Had a minor heart attack saturday.
- 03-04-2012, 12:17 AM
- 03-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Mike I wish u the all the best and listen to that inner voice of urs. I just went through some heart related stuff and the supposed Arrythmia specialist told me that CQ-10 was worthless and never proven to help the heart at all. I wore a heart monitor for two weeks with no skipped or pauses and he told me my heart was fine, but not to lift over FIFTY pounds for the rest of my life. I was like WTF !!! I just left his office shaking my head...... Good luck to u and life is not all about muscles when ur a dad, Ive had to learn that myself lately...
- 03-09-2012, 08:12 PM
Originally Posted by RipdnTxs
Wow that's sounds strange after saying your heart is fine to add that you shouldn't lift anything heavy the rest of your life. Are you looking to get a second opinion?
03-10-2012, 12:18 AM
I keep coming back to this thread.
I do hope you go and get a second opinion, as to the 50lb max.
Everyone else, let's take care of ourselves too.
Could be any of us, we train pretty hard, push beyond what others will even think about.
Lots to take in here.
03-10-2012, 09:16 AM
Keep an eye on those drug side effects and know your family health history. Could be what lead to this happening to me. I posted a thread about Arimidex and heart sides after reading up and seeing that it can cause the exact kind of symptoms that I experienced. While rare in most cases they are possible sides and it has to happen to somebody , most of us just always think it won't happen to them.Originally Posted by rmsshelton
03-10-2012, 11:05 AM
I asked the Doc. point blank, if there is nothing wrong with my heart ( Ive had stress test and echo and all that stuff done and he found nothing wrong on any of those tests) why could I not lift anything heavy again, his response was " I dont understand the need to lift heavy things and the stress that heavy lifting puts on our circulatory system it could lead to a stroke " He is a slightly overweight Middle Eastern Doc. He also told my best friend who is a RN with no problems the same speech, because we are 45 years old. He said we just need to do cardio type activities and then he went on to tell me the dangers of supplements and how most all are tainted with who know what, I realize the supplement industry has some QC issues, but how many people die a year from prescription drugs. I knew it was pointless to argue with this guy so I just left....
03-10-2012, 01:00 PM
My experience with some Indian doctors is that they give an over opinionated medical diagnosis rather then just based on the facts it seems. Ive had some really good ones but a few had funky attitudes when it comes to people and lifestyles outside of their knowledge and/or experience. I had Indian doc clients in another profession I dealt with that were just obnoxious and thought they were better then everybody. My cardiologist that did my cardio cath was such a dick that he initiated an argument with me on the way out of the O.R. And then with my wife when she walked up. Telling me my diet must be sht and that I had the blood flow of a person on a junk food diet and said more using poor language and tact. It was obvious he didn't even read my chart or he woulda seen that my LDL was at 49. I'm actually making a complaint regarding him to the hospital. Who does that to someone after having a heart attack and a medical procedure that's drugged up on the way out of an operating room?!Originally Posted by RipdnTxs
03-10-2012, 05:00 PM
03-10-2012, 07:18 PM
Incredibly unprofessional, my wife was already freaked out cus she wasn't with me when they transferred me hospitals for the heart cath and to have that scene as I'm being rolled out of surgery is insane..... I got back into the gym last Tuesday 9 days after this all happened and did pretty well. I prolly did more then I should but I felt ok and took it slow. Got through my whole chest routine and highest I went was 275lb flat bench 5 times I think or 7 can't remember. I was doing 305 the week before with the same reps so not to far of a fallback jumping back in the water so soonOriginally Posted by RipdnTxs
03-12-2012, 10:30 AM
I had a heart attack November 30, 2010. I was traveling on business in DC and was taken from my hotel to Arlington Hospital - where they cathed me and put in 4 stents. They asked about AAS use - luckily I've never used the stuff beyond a one-month treatment of Test-P that was prescribed for a SSRI-related issue. My cardiac issues are hereditary - my brother had his first MCI at age 32. Dad was 35? I was 47.
But - while snaking the tube up my femoral artery (they don't knock you out!) he explained what happens when one accidentially injects oil-based AAS into a blood vessel, vein or artery. What he described is sorta what you describe. Sure you did not inject shortly before this all happened? A self-induced oil embolism?
Never known an MD that would give self-prescribed controlled substances a green-light...
Just a thought...
03-12-2012, 12:04 PM
I always aspirate to be as sure as i can to properly inject and my heart attack was 6 days after my injection so I highly doubt that could have been the case. I had started Arimidex dosing a week prior to what happened and upon reading up on possible side effects have found exact symptoms described as I was having described by my cardiologist. Im not completely certain it is to blame, but I don't doubt it most likely could have played a roll or been the lead to the cause. My cycle had been going exceptionally well with only minor ups and downs as I adjusted through it. Thought adding Arimidex could only increase the positive. Needless to say I won't doing that.
03-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Well, good luck. I know as well as you do - an MCI hurts like hell. They had 4 amps of morphine in me while I was being admitted to the hospital. At the time I wanted to pass out. LOL - I blamed mine on anchovies in the pizza. But it was genes...
Oh - question? My cardiologist asked me this (while they were shaving my groin); were you scared or angry when you realized what it was?
He guessed it with me - I was angry. See - I thought that because I took care of myself that I'd "beat" the odds in my genes. But a 15-year delay (relative to dad and brother) isn't quite so bad I guess.
The part that sucks now are the blood pressure meds - beta blockers. Makes it impossible to get as hyped before a heavy lift.
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