Posted 11/7/2014 1:43 PM (GMT -6)
A few weeks ago I started with the chest pains on my usual walk to work -- usually brisk, wind in the hair etc.
Stops on rest. Doc prescribed nitro spray that when used in a preventive way restores my usual vigor. Usually.
Chest discomfort in the morning sometimes. Spray it off. Spray before my morning exercises (40+ years routine) and another spray before I head off to work, a brisk twenty-minute walk. This usually works.
Now though, since my visit with a cardiologist, I'm taking amlodopine -- which I've read is not recommended for people with unstable angina. Which I'm pretty sure I have. I have chest pain waking up some mornings - nitro wipes it out just fine. But still! My understanding is that stable angina is triggered by exercise and only by exercise and I find it a stretch to think that waking up counts as exercise.
And I understand that amlodipine is contra-indicated for unstable angina.
Anyone here have any input here? I'd greatly appreciate it.