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

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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@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

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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No-flush niacin acts as a blood thinner. So anyone taking it needs to keep that in mind and notify doctors in case it interferes with other meds or objectives.

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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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Be careful with niacin. It may be beneficial but in excess can cause liver issues. Generally speaking, I have read that 500 to 1000 mg is safe.

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@mayoconnectuser1

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

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I took a number of antioxident supplements, niacin is only one.

But my lipids are currently normal.

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