Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online

Ecotrin to prevent stroke or heart attack, fibromyalgia, GERD, tramadol

My doctor wants me to start taking a low dose of Ecotrin , 81mg. to prevent stroke or heart attack . Currently, I take a fish oil supplement , Co Q10 every other day, red yeast rice, magnesium malate, Vitamin D, and calcium daily. I also have fibromyalgia and GERD. I am considering Tramadol for the fibro pain. Are all of these safe to take in the same day? If I have to pay anything for a response, please disregard this question.
Asked On : Mon, 30 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  226
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Cardiologist 's  Response
hi and welcome.
well i dont know what are your risk factors for stroke
new NICE guide lines 2010 states a risk score called CHA2DS2VASc
if your dont have heart failure , hypertension, diabetes, previous stroke , peripheral vascular disease , your age greater than 65years, and female sex.......... then the risk of stroke is less. taking aspirin low dose for stroke is mandatory if your score is 0 ( the doctor will see other aspects for stroke risk). score more than 0 is straight away indication for warfarin.
well low dose aspirin is also good to prevent thrombosis in your heart vessels that causes heart attacks, thus if you dont have allergy to aspirin and any other contraindications, like severe upper gastric bleed , you must take enteric coated aspirin prevent stroe and heart attacks. also take a look at your cholesterol levels and have mild exercise daily, avoid smoking and alcohol and use vegetables. for GERD you must under go and upper GI endoscopy to rule our ulcer or bleed. regards
Answered: Sat, 9 Jun 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor