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Old 09-06-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hi, I had been having chest pains for a long time. I would go to the ER... tell the family Physician...... it was beginning to be a nightmare and I had begun to become quiet and refuse to talk about it. One time I went to a MEC for help with a tongue problem and he sent me to the hospital because my heart rate was 140 beats per minute and I all but refused to go because I knew what would happen. Stress test and YOUR fine go home. But come Aug....and things turned down pretty fast and I one more time went to the ER not well and swelled legs and just chest pain searching for help. MY physioelectrocardiolgist ordered a new stress test that I had not had, they found my LAD 70 % blocked and needing a stent and possibly two. I spent 20 days in the hospital off and on in Aug, with bleeding from the blood thinners and having to have my nose fixed for that going from my groin to my nose .... and other side effects from the whole ordeal. To the point ....... don't give up no one knows your body more than you do. I about did and it could have been one of those "oh poor girl....there really was something wrong with her ! fancy that !" I still have chest pains and feel like I can't breathe I don't know what in the world that is, feels like I need oxygen. They do listen to me more now, but I fear rattling their cage a bit yet for all the time I spent trying to get help at first, but I am getting better at it. I was lucky !

 
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Hi

Sorry to hear of your ordeal.

Blocked arteries can be cleared by diet alone under MOST circumstances. They get blocked because of our diets and can be unblocked in the same way.

If you are interested; find the right advice from a Naturopath who will tell you what to eat... The regime will be sever at first but you will feel like a new person and regain your vitality FOR LIFE> No more pains and lots more energy.
You will also considerable lessen your chances of getting EVERY other disease if you can make the change.

There are some books out there written by enlightened cardiologists who use this method for 95% of their patients because of the problems with by passes, stents etc

Don't dismiss the idea before you have done the research like I have.

Good luck.

 
Old 09-08-2011, 02:53 PM   #3
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Humm...mostly that is a fairy tale.....while a good diet can HELP things, unblocking a blocked artery is not something diet can or will do....Be careful what you read on the internet

 
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Humm...mostly that is a fairy tale.....while a good diet can HELP things, unblocking a blocked artery is not something diet can or will do....Be careful what you read on the internet
Thanks for your reply

Its a strict sever regime but works.

If you dont believe it go to a Naturapath and follow their instructions EXACTLY.

All these diseases (95%) are caused by diet / ifestyle and can be undone by teh same.


Research surgeons who have used this method in the US..

Really I apologise I dont wish to argue. The programme is not for everyone because it means a radical change, not everyone will or wants to undertake it.

Good luck

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savvygal, I applaud you for stepping up and making sure that you were being taken care of properly. Sadly, it seems that women are still getting brushed off too many times. We don't have the same symptoms that men get, and anxiety is always the first line of diagnosis. I'm so glad you got treated. A Widow Maker Block is very deadly so again, good for you.
Now, remember, that just because you had a stent put in does not mean you do not need to be making lifestyle changes. You can always have problems with the stent, or it gets faulty, and you need to be eating better, more exercises, etc. Watch your cholesterol.
As for the other two comments, while not wanting to start anything, I DO know at least two right of the top of my head who were able to reverse their blockages with severe diet and lifestyle regime. My own Dr. has said that they try to do that first, IF it's not too blocked. But these two gentleman were in the 80% so that should have had them running to surgery, but they both came out fine and are very healthy now, but will always have to stick to their regimine. It's a personal decision on what your willing to risk with your body.

 
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Please go to a cardio-vascular doctor. Emergency room is not always the place to get a diagnosis, they will probably say it is all in your heard, or just anxiety attack. Get with a specialist pronto. You will be treated better and quack diets do not work when it is not good for you.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:32 AM   #7
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yes Im aware of that ....but each time they called in a specialist and each time a different kind of stress test was given. Not sure what test was given the last time but in blaring lights it showed that I had a huge problem. I think it was the thallium whatever the test it was the living saving one on the computer. It showed up in blues and yellows, greens and reds that something was not right with my heart. I might ask my cardiologist this Friday what that test was.

 
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You are doing right by going to the cardiologist. In the emergency room, they can only do so much and there are interns learning their style. They will runs all kinds of tests. But cardio is the best person, not so many things done and please ask questions. They love it when you are in control if your health and they respect the knowledge you gain from asking questions. Good luck friday. On the one test, it must have been echo they did, it shows a lot when they move the wand around. I have that done once a year for my st judes aortic valve, they have to give me a med to get it to show, I am overweight as well. But again, good luck and be sure to ask questions on things you do not understand.
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Savvygal, it sounds as if you had a nuclear (or thallium) stress test. If it showed problems, has anyone explained what the problems are? I've had four of these tests, and they are pretty sensitive.

You deserve consultation with a cardiologist regarding the results, and what follow-up steps are indicated by the result.

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Savvygal, it sounds as if you had a nuclear (or thallium) stress test. If it showed problems, has anyone explained what the problems are? I've had four of these tests, and they are pretty sensitive.

You deserve consultation with a cardiologist regarding the results, and what follow-up steps are indicated by the result.

 
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Well I am sure they found the problem main problem as my LAD was 80%Blocked and they put a stint in, but they were debating 2..... that was Aug 3rd and I feel worse now than before. I am weak...have chest pain and breathless ! Im almost afraid to go to the doctor , for fear I will hear there is nothing wrong...then what do i do? Nothing worse than feeling so bad and hearing those words ! I just want them to make me feel strong and better after what I went through. I also had 2 hemorages from my nose and had to have the procedure where they go up the groin and fix the nose so it won't hemorage from the pavlix . I spent 20 days in the hospital , 2 in Icu and Pain I can't describe....... and I feel worse? I fear going for help now..... I know I surely must be better ....I just want to feel WELL !

 
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It is better to go and find out if it nothing or something. Make it your appointment and ask questions. You will never know what is wrong or alright without asking questions. Do not do what some people end up doing, self-diagnosing and make a major mistake without real medical information. Please get this checked and make sure that it is alright. It is better to go and get a peace of mind knowing and it is not a waste of time to make sure.
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It is better to go and find out if it nothing or something. Make it your appointment and ask questions. You will never know what is wrong or alright without asking questions. Do not do what some people end up doing, self-diagnosing and make a major mistake without real medical information. Please get this checked and make sure that it is alright. It is better to go and get a peace of mind knowing and it is not a waste of time to make sure.

 
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you are right Rosier and I am following that lead. If nothing is found I have to accept that and keep on keeping on....if something is found then they can get at it ! I thank you for your answers and know you are very Right !

 
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