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Screamingelk
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Hi, I recently had a heart attack. I had 100% block of a main artery and 40% block of another artery branching off the main artery. They put in 3 stents and left the 40% block. I am on a bunch of meds. I discovered this site by accident and have been reading some stuff. I am on Lipitor 40 mg, perindopril 2 mg, bisoprolol 5 mg, brillinta 90mg and asa tab of 81 mg. I am so scared of the statin use and the other meds. I don’t know enough about lipid tests. I am trying to change my diet. Decided no red meat, minimal sugar, More veggies & fruit, cut the coffee, just drink water. Right now struggling with restless leg syndrome, not getting enough sleep. I have a history of heart attacks in my family genes. Any support or help anyone can give me would be very much appreciated. Thx

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Teresat472

Hi and welcome. Have a good read of the posts on this site. You won't go far wrong by maintaining a healthy diet of real foods, avoid processed. A balanced diet is everthing in moderation, though refined sugars and saturated fats are also to me avoided. My doctor suggested having red meat just once a week. I have cut down on meat intake, but I will not be giving meat up. I hope you are watching your portion sizes. Make sure to get plenty of sleep, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 are just some of the nutrients vital for good health. You might want to take further advice on diet from your GP or a dietician. Make sure to do plenty of excercise, but do not overdo that. I am no expert, but these things I have learnt since reasearching for information to improve my health.

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Screamingelk

Thx for your reply. I have started to eat better. Haven’t had red meat in awhile. I am not sure if I can take a multivitamin/ mineral supplement or if even I should. I am concerned they will interact with the meds. What do you think? Or should I just take the vitamins you mentioned and how much? I am walking but not very far,scared to push my heart. I have lost weight with my improved diet and seem to feel better. I appreciate your response.

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Teresat472

Hi again, the best thing to do is to check with your GP regarding multivitamins etc. The GP will advise what is suited to you and the best way to take it.

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sandybrown

You need to take all medication by the consultant. If there are side effects, you need to review your medication.

If you are on a balance diet and it you can go for regular exercise.

If I am ask what did the consultant do for 100% blocked artery?

There are many people enjoying life after stent with regular medication, take care and enjoy one life. If all other health conditions are with in limit, just relax.

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Screamingelk

Hi Sandy, thx for replying. I had 3 stents put in for the 100% blocked artery. I am taking the meds. Are there lots of people on this site that have come off meds (specifically a statin)? I am 59 years old and don’t know if that makes a difference. Going to see the GP today. Talking to him about restless leg syndrome and maybe getting my cholesterol checked. Also asking him for a past result of a cholesterol check before taking a statin. Thx again for responding and have an awesome day!

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I had numerous heart attacks 11 years ago & had emergency by pass surgery as my coronary arteries were 99% blocked. Meds were making me really ill so weaned myself off everything, statins, ramipril & many others over the years. Now only take aspirin & small amount of bisoprolol.

I do take magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin K2, ubiquinol & turmeric and haven't felt so well for a long time. Also went gluten free which really helped with inflammation. Also bought a blood sugar monitor and got my levels down which also helped.

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Hi Dyksee, I have high blood pressure. I was taking telmisartan for years. Never lost weight or ate properly. I presume you had it too. Has your blood pressure stabilized after no meds? Did you have a rebound effect? That is great to hear you are doing well with limited meds. I am just starting this journey and learning as I go. Thanks for your reply, very much appreciated. Have an awesome day!!

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Thanks, you too.

I did have sky high blood pressure before surgery yes.

Forgot to mention I also bought a blood pressure monitor and as long as I behaved myself my blood pressure has been fine. I need a small amount of bisoprolol from time to time. No rebound because I spent months tapering off my meds one by one over a couple of years, regularly checking my BP.

My getting control of blood sugar was by far the best improvement I noticed in my health, lowered mainly by going gluten free and low carb high fat.

Have a good day yourself :)

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SD Code Free. I really couldn't verify the accuracy.

I have tested family members/friends whose blood glucose was nearly 30 as was mine. They were diagnosed by their GP so it's accurate at those high levels. I decided to tackle mine with regular testing, fasting & low carb high fat diet.

Very easy to use imho.

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I take the same supplements plus high dose Vitamin C , I’m feeling good too. 🙂

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Qunol Ultra CoQ10 100mg which is as strong as 300mg regular ubiquinol.

NutriZing K2 600mcg.

Boots magnesium 375mg.

I have serious problems with calcium, can only tolerate tiny amounts without spending hours on the loo.

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About 3 months. Don't notice any difference from previous K2, can't remember which I was taking but all from Amazon. These just popped up as a bit cheaper :)

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I try not to buy too much from there.

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I'd just like to add that the reason I had no coronary arteries left In my 30s was due to 5 months of radical inpatient chemotherapy for stage 4 cancer and 2 years of high dose prednisolone for full blown dermatomyositis. The prednisolone also left me diagnosed as needing 2 hip replacements at 32 years old.

I never needed to take any supplements and felt really well for many years after chemo & steroids, except for the hip pains obviously.

Then I developed angina a few years later and was prescribed statins which from the outset made me unwell. I was told in no uncertain terms I'd die without them so persevered. They didn't stop me having numerous heart attacks and I now know they were causing the dermatomyositis like symptoms I repeatedly consulted my GP about but was completely ignored! I still can't walk because my leg muscles & nerves are shot 10+ years off statins!

I'd personally take chemotherapy and high doses of steroids over statins any day.

I wanted to clarify my position just in case anyone wants to question my experience of drugs and their adverse reactions!

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Thanks!

Things are really pretty good now ta after taking the steps I mentioned in my earlier post, vitamins, ubiquinol, lchf, blood sugar monitoring etc.

I don't feel like absolute Shi*e any more.

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sandybrown

You bee to check your blood glucose or HbA1c which is over 90 day check of blood glucose. Statin can be taken as primary to prevent heart problems or as secondary for after any heart procedures. In your case you need to find with the help of you GP the station works.

Take care and relax.

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arty_sax

Take all your meds, relax, start walking everywhere... I got a dog after my heart attack... I also get restless leg... Do stretches everyday after walking. 8km (5 miles) a day works for me. 3 years now for me... But I remember how scared and bewildered I was in the beginning!! Take care and we should all get another 15 years... Better off than those poor souls with cancer...

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Bazza1234

Sorry - I dont really know how to say this except to ask a question -- You have had a 100% blockage - and you are scared of the prescribed statins?????????

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Screamingelk

Yes that is correct. The statins have ugly side effects. I understand what you are referring to. I have on desire to start other complications using statins.

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No I have not yet. I have just started taking them. Presently taking 40mg Lipitor. It’s my understanding there are none that are good for you.

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Bazza1234

The ones I take are "good for me". They have reduced my cholesterol levels from extremely high 10.5mmol/l to what my cardiologist recommends - the ratios are all good too, higher HDL , lower LDL , lower Triglycerides. This, combined with my real food diet and regular daily exercise ( with elevated heart rate and a good bit of sweating). No side effects or problems with the Crestor ( Rosuvastin).

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Screamingelk

That sounds awesome!! How many mg of Crestor are you on? Do you eat meat? (Chicken, turkey, fish or beef)

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Bazza1234

I take 20 mg of Crestor plus 10mg of Exetimibe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezeti... ( which is another drug type to reduce cholesterol via a different means to statins) --- I get LOTS of regular vigorous intensity exercise ( I am 72) and eat all "natural" foods, both animal and vegetable. . I avoid commercially manufactured foods as much as possible - and generally avoid overeating. I try to avoid sugars as much as possible and try to follow a low-GI diet. . All this will of course intimately be all in vain!!!! :) - but my wish is to be able to live while I am still alive, and die while I am still healthy! :)

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