well what if.. someone with NORMAL BGL takes a statin because they had an lad stent ( me ) and my bgl start to rise to an unhealthy level...if they stop the statin does the bgl go back to normal ? So far after 10 yrs my fasting bgl is still in the 80'sView Thread
Ok I take Simvistatin and my glucose levels have always been fine, 80's fasting, now they are saying if you take statins you can develope diabeties ?? I have an LAD stent so they want my chlost levels low. My HDL is 102, LDL 70 So...am I going to get diabeties nowView Thread
Please tell me this is a joke...IF your husband is getting center chest pains are yo really going to come on the internet for a diagnosis ??? He needs at the least a full work up with blood work and EKG and an ech stress test, I really dont understand why anyone would come here with chest pain symptoms and look for an answer... So if we say " yes its stress" and he has a heart attack.....order a stress test ASAPView Thread
well i cant help thinking its easy insurance money...he did say the echo is not as reliable post stent ?? I feel withthe amt and type of exercise I do everyday thats a good stress test, doc ?View Thread
Doc, well IF I was to need another I do NOT like the nuclear ones, I have no symptoms I am over 1 yr after LAD 4mm stent. I run 4 miles everyday or bike about 20 miles on the days I do not run. I also do HI Intensity interval 3 days a week. I have zero symptoms or pains. I m still on Plavix. My BP is 107/60 resting heart rate 47 My cardio said he will probably have me do another stress test this year. I know these are nice money makers and I dont mind the echo stress tests but do NOT want the tracer from the nuclear. So...is the echo as reliable as the nuclear post stent ? Can I tell the Dr I would rather not have one unless im having problems ?View Thread
Ok I have posted here before, 52 yrs old male,LAD 4mm des 10/8/10 all good since, run or bike everyday, eat good HDL=102,LDL=70, Try's=49 weight is 147 5'9" Had a follow up echo stress test in April and a nuclear a year ago. Now will I have to have a stress test every year ?? I know there is good money to be made doing these tests but if its not nessasary if I have no symptoms then ??? Also which stress test is better ?? I dont mind the echo but do NOT want to keep getting the tracer put inot me no matter how safe they CLAIM it is.... WHats the REAL scoopView Thread
my buddy had 2 stents 2 yrs ago, chest pain yesterday while walking, back in for a cath and they think a stent is plugging. I had mine a year ago and no trouble so far....Now he doesnt eat right and never exercises but man 2 yrs and back in ?? My brother had 3 stents then triple bypass now chest pains again and they think something is plugging up with him so they put him back on plavix and upped the bp meds, same thing he doesnt exersise or eat right. Now I exercise EVERYDAY, run 3-4 miles a day or bike 20-30 a day, also weights and floor exersises and I eat very good. I also dropped 47 pounds and have kept it off and my blood work is great ! But...when I hear stuff like this I wonder how long before it me....sure hope im doing the right thing and will increase my chances of not having any more issues...View Thread
ok..what IF my heart problem was caused because I USED to smoke...BUT I stopped 15 yrs ago and now have a good excersise program and good diet and take a statin...am I to believe I may never have another problem ?? Thanks docView Thread
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