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Board: Heart Disorders 03-02-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Perry2
Re: urgent question about heart Cath

True especially the bolded, but not something I would normally tell someone going into the procedure. They have enough to worry about no matter how encouraging someone on a message board is.
I think...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-02-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Perry2
Re: urgent question about heart Cath

The stress "MIBI" is very reliable. When they said tissue could block it that is just something they say to qualify the result. In all likelyhood you have a blockage. You are about that same age as I...
Board: Heart Disorders 09-23-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 646
Posted By Perry2
L Arginine bad for heart patients

This supplement has been part of my bodybuilding supplement regimen on and off for several years. I have suffered from high cholesterol for 10 years and had to get a cardiac stint last year. Can...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-25-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By Perry2
Re: Heart attack vs anxiety

I believe heart issues will induce pain in the side of the neck, because of blood flow rather than in any neck muscles. The arm pain in is normally described as an ache. I have never heard a twitch...
Board: Anxiety 07-25-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By Perry2
Re: Could this be anxiety... so many unusual symptoms

I am not sure you can do permanent damage that would result in these sorts of symptoms. It sounds like anxiety, and recalling the original scare just brings the attacks on. "Eye floaters" may in...
Board: Angina 04-24-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,309
Posted By Perry2
Re: Is anyone treating long term angina with anything other than angioplasty?

Just got stented. They found over 95% blockage. My 4 months of supplement bombardment and clean eating were apparently not enough;)
I am on Plavix for a year and Cresteril for life. Now taking...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,986
Posted By Perry2
How long did you feel pain after Angio stinting?

And did it resemble any of your pre-op discomforts? I had 95%+ blockage so receied the balloon and stint 5 days ago. A lot of mid chest pain for the first couple of days and then improvement. One...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-21-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By Perry2
On Plavix now. What to replace Prevacid with?

Apparently SSRIs interract badly with the Plavix. What is the best alternative?
Board: Angina 03-12-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,309
Posted By Perry2
Is anyone treating long term angina with anything other than angioplasty?

And how is it going? What are you doing and how long have you been doing it for. I have it and am just waiting to get in to the cardiologist to find out whats next. As I understand it, some times...
Board: Angina 03-12-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,175
Posted By Perry2
Re: Does anyone know why cold weather causes angina?

In answer to my own question, it turns out the cold air causes a sudden temperature drop in the lungs and the blood there, and the cold blood then causes a constriction in the heart, hence the pain,...
Board: Angina 03-05-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,580
Posted By Perry2
Re: myocradial perfusion scan stress and rest test

Any results yet? I have seen my MD already and been told I have a reversible blockage issue apprent in both stress and rest. Waiting now for the cardiologist to review the next treatment step. Have...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-21-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,189
Posted By Perry2
How many are supplementing with SOD? Side effects?

I have been taking super oxide dismutase for plaque. I find it very hard on the GI. Any tips on dosage or what to eat with it to reduce the burning? The burning and inflammation cause an unfortunate...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-11-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By Perry2
Yack how are you dosing your chocolate powder?

The product is supplied in a big bag, supposedly as 100% cocoa. I am assuming an 8g serving should be ample but how does that convert to teaspoons or tablespoons?
Board: Angina 02-11-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,580
Posted By Perry2
Re: myocardial perfusion scan stress and rest test

Sorry i am in Canada not UK but here it is 1 to 2 weeks so a but surprised at your situation. One would assume anything urgent would be prioritized because the tech who ran the test has to review the...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,358
Posted By Perry2
Re: side effects from COQ10, ResV, flush Niacin etc?

I am not on a statin so maybe that is why people like Greg can take a much higher dosage without the annoying side effects.

Thanks for the info jrueda. I take the thinning supplements to avoid...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-09-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,358
Posted By Perry2
Re: side effects from COQ10, ResV, flush Niacin etc?

Thanks for the responses. 100mg of q10 per day. It seems like when I go off it for a while things normal out, and when i go back on, the issues take a few weeks to start up again. I would try a lower...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-09-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,623
Posted By Perry2
Re: What brand of dark chocolate do you take for your heart?

Turns out that was all I could find here Yack. Navitas Raw Organic chocolate powder.
28 gr = 120 calories
2.5 gr fat = 1.5 sat. fat
20 mg sod.
18gr carb
7gr fibre
5gr protein

The...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-09-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,358
Posted By Perry2
side effects from COQ10, ResV, flush Niacin etc?

When I am on these along with Zinc, Carnitine and Potassium for a while, I get the occasional feeling of palpitation, almost like a small GI spasm. These are supplwements to lower cholesterol and to...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-08-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,623
Posted By Perry2
What brand of dark chocolate do you take for your heart?

The stuff without added sugar seems hard to find. Where are you getting yours from?
Board: Angina 01-29-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,175
Posted By Perry2
Does anyone know why cold weather causes angina?

I get it far worse from breathing sub freezing air than from stress or physical activity. It causes immediate pain. Any know the mechanism and why only some of us get it?
Board: High Cholesterol 01-25-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By Perry2
Re: Alternative products to Pom X

So that is 2 thumbs up for Pom X? I will have to search for other suppliers of the actual Pom X product then. Thanks again!
Board: High Cholesterol 01-25-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By Perry2
Re: Cholesterol Lowering Supplements - Am I duplicating?

Okay the last numbers were incorrect. they were from a muck older test where i may have prepped improperly.

The current numbers are:

Tri 4.27
HDL .99
LDL 3.57
Fasting 6.5
And cholesterol...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-25-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By Perry2
Re: Cholesterol Lowering Supplements - Am I duplicating?

Thanks Jen. I was on this for a while too but the 1000mg per day of Vitamin C they recommended wityh it bothered my stomach too much. I guess I could cut the C to 500mg and see if I tolerate better....
Board: High Cholesterol 01-25-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By Perry2
Alternative products to Pom X

with thanks to Yack i have read a lot on Pom Wonderful and the Pom X concentrated tablets from the same supplier. A lot of support for this sort of supplement. They are the big supplier with the...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By Perry2
Re: Cholesterol Lowering Supplements - Am I duplicating?

Thanks Yack. I found the Pom juice and the dark chocolate. Looks like under 10 grams reqd per day so I don't have to worry about the added calories:cool:
Board: High Cholesterol 01-23-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By Perry2
Re: Cholesterol Lowering Supplements - Am I duplicating?

How much cocoa? I found a Swedish study that mentioned 75g but that seems excessive. How about the Fry's cooking cocoa? That would be cheaper and a lower calorie way of supplementing, just by the...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-23-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By Perry2
Re: Cholesterol Lowering Supplements - Am I duplicating?

Thanks for the responses:).

What about Evening Primrose? Would the Krill oil be instead of, or in addition to what I have listed?

Do you seen anything on my list that maybe is of unproven or...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-22-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By Perry2
Re: Cholesterol Lowing Supplements - Am I duplicating?

I found them but not sure if this is the most recent
Total 6.8 converts to 263
Tri 5.18 " " 459
HDL .97 " " 38
LDL 4.6 " " 178

I am a...
Board: Angina 01-22-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,580
Posted By Perry2
Niacin Supplements and Angina

I have Angina which right now appears only in cold weather but I want to stop its progression if I can.

Does anybody take the high flush niacin as a supplement? I have been on 500mg for a little...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-22-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,554
Posted By Perry2
Cholesterol Lowering Supplements - Am I duplicating?

I have high cholesterol and triglycerides and kind of let it go until I started to develop angina. I have started the directed diet/lifestyle changes and also did some reading and am taking...
Board: High Cholesterol 08-08-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 956
Posted By Perry2
Any up to date information on Resveratrol?

I searched the board and the hits I got on this sub forum were all 2 years old.
I am not interested in the red wine thing, which is much publicized, but rather specific Resveratrol supplementing.
...
Board: High Cholesterol 08-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,432
Posted By Perry2
How long for diet change to affect blood levels?

Last physical my LDL and triglycerides were quite high. I don't recall the readings but my MD had said he could refer me to a dietician(although I am not overweight).

I am a 50 year old male....
Board: Digestive Disorders 02-24-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,298
Posted By Perry2
Can you have GERD without burning?

The last couple of weeks started getting right chest pain. Have been on one a day prevacid for years but no antacids. In the last few months I have been eating more fried food and drinking more...
Board: Colds & Flu 11-02-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By Perry2
Re: Loss of Appetite

The flu kills the appetite, but not the need for food. H1N1 is supposed to include nausea and vomiting but not seasonal flu. You should be able to eat, but it won't feel all that comfortable. I just...
Board: Colds & Flu 10-31-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,711
Posted By Perry2
Re: 6 weeks of flu symptoms

This time around the flu is coming up on a week. The first couple of days I could barely get out of bed and was burning up, but now feels more like a hangover with a cough so I guess I am turning the...
Board: Swine Flu (H1N1) 10-29-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,189
Posted By Perry2
Q for those who have diarrhea as a symptom

When did it happen in relation to the onset of other severe symptoms?
I was knocked flat by the usual weakness and soreness on a Monday but no diarrhea until Thursday and no sore throat or vomiting...
Board: Colds & Flu 10-29-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By Perry2
Re: How to treat your flu?

So I took two Tylenol and half an Ativan and slept 8 uninterrupted hours last night. It was wonderful. So I am going to try just a night time flu pill and Cold FX tonight to clear my head up.
Not...
Board: Colds & Flu 10-28-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By Perry2
Re: How to treat your flu?

That makes sense. I might save the meds to try to get a good nights sleep and let the fever run its course during the day.
Board: Colds & Flu 10-28-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 29,580
Posted By Perry2
Re: why do i keep getting colds

Exposure and fatigue. The more you interact with others,shake hands, go to the gym, buy fast foods or Starbucks coffee, the more chances you have for casual germ exchange.
Lack of sleep, performing...
Board: Colds & Flu 10-28-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,711
Posted By Perry2
Re: 6 weeks of flu symptoms

I had a one month flu a few years ago. It wasn't a brutal as the flu I have right now but it simply wouldn't shake. Maybe just a weird strain or maybe you (and me at the time)have some nutritional...
Board: Colds & Flu 10-28-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,017
Posted By Perry2
Re: Cough, now resulting in a toothache?

Your sinuses are tied to your teeth. Jaw and toothaches can happen from sinus infections.

You should see your Dr about the Dentist anxiety. There are pills that will prevent or lessen that....
Board: Colds & Flu 10-28-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By Perry2
How to treat your flu?

I am a healthy 49 year old male that just came down with a nasty flu a couple of days ago. I don't know if it is H1N1 or not but as I am not in the highest risk groups I assume you treat it like the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-22-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,660
Posted By Perry2
Re: Pain after running just behind ball of foot?

Apparently the plantar fascitis is a heel problem only. This is forward of that area. But I have been resting it which seemed to help. Pain free for a couple of days now.
Just one of those things I...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 09-22-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By Perry2
Re: Exercise Program for an older gal

At least 3 times a week I think with a day break in between. If you are sore, you can give an extra day. Some discomfort from new exercise is normal, and as long as it is in the muscles rather than...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 09-16-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,660
Posted By Perry2
Pain after running just behind ball of foot?

I hadn't run in a while and went out the other day and did a mile in proper shoes. I developed a pain some time after. Not on the solebut kind of up and in on the ball. I poked and squeezed it...
Board: Hearing Disorders 09-08-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By Perry2
Re: Anyone had medication induced tinnitis?

Trial and error indicates the rx wasn't the problem. Hydration and salt intake seem to affect it though and tension as well. I will keep experimenting.:)
Board: Hearing Disorders 08-23-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By Perry2
Anyone had medication induced tinnitis?

I am 49 years old and have had the ringing for about 7 months now. On and off and maybe a little worse now than at first. I had thought it was induced by the stress in my life of the last year,...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 07-25-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,301
Posted By Perry2
Re: What other symptoms came with your headache?

None eh? How fortunate:) I had non migrain type headaches. I started getting tinitus about 5 months ago with pressure in my head. It came and went. About a month ago I got my first exercise or sex...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 07-24-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,301
Posted By Perry2
What other symptoms came with your headache?

Did you accumulate these other symptoms or issues over time or was the onset of everything concurrent?
Board: Exercise & Fitness 06-06-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By Perry2
Re: torn hamstring

You probably just didn't warm up enough. 80 year olds run marathons, it really isn't an age thing. It takes a while to regain lost cardiovascular fitness, or to get down to your ideal weight for...
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