If you suffer a heart attack in the morning....

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
If you suffer a heart attack in the morning....
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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 11:31am
it is likely to be more severe than having one at any other time of day.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 04-28-2011 - 2:30pm

It will three years since I had mine...I was forty-nine...May 20th.

I survived which had a definite impact because my beloved Mom did not survive hers, she was in her fifties.

My heart guy said it's normal to have pain because heart muscle did die.

Mine was early in the morning to, my ds was there when I had to go to the hospital because I knew something was very wrong.

Every day is a gift to me and I cherish my Life.

Lots of survivours do deal with "Depression".

I am.

~hugs~

Lorie

<3

Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-29-2011
Fri, 04-29-2011 - 6:51pm

From what I remember from marketing pharmaceutical products .. allegedly.. the incidence of an early morning attack are prevelant because .. at that hour (bio-wise) your platelets are more sticky and catecholamines are surging.

Heart attacks are painful for the entire family because, like you said, the depression exists for all members of the family and mortality rears its ugly head at everyone.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 04-29-2011 - 8:08pm

I don't know if my thinking is wrong, but this is why I cringe when I hear people say that they exercise first thing when they get up in the morning.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sat, 04-30-2011 - 12:07pm

Awesome Post!

I loved the bumper sticker.

And it's true.

I think if you survive one it changes you because you do come face to face with death and there is no time to waste.

I spend time with my kids and do things I love.

<3

Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-09-2002
Sat, 04-30-2011 - 11:20pm
Interesting. I also read somewhere that we should drink a LARGE full glass of water as soon as we get up each morning. The theory is that we go 8 hours without fluids and we get dehydrated, which causes our blood to be thicker... which can cause a heart attack. Makes sense to me...
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2010
Sun, 05-01-2011 - 5:32pm

I used to be in the habit of drinking a bottle of water as soon as I got up, but I got away from it.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 05-03-2011 - 3:49pm

I drink a fair amount of water, I like it but some people don't.

My caffeine consumption is down which is a good thing.

If you are on medication taking it properly and regularly it also very important.

Nightangel