Re: 21 yr old ex-cocaine addict, heart attack
Originally Posted by FLsWomen
I went to the cardiologist once and they wanted to do a stress test and some other tests but I never went back. Is this a serious problem or not very serious in your opinions?
It's extremely difficult for your fellow heart patients, here at Healthboards, to diagnose the overall health of your heart, especially when taking into consideration that medical professionals require additional testing in order for them to make a better diagnosis.
I'm sure that the obvious question is, how much damage was done to your metabolism, heart and health by the cocaine?
If it were me, I would do as much research as I could into the harmful effects of cocaine; and would want to get as much "professional" diagnosis and help as I could
I congratulate you for the difficult accomplishment of kicking cocaine and for working hard at creating a better life for yourself. I hope that your current health/heart problems are temporary in nature, and start to improve as you lead a healthier lifestyle.
Best regards for your future and your health. Take care......
CHF,AFib,HBP,Diabetes,Asthma since 1987
⇒ Avg BP 2008-2017: 119/69 readings: 7,514
⇒ Avoid unhealthy chemicals,odors,irritants
⇒ 1500 cal diet and exercise
⇒ 6.25 coreg; .125 digoxin
Last edited by Machaon; 01-28-2010 at 10:00 AM.