I had a stent to my LAD at age 42. If i had waited and went to my doctor instead of the ER I would not be here because he said he would have done the first 2 tests (EKG & blood test) and sent me home and I would have died of a massive heart attack within 2 weeks. The ER doc did the first 2 that showed nothing and then he said he thought that my problems probably were my other health problems because I didn't have alot of the risk factors but he just didn't feel right about
letting me go until he did a treadmill stress test and that's when the blockage showed up. I only had shortness of breath and left shoulder blade pain. I have asthma and have had issues with pain in that shoulder in the past. I went to the ER because I thought my asthma was beyond my control because my rescue inhaler was not working for the shortness of breath. Well just thought I would let you know my story in the hopes that it helps save a life. Oh I take Plavix ever since the stent was placed in 1/4/05 because my stomach can not handle the aspririn at all. I can't take statins because of my stomach either. I am very careful about
what I eat. Low fat and no transfats or high fructose corn syrup. No white bread, pasta or rice. I also take fish oil, flax, lecithin and coQ10 as well as fiber chews and last year when they thought my asthma problems were my heart and went in to do a cath I was told my arteries and stent is pristine. I was told to keep on doing what I'm doing and losing weight. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back and cysts on ovaries. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems.
Meds, Nexium, pepcid, carafate, Advair 250/50, Pro air inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D.
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent (son) & a daughter who is a certified dog trainer! Also furry children Abby(rat terrier) and Gizmo(chihuahua)
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy.