red. and with all that said, the top half of my right leg has had almost no feeling, like its completely numb for 4 days straight now.... ive had these problems for years.. but they were on occasion.. but now its like everyday. oh and another thing... is when im sleeping.. sometimes its real hard to wake up..
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Hello. I'm a 32 year old woman who suffered a heart attack last month. Obviously, I now have several medications that I have to take. Lipitor being one of them (80mg). I'm also aware that Niacin supplements may help with cholesterol as well. I bought a bottle of 100mg Niacin tablets. I took them for a few days then decided that I should research the mixture of the two and came up with conflicting reports.
Avatar n tn White and Red blood counts. So...i did a little research, and have found that when your blood counts are down, (which could be anemia), we do not know yet, havent been to that doctor yet to find out! But anyway....when your blood counts are down, it will cause you to have PVC symptoms, hard time breathing, all that "good stuff"....which my fiance has been having.
Avatar n tn where I have SEVERE pain in the midle of my gut (triggered by pain 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....
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn That is a consequence of the Niaspan, exercise, and perhaps red wine. Don't use the no-flush Niacin from the drugstore. The formula is different and won't do a thing for your HDL.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn Stay away from saturated fats and lots of red meat. Take the omega 3 found in deep ocean cold water fish like Cod, and take the fish oil pills for increasing your HDL and adding an anti-inflammatory effect. Niacin can also raise your HDL and lower your LDL. Niacin combined with statins can be dangerous.
620048 tn?1358021835 And yes, niacin and grape juice do look very promising. That's why daily glasses of red wine are recommended for heart health.
1280592 tn?1271526260 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.
1210142 tn?1266080631 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
129317 tn?1189759421 The surgeon who did the deed on me as you say, told me once and I don't believe it was in jest, that all that drinking of red wine prior to getting sober is probably what kept my blood flowing. While I have not ever seriously thought about drinking again, I have wondered..... Thanks for reading.
Avatar n tn it starts with itching on the back of my hand and on the forearm and then my ears burn and turn bright red. from there it goes to my arms, legs, face and neck. my shoulders and chest also burn and every place looks like a bad sunburn. this lasts for about 30-45 minutes and does not happen every night. it hurts and is a prickly, burning sensation-----very hot. has anyone out there found the cause for this? drs. seem to be at a loss for answers.
Avatar n tn I don't recommend that you become an alcoholic, but if you don't have a problem with alcohol, a glass of a deep red wine in the evening would be good. Also, if you don't have liver problems and have prescription insurance, Niaspan will raise your HDL. It can cause flushing if it's not taken correctly. No matter what the instructions say, I have found that the best way to take cholesterol meds are all at bedtime.
Avatar n tn This went on for about an hour and 15 mins. After a night in the hospital, and an Mri and other scans. I was released. I was told I should have no side effects. But now I have bad head aches on my left temple and I get a stabbing pain on my temple and neck, that last that last just several seconds. Also my speach has been effected slightly. Often I will be talking and a word will pop in a sentence where it doesnt belong, and I forget just what I want to say.
Avatar n tn I think I/we can guess or prognose just as well or better than they can at times particularly if we know something about health and or ourselves and our own health. Never be afraid to speak up because I feel strongly that digestive tract problems are real and translate into other real nasty symptoms like this. Fortunately we can prevent much of this & need to prevent it from happening.
Avatar n tn I am having extremely debilitating anxiety right now. Mild chest discomfort but I focus in on it so much that it becomes unbearable. I am always aware of my heartbeat and like above I focus in to it where it just drives me insane. I am expereincing undescribable levels of discomfort and I just dont understand whats wrong with me. My heart rate throughout the day is 90-100 bpm resting, and it shoots up even when I do simple tasks such as walking.
Avatar n tn I just had a check up and there are no red flags in blood pressure, heart beat, EKG, weight. Waiting back on the blood work. Sounds like a waste of time for MRIs, etc. I guess I will at least start taking vitamins, reduce the coffee and exercise more.
Avatar n tn I've also been urinating a lot of blood since the day they put it in(6 days ago) and this morning the urine turned from a red color to a dark brown color(possibly from yellow urine mixing with blood?) One of the urologists told me it was normal but i feel like there's way to much blood. Ill post again when i find out whats wrong. hopefully the bleeding and pain is not a sign of severe damage to the ureter.