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Stents and Angina

Hi all, this is my first post , after having angina for 2 years i had 6 stents in my RCA six weeks ago, ended up back in hospital a week later with bad chest pain,was told musculoskeletal chest pain and was sent home with painkillers which helped to control the pain. Just started rehab but getting bad angina feel worse than before PCI . Been told will take a long time to get better but i am constantly getting chest pains most days is this normal? , i don't know of anyone else having had as many stents in one go.

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Hello and welcome! If you feel it is angina have you tried to see if GTN spray relives the symptoms. Maybe suggest this to the rehab nurse.

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Hi Michael, yes i use my GTN spray which does relieve the pain, in fact started to use GTN spray more now than ever. Got to see my consultant next month maybe need some more meds.

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Before my quadruple bypass I was on an anti-anginal (isosorbide mononitrate) to prevent angina attacks rather than treat them. They became increasingly ineffective in the months before surgery. If things are still bad next month further investigation, and possibly treatment, may be needed.

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Was on them i couldn't tolarate them, on ranzoline at moment 750mg , consultant took me of nicorandil as they cause other problems.

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I could reduce nitrate dosage from 160mg to 80mg by doing an excercise m.facebook.com/story.php?st...

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Hi Brad, I have 6 stents 3 initially from my sca and another 3- 6 months later and glad to say my angina has gone, I did feel uncomfortable after the second op but around 2 weeks it stopped so maybe you need to give it time and definitely no lifting etc whilst they are bedding in with plenty of rest, wish you well, we are not alone 6 stent Ken :-)

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Hi Ken,

glad i'm not alone, more time and rest then.

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Get some full spectrum cbd oil, do your research and make sure its the nuts. I had the angiography in the groin four weeks ago and 2 stents, the pain from the angiogram was terrible but after taking the 1500mlg cbd oil I have no pain, also had kidney pain and a trapped nerve in my neck, again no pain. Trust me it works.

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will give it a try thanks.

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Hey Brad, I had a heart attack in June and two stents fitted, one right one left.

I still get chest pains everyday. Sometimes left, sometimes right and in the centre to.

I paid to see a cardiologist and he told me it was not my heart and it takes time for the stents to settle. If I had another heart attack ‘it would be like an old friend returning’

I have always been fit and have returned to riding my bike and going to the gym and still get pains but they stay the same even when I am climbing hills.

I am scared everyday but this forum helps and talking to friends and family has helped me. It’s amazing the amount of people you find with our condition.

Stay strong mate and if you are worried, go to the doctor or A+E. They would rather you got checked out.

It does get easier.

Regards

Neil

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Thanks Neil , see my cardiologist next month and expect the same reply as you that it takes time for the stents to settle.

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Neil/Brad,

I guess it’s not easy to accept these conditions, takes time and I agree every little niggle, you think, what now?

While its always best to get yourself checked out, it also helps not to let these conditions bother you, i know its not easy but if you have time read my story and see how I overcame the conditions.

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I appreciate it won’t solve chest pains etc but it might help you to feel little better and to reassure that we could still enjoy whatever we love most. Happy to answer any question you may have.

Keep smiling

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Hi mandm,

read your story and thanks, has made me feel better.

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Very pleased to hear that Brad, keep your chip up.

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Hi Brad3256,

I had 6 stents in one go in june, So I know how you feel, I have a total of 10 stents now and it makes me feel very vulnerable. I still do get some chest pain, but not any arm pain that I had before the stents, I just try to be positive and think that I would have been dead with my heart condition 30 years ago. I do have some really down days, but I think that is par for the course. Take care and try to be positive.

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Hi Quintilis,

thanks, glad to know i am not on my own, I seem to have one good one bad day, never seem to know if it will be a pain free day. I feel more positive now after to reading these reply's, just the tonic i needed.

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