Never Ignore Chest Pain

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Registered: 07-29-2011
Never Ignore Chest Pain
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Sun, 07-31-2011 - 10:58am

Yes, it could be something else but do you want to take the chance. Minutes can count if you are having a heart attack and you should go straight to the emergency room. If you do not know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack you should learn them. If you would like more information on the subject here is a site with a huge amount of information including things to do to prevent heart attack. This material will give you the warning signs and they will not try to sell you anything.

www.bypasssurgerycomplications.com/heart-attack-warning-signs.shtml

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 07-31-2011 - 3:20pm

Thank-you for posting this!

<3

I went and it saved My Life...

~hugs~

Nightangel
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Registered: 06-30-1997
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 10:43pm
Me too.

On August 6, I began having pains down both my arms, past my elbows, a general tightness in my chest, and lower jaw pain. At 47yo, I was thinking, 'no, this can't be a heart attack'. My next thought was, 'but your Grandfather died at your age'.

I am now 5 weeks post-surgery, having had a quadruple bypass on August 9th. I wish I could say I was feeling normal again, but I'm afraid I am weeks, if not months from being the same person that entered the hospital on August 6th.

I urge any of you out there...please, please, please don't ignore the warning signs of a heart attack. They discovered a 95% blockage on my arteriogram and I was scheduled for bypass the very next morning. I don't even want to think about what might have happened if I hadn't taken this seriously.
Rebekah

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 09-18-2011 - 2:44pm

Thank-you so much for sharing your story.

I was 49.

We ALWAYS think not me, but it can be.

My beloved Mom wasn't much older than I am now.

She died.

Please if you are ever in doubt or concerned go to your local ER.

Ask or tell your health-care provider.

I did have chest pain but also nauseated and my upper lip was sweaty.

I knew something was definitely wrong, not quite right.

So glad you didn't ignore this Rebekah.

<3

Lorie

Nightangel
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Registered: 06-30-1997
Mon, 09-19-2011 - 3:21pm
So glad you're still with us too, Lorie. The heck of it is that my husband & I started the South Beach diet 4 years ago. I lost about 75lbs and my husband lost about 70lbs. We added exercise and have been very good about sticking to our diet and getting our exercise in all this time. That is what makes me think that a lot of my heart problems are hereditary. At least I haven't had to change my entire diet this time. Just lower the sodium. I'm already eating tons of veggies and fruits, lean meats, whole grains and low-fat dairy.
Rebekah

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 2:09pm

~hugs~

Thanks Rebekah!...me to!

My younger sister and I are dealing with heart health issues.

Our Mom died of a heart attack so there is a risk factor.

Both of her parents and ALL of her siblings had/have heart problems.

Nightangel