i am having an adverse reaction to a drug that is inducing some pretty hardcore palpitations and angina. i'm almost certain i'm experiencing the beginning stages of a myocardial infarction. i called for help that wont be here for an hour at least. Please help if you can. will iv saline and 20mg prednisone help?
Hi; If you're still alive, prednisone is what gave Me angina, up to 6 or8 hits an hour and some of them serious. Do you have PMR or Arthritis? I do, along with high blood pressure and was on "Nifedepine30mg, [ccb] and Atenolol 25mg [bb]. I started on 20mg. of Prednisone [5mg @4 X per day] and within a week the slightest trigger ie cold air, the least bit of exercise, 2nd hand smoke, [although for some unknown reason, smoking itself does not trigger Angina] and different kinds of food would all trigger Angina attacks , and as you will, i'm sure attest, they can be EXTREMLY PAINFUL ! ! ! Do you have any "nitroglycerin tabs"? If not get some. I use .4mg tabs. They're very tiny white pills and usually come in a 1 inch high dark brown bottle.
At the start of an Angina hit you put ONE pill under your tongue and in 2 or 3 minutes, "the maricle happens"! Always carry a bottle with you. Generics are very inexpensive... Something is VERY WRONG with the 911 system you have. You should never have to wait more than 15 minutes. Make a decision to check it out , then DOIT!
I know the pain of Angina dear lady, and I know of the terror, and I know how you must have suffered. Please let Me know that you're ok [all better?]
Thank you ChristineATU! Yes sacosam, you are very helpful. Thank you for sharing your experience despite your skepticism regarding 911 services here. I do not have PMR, i'm very sorry to hear you do. I do however have severe asthma and genetic cilliary diskenesia. My circulatory system is a disaster because of the meds. Almost all of them cause hypertension and increased blood sugar concentrations.
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