heart issues

Posted by denise81 @denise81, Jun 23 10:02pm

i was put on placid and 81 mg aspirin after two recent stints. everything i read about plavix is a nightmare. i have only been in 3 days have hoarseness and had severe chest pain this morning. i have also read there have been many lawsuits and that it can actually cause heart attacks . i have been doing alternative meds for years. can i take fish oil and krill oil instead. i did not have a stroke or heart attack . two 90% blocked arteries

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@denise81 Hi Denise welcome to connect I had a triple by pass ,grafts from my leg to repair arteries.I take fish oil and 81 mg aspirin Dr gave me .I do alot of herbs , homeopathic meds Just a blood pressure med my by pass is 23 yrs old I never coddled myself .Returning to nursing full-time and my life

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so i read that it’s not good to take fish oil and aspirin. i am also on blood pressure meds. i just can’t stand the thought of taking plavix. i also refused to take their statin drugs. i have been taking lemongrass for at least five years and they say my cholesterol is perfect so why would they insist that i take a statin. it makes no sense. would it hurt me to stop the plavix after 4 days of taking it. also they say i need an aortic valve replacement. anyway to discolor that calcium with natural means

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@denise81 Good morning Denise My triple bypass is 23 yrs old I take herbs and homeopathic meds but when it comes to the heart Listen to your Dr. I have a very high cholesterol my liver makes to much so I take rosovastatin but lhave been on fish oil for a long time plus COQ10 But if you need any heart surgery Please listen to your Cardiologist.

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thank you so much for your kindness. i have a lot of questions . i have to find out what supplements i can take and which ones i cannot. i have been taking lemongrass oil for years and i believe it has lowered my cholesterol by the numbers they said my cholesterol was great. i take a lot of supplements i just need to find out which ones are ok so i do not harm myself. they also say i need an aortic valve replacement. it’s scary stuff . i am asking God for wisdom.

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@denise81 I do supplements for alot of problems .In the 70,s I read Dr Mandel ,s book on herbal medicine now a women her name is Phyllis A Balch this is her 5th edition I have .She explains the herbs the interactions with some meds Coumadin is one there's a lot of herbs you can't take but the pro,s @con,s I would suggest getting her book ,Google it It's called Prescription for Nutritional Healing .Of course you should take Dr,s RX for heart so listen to your Dr on your surgery .Best to you

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Denise,

"doing" supplements may not help your condition – many want to believe various products that are unprescribed by medical professionals will be helpful. Much of this is the result of marketing by supplement companies, youtube and book writing doctors, and from online support groups.

Please get a second opinion from another cardiologist, have full testing completed – and determine what you do.

The basics are always the same – don't be overweight, exercise, eat a proper diet – and, listen to your cardiologist and gp.

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@lioness

@denise81 Good morning Denise My triple bypass is 23 yrs old I take herbs and homeopathic meds but when it comes to the heart Listen to your Dr. I have a very high cholesterol my liver makes to much so I take rosovastatin but lhave been on fish oil for a long time plus COQ10 But if you need any heart surgery Please listen to your Cardiologist.

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lioness❤️❤️❤️, luv this. thank you for your kindness and your reply. so if you knew me it is my tendency to go as far away from medical doctors but i felt like i needed to take your wisdom very seriously. i got 2 stents because of 90% blockage. but before that even happened i was told i needed an aortic valve replacement. the crazy thing is they decided to hold off from the valve surgery after telling me i needed it right away. i thinking this is crazy. why would they do that so i talked them into doing a heart cath my idea mind you and that is when they found the blockage. i was not going to take the statin but i feel i must for at least a period of time. i am praying i won’t have to take it forever. i am 69. the really crazy part is i have high blood pressure i did great on my treadmill test. it just doesn’t make much sense to me. i have to thank the good Lord for protecting me from a heart attack or stroke. i have been taking healthy supplement hiking biking and walking for many years. it’s crazy. i have however had a heart murmur since childhood.

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@mayoconnectuser1

Denise,

"doing" supplements may not help your condition – many want to believe various products that are unprescribed by medical professionals will be helpful. Much of this is the result of marketing by supplement companies, youtube and book writing doctors, and from online support groups.

Please get a second opinion from another cardiologist, have full testing completed – and determine what you do.

The basics are always the same – don't be overweight, exercise, eat a proper diet – and, listen to your cardiologist and gp.

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Plus (of course) do not smoke – and if you do, quit.

Niacin is a helpful supplement to manage blood lipids – as long as it doesn't lead to excessive flushing. Do not think there is much if any controversy about this supplement.

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@denise81

lioness❤️❤️❤️, luv this. thank you for your kindness and your reply. so if you knew me it is my tendency to go as far away from medical doctors but i felt like i needed to take your wisdom very seriously. i got 2 stents because of 90% blockage. but before that even happened i was told i needed an aortic valve replacement. the crazy thing is they decided to hold off from the valve surgery after telling me i needed it right away. i thinking this is crazy. why would they do that so i talked them into doing a heart cath my idea mind you and that is when they found the blockage. i was not going to take the statin but i feel i must for at least a period of time. i am praying i won’t have to take it forever. i am 69. the really crazy part is i have high blood pressure i did great on my treadmill test. it just doesn’t make much sense to me. i have to thank the good Lord for protecting me from a heart attack or stroke. i have been taking healthy supplement hiking biking and walking for many years. it’s crazy. i have however had a heart murmur since childhood.

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If statins improve you life and assist you in living longer, why would you not want to take them?

Listen to your trained, professional cardiologist instead of folks with opinions on supplements.

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@realitytest

Plus (of course) do not smoke – and if you do, quit.

Niacin is a helpful supplement to manage blood lipids – as long as it doesn't lead to excessive flushing. Do not think there is much if any controversy about this supplement.

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@realitytest You mention niacin there is a no flush niacin if the flush bothers you

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@denise81

lioness❤️❤️❤️, luv this. thank you for your kindness and your reply. so if you knew me it is my tendency to go as far away from medical doctors but i felt like i needed to take your wisdom very seriously. i got 2 stents because of 90% blockage. but before that even happened i was told i needed an aortic valve replacement. the crazy thing is they decided to hold off from the valve surgery after telling me i needed it right away. i thinking this is crazy. why would they do that so i talked them into doing a heart cath my idea mind you and that is when they found the blockage. i was not going to take the statin but i feel i must for at least a period of time. i am praying i won’t have to take it forever. i am 69. the really crazy part is i have high blood pressure i did great on my treadmill test. it just doesn’t make much sense to me. i have to thank the good Lord for protecting me from a heart attack or stroke. i have been taking healthy supplement hiking biking and walking for many years. it’s crazy. i have however had a heart murmur since childhood.

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@denise81 You sound like a person that knows how to help naturally Love it. I am a retired Nurse and saw so many people with side effects from meds I started studying herbal meds .You need to do research from ethical sources.

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@lioness

@realitytest You mention niacin there is a no flush niacin if the flush bothers you

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So, you're going to continue to focus on "supplements?"

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