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Aspirin For Chest Pains
A week now I have mild chest pain on the left to the point I grab my chest to massage and take aspirin it last 20 min. at times 2 pains at one time?
Better safe / sorrry: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more
No: It depends. If you take low dose (81 mg), it reduces clotting which is implicated in heart attacks. If you take normal pain relieving doses (650-1,000 mg), it can stop muscular chest pain. Generic Aspirin works fine but be sure it's not out of date as it loses its potency. If you take full dose aspirin, be sure to take it with food so it doesn't irritate your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a week I have mild chest pain on the left to the point I grab my chest try to massage area and take aspirin . It last 20 min.
Chest pain: Chest pain could be reflux but in anyone over age forty would consider cardiac and so would go to urgent care today to have it evaluated . Do you have shortness of breath when taking a deep breath/ Also have to consider clot which can be evaluated by d-dimer. But need to see urgent care / ER/ doctor today. ...Read more
My husband is having some chest pain and just took some NyQuil for his cold and hopefully to sleep. Is it ok for him to take an aspirin as well?
64 years old,pulse too fast to count,bp160/90,o2 90,smothering,chest pain,took baby aspirin,finally pulse 120,bp down,o2 up?
GO TO ER NOW: You need to go to the ER now. ...Read more
Left arm pain, tingling and vibrating. 6 hours. No chest pain. Took two aspirin. Extremely anxious. Please help.
I was taking a lot of aspirin for about 2 months to treat chest pain. My ears begin to ring and I can't hear as well. What can I do to fix this?
Chest pain at night to my right bottom of sternum took some aspirin no sleep vomited maybe from pain or aspirin. Gallstones?
Could be: Gallbladder disease or passing a gallstone and can feel like pain into your back or lower chest. The severity can be intense, like a heart attack. Fatty foods make it worse. Some positions can ease or relieve pain. Your doc will get ekg, blood labs and ultrasound to make diagnosis. Get it right away. Vomiting is a serious symptom. ...Read more
Can i take aspirin with irrigular heart beat .I have panic attacks that affect my life and take Xanax (alprazolam) when needed and always have chest pain.Help?
Aspirin not a: Problem but likely not a help either. Cognitive behavioral therapy would be very beneficial. ...Read more
Dull, cold chest pain near heart for 20 hours. No other symptoms. Gone after 4 tums (calcium carbonate) and 2 aspirin. Now back. Go to hospital or eat more tums (calcium carbonate)?
Impossible to know: the wisest choice for sure. Pain away from central lower sternum less likely heart & tums (calcium carbonate) relief c/w reflux pain, yet can have multiple events simultaneously, can have angina without showing on blood tests, esp. EKG, & blood test signs (e.g. Troponin I) of heart muscle damage may not show for many hours. Best optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c & Systolic BP, the primary drivers of arterial disease. ...Read more
Mild shortness of breath. No chest pain or leg pain/swelling. Arthroscopic knee surgery past. Monday, aspirin therapy since. Healthy 34 yo female. ?
Be seen: I would sure be seen, especially if you have not had problems with shortness of breath before. It could be as simple as a little fluid overload from the fluids you got in surgery, but a pulmonary embolus from a blood clot is potentially life threatening and has been reported after elective knee surgeries. Let your surgeon know. ...Read more