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Mike0001

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Re: high blood pressure
« Reply #75 on: December 16, 2014, 09:47:10 PM »

hi

no they certainly did not, there was slight accident when catheter was ripped out of my arm by nurse buy accident which caused my blood pressure to drop a lot and they brought in cardiac team which was bit alarming.....

back on the 29th for either ct scan or angiogram......
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« Reply #76 on: December 16, 2014, 10:25:18 PM »

the good part about an angiogram is that if they find a restriction its fixed on the spot. had my own share of scares mostly false alarms apart from the myocarditis and the time I had shooting pains deep in the right shoulder and trouble breathing, when it was a few small blood clots in my lungs. dont ever wait, call the ambulance, even the nurses and doctors prefer it to be a false alarm.
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« Reply #77 on: December 23, 2014, 12:04:33 PM »

angiogram done yesterday, at home now resting ... thanks for all the advice

have a good christmas
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« Reply #78 on: December 23, 2014, 12:48:22 PM »

don't forget to rest over the holiday, you have the best excuse in the world to sit back and do nothing so you don't strain the recovering wound, just let everyone else run around and get stuff for you..
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« Reply #79 on: December 23, 2014, 01:11:10 PM »

 :((

Regrettably!

You were not able to take advantage of the world day of December 21st %)
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« Reply #80 on: December 23, 2014, 05:13:26 PM »

thanks I got good news and bad news

good news arteries /heart fine

bad news found infection round chest area which endoscopy will hopefully sort in January

so not as bad as what I could have been
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« Reply #81 on: December 23, 2014, 05:21:22 PM »

That's good news and good news really Mike.
Arteries fine no surgery needed.
Chest infection can be cured without surgery.
A lot better outcome than expected.
Have a restful festive.

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« Reply #82 on: December 23, 2014, 05:25:39 PM »

thanks ned

being treated for Costochondritis, which is just inflammation round sternum and ribs, had this for 6 months and at least now I have something to work on

So all in all I have to greatfull could have been a lot worse 

rest for me and big worry off my mind

Nurses and Doctors at Kettering General Cardiac unit are a1
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« Reply #83 on: December 23, 2014, 06:29:08 PM »

  Just joined the club and collected my prescription for Ramipril today.

  Good luck and Happy Christmas, everyone!
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« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2014, 08:38:12 PM »

amplodipine for me and its worked fine

Blood pressure is down to around 120/130 over 75 /80

compared to 180/120 , so feeling much better

best of luck mate, doctors and nurses of this country I have a real admiration for
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« Reply #85 on: October 07, 2016, 08:34:51 PM »

Reviving this thread because I believe I have run into serious trouble with Ramipril. Anyone taking this, or any of the many other ACE inhibitors should read this:

https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/04/26/when-will-doctors-pay-attention-to-an-ace-cough/

There is a lot more on the web on this subject.

I have had an awful cough for five weeks now (not the first time) and two different antibiotics have made no difference. I'm seeing the quack on Monday to ask for an alternative to Ramipril . I'll keep you posted.
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« Reply #86 on: October 07, 2016, 08:41:58 PM »

Reviving this thread because I believe I have run into serious trouble with Ramipril. Anyone taking this, or any of the many other ACE inhibitors should read this:

https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/04/26/when-will-doctors-pay-attention-to-an-ace-cough/

There is a lot more on the web on this subject.

I have had an awful cough for five weeks now (not the first time) and two different antibiotics have made no difference. I'm seeing the quack on Monday to ask for an alternative to Ramipril . I'll keep you posted.

I ended up with DVT and coughing up blood on this one.
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« Reply #87 on: October 07, 2016, 09:06:03 PM »

The cough is a relatively common side effect of Ramipril and some people can get it quite badly in which case alternative medication should be prescribed. I understand that Ramipiril is the first port of call as it is very cheap and most people can tolerate it. If it does cause problems then alternative, more expensive treatments can be tried.

Having said that, there are some nasty things about which can give you a long standing cough irrespective of whether you take Ramipiril. They don't appear to respond very well to antibiotics either.

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« Reply #88 on: October 07, 2016, 09:28:37 PM »

Ramipril gave me a persistent annoying cough. The Doctor replaced it with Losartan Potassium.
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« Reply #89 on: October 07, 2016, 10:55:41 PM »

Ramipril gave me a persistent annoying cough. The Doctor replaced it with Losartan Potassium.
I had the same prob with the cough ramipril then lossartan and it  went after   about 6/7 week  Irony is though I never had any problems no high blood pressure   and a cholesterol off 2.8 still had a heart attack.
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« Reply #90 on: October 07, 2016, 10:57:26 PM »

Ramipril gave me a persistent annoying cough. The Doctor replaced it with Losartan Potassium.


My doc put me on ramipril and within a few days got the tickly cough. Put up with it for another two weeks until i went back for a checkup. Blood pressure was getting better but the moment I mentioned the cough, he took me off them and put me on the Losartan Potassium.


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« Reply #91 on: October 08, 2016, 08:49:30 AM »

Hi, I was put on Ramipril about 10 years ago, I went back after 28 days (as you have to) and saw a doctor who I think should be surgically removed from medicine and me in particular.
He did a cursory check of my blood pressure and doubled the dosage.

After a couple of days I was like a zombi also I could feel my pulse all over my body.  Weird!  I went back to the Surgery, refused to see him, saw another and went onto a different pill and have since been fine.
We can now book an appointment on line although that is usually for some time ahead but he always has a vacancy!  Wonder why?
My last experience with him was part of the "walk in take pot luck" mornings.  He called my name I never heard him, I hear everyone else!  He came out to find me and then told me off for being deaf!  Only I had to strain to hear him mumbling it!
I think seeing someone like that just gives you high blood pressure.
If he had worked for me I would have found a way to "dispense with his services", a good prescription in his case.
However and fortunately I have found all the current female practitioners excellent, they tell it like it is and I am fitter now than ever.
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« Reply #92 on: November 21, 2016, 07:14:45 PM »

  Further to my post of 7 October I stopped taking Ramipril and also the pee pill that was supposed to increase its effectiveness. Since then I have been checking my blood pressure daily, and it seems to have made no difference!

  My cough has almost gone, though now I see that that can also be a side-effect of the Tamoxifen that I have to take for another couple of years. OBTAA.
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« Reply #93 on: November 21, 2016, 08:08:17 PM »

my doc put me on 10mg amlodipine  at 86 next month doing fine fingers crossed, no after effects
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« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2016, 10:15:03 PM »

Hi all, I had a prostate problem, typical having to get up about 3 hours after going to bed to have a rather slow pee.
By chance I found that eating 3 pieces of crystaline ginger, which I love, each day alleviated the peeing need and I carried on like this for nearly a year.  However there is always a side effect and the ginger stained my teeth a bit yellowy. 
I had to have a crown fitted and my dentist said he could not match it for colour so I had a course of whitening using a clear bleach/jelly held in place by plastic moulded denture fittings.('s)
It took a month to remove the stains and I do not eat much ginger now.
I let the NHS deal with the prostate (benign) problem, that was 9 years ago and I rarely get up in the night now.
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« Reply #95 on: November 21, 2016, 10:45:38 PM »

Whisky and Ginger - bypasses the teeth! Makes you feel good too.

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« Reply #96 on: November 22, 2016, 05:40:25 AM »

Well, when I worked out that ginger had medicinal properties as of course does whisky I tried ginger pills and Stones ginger wine again all in the persuit of science but only the crystaline form worked.

Reminds of a small club contingent designing a Stirling hot air engine that needed close fitting aluminium cylinders similar in size to lager containers and the many other alcoholic beverages available.  The research took a long time before going into the design phase!
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« Reply #97 on: November 22, 2016, 07:46:51 AM »

Hopefully paralleling the current topic, I had for some time been suffering by severe cramps in the calves and feet at night.  Someone advised me to drink Schewppes Indian Tonic Water, which has a small amount of Quinine in it.  Quinine is often prescribed by Doctors for leg cramps, and although the amount of it in Tonic Water is small compared to prescribed doses it has really helped alleviate this annoying condition.

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« Reply #98 on: November 22, 2016, 12:32:59 PM »

be careful and mention it to your doctor, as leg cramps can be an early sign of blood clots, I ignored mine until the clots moved to the lungs (sharp pain deep in the right shoulder) and am now on warfarin.
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« Reply #99 on: November 22, 2016, 12:50:00 PM »

I had the same symptoms, also pain in calf muscles
when walking.
I ended up with an aorta to bi femoral bypass.


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